Francis Adams was born in Malta in 1862 and educated in England. He emigrated to Australia in 1884, largely as a result of ill health. Six years later he returned to England. He suicided in 1893 at the age of thirty. A freelance journalist and writer, Adams contributed poems, short stories and articles to numerous publications, most notably the Bulletin.
Rosanne Dingli was born in Malta in the 1950s, and has lived in Australia since 1982. Her work has been published in journals, magazines, papers and reviews since 1986. Rosanne has worked as a travel consultant, lecturer, cook, heraldic artist, corporate and personal editor, tutor, business partner, manuscript assessor and slushpile reader. Among her many awards for fiction are the Patricia Hackett Prize, the Springvale, and the FAW Lyndon Hadow Award.