Nichola Garvey is one of Australias most exciting up and coming non-fiction authors. She draws inspiration from exceptional yet untold Australian stories, illuminating the tough and gritty character of the nation. Her first book, Beating the Odds, comes after a career in research and a Masters degree in professional writing at UTS. With an uncanny ear for a good story and an ability to get the bit between her teeth she delivers unique narratives with spirit and insight. Nichola is a keen philanthropist dedicating time and resources to worthy causes, particularly young homelessness. Originally from Melbourne she now lives in Sydney.