Jill Baker is an award-winning journalist. She edited two newspapers (The Sunday Age and the Sunday Herald Sun) and was a group publisher at Australian Consolidated Press, running about 20 magazines including The Bulletin, Australian Gourmet Traveller, House & Garden and Belle. She won a Walkley award for feature writing in 2010, the Keith Murdoch award for journalism (News Limited's highest award) and the Melbourne Press Club's gold quill. She loves great words and how great writers tell stories. She's undoubtedly the only newspaper editor who can pull a calf if needed or get a red-bellied black snake out of the chook yard (if she absolutely has to!). At various times she has bankrolled a herd of cattle, two alpacas called Boomer and Sally, a slew of cats and more chooks than you can have roast dinners. She now lives with a mutt known on his bad days as Dirty Harry. Harry is her first dog.