Maura Finn is from Wellington, New Zealand, and lives in Melbourne, Australia. She spent the greater part of her childhood outside – racing on scooters and bikes, building tree forts, and frequently skinning her knees. Nowadays, she's a proud but busy mom, who works in an office as well. She writes stories for children of preschool age all the way up to middle grade, but has a particular fondness for picture books and children's poetry. www.maurafinn.com.