SUSAN BRADLEY SMITH lives mostly Melbourne, and works in Perth, where she is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Curtin University. She began her writing life as a rock journalist before becoming a theatre historian and playwright. Her most recent books are the verse memoir The Screaming Middle; the poetry collection Beds For All Who Come; and the writing and wellbeing memoir Friday Forever. In 2013 Susan founded Milkwood Bibliotherapy, and she is an advocate for Arts and Health. Her favorite things usually involve the ocean and her secret ambition is to swim in every ocean pool in Australia.