Anna Fienberg was born in 1956 in England before moving to Australia at the age of three. She grew up in a house filled with books, and a mother who relished stories as much as chocolates. Anna's favourite books as a child were the Narnia books by C.S. Lewis. Although she started writing stories when she was eight, Anna never imagined she'd become an author, and studied psychology, then worked as an editor with School Magazine, before writing her first book.
Anna now has dozens of published books, including picture and chapter books for younger readers, and young adult novels. She has won and been nominated for numerous awards. [Source]
Author's Comment: Tashi began as a conversation with my mother. She was telling me how, when she was a child, she used to tell whoppers. Creative fibs. Tall stories. And the kids would crowd around, dying to hear the latest tale. We began talking about a character like her - a character who told fantastic stories - and over many cups of tea we cooked up Tashi. [Source]