Mandy Sayer was born in Sydney in 1963. She has lived in Melbourne, Adelaide and many towns in the US. She has a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in English/Creative Writing from Indiana University. She is completing a Doctor of Creative Arts at the University of Technology. Her first novel, MOOD INDIGO was awarded the 1989 Australian/Vogel Award. She wrote BLIND LUCK and then THE CROSS in 1995. THE CROSS is inspired by the life and death of Juanita Nielsen and was short-listed for the Kibble Award, the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel, the 3M Talking Book of the Year Award and was nominated for the 1997 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
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