Gina Inverarity studied Writing and Communications at the University of South Australia and for the past 18 years has worked as an editor for a range of independent publishers including Wakefield Press, Omnibus Books, Working Title Press and Allen & Unwin. She completed honours in English at Victoria University, Wellington, in 2013 and lives in New Zealand with her partner, two daughters and two happy dachshunds. In her spare time Gina is a trainee yoga teacher at Wellington Iyengar Yoga CentreThe Brown Dog is her first picture book.