Kathryn Pallant is thirty-six and lives in Bolton. She is also at home on the Gold Coast, Australia, where she grew up, and in London. After twelve years in public relations, Kathryn is devoting a year (and maybe longer) to creative writing and completing an MA at the University of Manchester. She is the author of For Sea or Air, her first novel, for which she is seeking a publisher. She is now working on short stories and her second novel. Kathryn loves roses, chocolate and having a room of her own.