Susan McCreery lives in Thirroul on the NSW south coast, an ideal location for an avid ocean swimmer. She has worked as a nursing assistant; Luna Park game stall attendant; waiter; EFL teacher and olive picker in Greece; youth hostel manager; and literacy tutor. For the past 20 years she has worked as a proofreader/copy editor. Her two previous books are Waiting for the Southerly (2012) and Loopholes (2016). She is working on her first novel.