Richard Yaxley is an author and educator based in Queensland. He writes novels, plays, poetry and educational texts. His most recent work, Drink The Air, won the Young Adult prize at the 2010 (but now cheerlessly defunct) Queensland Premiers’ Literary Awards. A second novel for young adults, entitled Joyous And Moonbeam, will be released in May 2013. In 2011 Richard was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to education, literature and performing arts. He is a passionate supporter of AFL team, Hawthorn.