Christine Bongers was born and bred in Biloela, Central Queensland. She left to attend university and has worked as a broadcast journalist in Brisbane and London, written two environmental television documentaries and run her own media consultancy. She completed a Master of Arts in youth writing in 2008. Her first novel, Dust, was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book. Her second novel, Henry Hoey Hobson, was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year – Younger Readers, the WA Premier’s Book Awards and the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. Her third novel, Intruder, won the Davitt Award for Best Crime Debut Book 2015 and was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year – Older Readers. Christine lives in Brisbane and shares her life with husband Andrew, children Connor, Brydie, Clancy and Jake, and their dog, Huggy, the Derek Zoolander of Beagles (really, really, really good looking, but not very bright).