Lara Morgan grew up in Western Australia and completed a Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Western Australia. She then spent several months backpacking around Europe, North America and Asia with her partner, Grant, before settling in Geraldton. Lara has worked as an arts project officer, a production manager at a newspaper, a consulting editor and, at one stage, writing a weekly TV review column. Lara now writes full-time and enjoys reading and science fiction television shows. [Source]
Author's Comment: I'm a first generation Australian (my mother is Bermudian and my father Croatian) and I grew up in the towns of Mount Helena and Chidlow in the hills outside of Perth, Western Australia where the trees are tall, the summers are hot and it wasn't unusual to find a snake in the grass down the back of the block. I was a bookworm of a kid spending a lot of nights reading with a torch when it was supposed to be lights out and wrote my first book when I was still in primary school: a blatantly plagiarized version of The Magic Faraway Tree - thank you so much Enid Blyton for your stellar imagination.