Kirsty Eagar writes young adult fiction. She was raised by her mother on a farm in Central Queensland. After studying economics, she worked for banks in Sydney and London before deciding that corporate life wasn’t for her. She travelled around Australia, living out of a car, worked a variety of jobs and started writing. Her debut novel, Raw Blue, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, and her follow up novels, Night Beach and Saltwater Vampires, were shortlisted for numerous literary awards. Her latest novel, Summer Skin, a modern romance set in the hook-up culture of campus life, has been described by Clementine Ford as “the feminist love story girls have been waiting for”. Kirsty lives on Sydney’s northern beaches with her family. She surfs most days and is a contributor at White Horses surf magazine.