Tia Reed loves nothing better than burying her nose in a story of her own making and cuddling her bossy cat. She takes every opportunity to do both when she is not teaching English as a second language. Her other hobbies often take a back seat but include trying to tame her beast of a garden, hiking and travel. The latter has thrown her many interesting, sometimes hair-raising, experiences which she loves twisting into stories. Born in Malta, she now lives in Adelaide, Australia.