Anna Ryan-Punch was born in Bendigo in 1980 and now lives in Melbourne with her partner and their children. She has worked as a librarian since 2005, after graduating with Bachelors of Arts, Science and a Grad. Dip. of Information Management. Her poems, fiction and critical writing have appeared in many Australian and international publications. She was shortlisted for the Triptych Poets series in 2011 and the Noel Rowe Poetry Award in 2015. She volunteered as a Program Advisor for the Melbourne Writers Festival (Schools program) for six years, and acted as Convenor for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards YA Prize in 2008 and 2010.