As a child my favourite book was . . . Playing Beatie Bow.
I started writing THE SUITCASE BABY . . . because of a single newspaper article from 1923. I was intrigued.
In three words THE SUITCASE BABY is . . . Tragic Hidden History.
When I’m not writing I . . . am researching.
My favourite place to curl up with a book is . . . bed.
Publicity Coordinator at Hachette Australia and a complete book fiend. My bookshelves are only filled with historical fiction, romance and YA. I have an obsession with ornaments (mainly from Kmart), pom poms, Danish feta and Henry the Eighth (I have a miniature Dachshund named after him). After Harry Potter, Virginia Andrews was my first introduction to reading so you can see why I’m such a heartie at heart.
Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founder and director of Sweatshop, a literacy movement in Western Sydney devoted to empowering culturally and linguistically diverse artists through creative writing. You will want to spend more that 5 minutes with Michael.