Allan Tegg spent his twenties working on Aboriginal communities in central and western Australia. After witnessing the psychological impacts of long-term trauma, he decided to train as a psychotherapist. He has worked in private practice in Sydney for the last thirty years. Allan has become increasingly interested in the relationship between psychotherapy and culture. He has written on how psychotherapists are portrayed in different artistic mediums. He has created a blog on psychotherapy and popular music. He has facilitated workshops that help counsellors working with refugees to tell their stories and presented a paper on his experience on Aboriginal communities from a psychotherapy perspective. The Interpretation of Cakes is his first novel.