Melinda Tognini has always been a scribbler of stories, and cannot imagine a life without words. But she has also worked as a pharmacy assistant, youth worker, chaplain and teacher. She completed a Master of Arts in writing and her feature articles, travel writing and personal essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Australia and the US. Melinda is passionate about telling ‘invisible’ stories – those stories absent from or sidelined in the dominant narratives of our history – and empowering others to find their voice. After growing up surrounded by the bush, bauxite and beaches of North East Arnhem Land, she now resides in Perth with her husband and two children.