Danielle Clode grew up on a boat sailing around Australia with her parents and her cat. She has worked as a zookeeper, in museum collections and feeding giant fish at an underwater observatory. She studied at Adelaide University before doing her zoology doctorate at Oxford University studying seabirds in Scotland. She is now an Associate Professor of Writing at Flinders University in Adelaide. Danielle has written many award-winning nonfiction science books about bushfires, sailing ships, killer whales and nature. She has written three books on Australian fossils including Prehistoric Giants: The Megafauna of Australia, Prehistoric Marine Life of Australia’s Inland Sea and Australia’s Amazing Fossils: From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons.