Mic Looby was born in Windsor, NSW, in 1969. He studied journalism in Melbourne and spent several years as a Hong Kong-based illustrator and travel writer. A former Lonely Planet editor and co-author of guidebooks to South-East Asia and Australia, he was a regular columnist for The Big Issue magazine and has illustrated five children’s books. His work has also appeared in The Australian, the Herald Sun and The Age. He lives in Melbourne with his three muses—Rachel, Meg and Morris. This is his first novel.