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Sue Saliba lives on Phillip Island

. . . on a winding dirt road called Teddy Bear Lane. She spends her summers protecting endangered birds on the beach and often takes an afternoon walk with her next door neighbour, Izzy, the sheep. She loves that blue-black colour just before night-time and the music of Amy Winehouse, Rodriguez and Cesaria Evora. She still cries every time she reads The Snow Goose and wishes Jane Goodall and Buddhist nun, Pema Chodron could live forever. Her favourite poet is Mary Oliver because she so beautifully captures animals and nature. 

Sue’s young adult novel, Something in the World Called Love won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and her young adult novel Alaska was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. 

Sue used to be an English teacher as well as a Creative Writing teacher at Melbourne University and RMIT. These days she’s lucky enough to write full-time with the company of her much-loved fur friends, Minou, Sally and Charbon.

Her latest novel For the Forest of a Bird was published by Penguin Books in January 2015.