Zoë Boccabella was born and grew up in Brisbane. Her writing is often influenced by her migrant ancestry, handed-down recipes and spoken histories as well as travels in Europe and Australia. She gained an Arts degree in literature and sociology then worked for many years as a writer and researcher for government, universities and freelance, later attaining a Master of Philosophy in writing. Zoë’s books have been much acclaimed, shortlisted for awards in both popular and literary categories and published internationally. She is currently working on her next book.