Sasha Beekman is a Thai-born writer who grew up in Darwin, NT. As a kid, she’d probably spent one too many clear dry season nights watching the moon from under the mango tree in her backyard, and so her fascination with the moon began.
She won two Young Territory Author awards while she was in high school and spent her gap year devouring matcha-flavoured everything and collecting Hello Kitty phone charms in Toyama, Japan. Once she’d finally had enough matcha and Hello Kitty, she moved to Melbourne to study an Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University. When You’re Going to the Moon is her first picture book.