Kirstyn McDermott is the author of two award-winning novels, ‘Madigan Mine’ and ‘Perfections’, as well as a short fiction collection, ‘Caution: Contains Small Parts’. She has been publishing short fiction regularly since 1993 and has around 40 publication credits both in Australia and overseas, many of which have been nominated for or won awards. From 2010-17, Kirstyn produced and co-hosted a literary discussion podcast, The Writer and the Critic, and recently completed a PhD in creative writing at Federation University with a research focus on contemporary fairy tales and female collaboration. She has been teaching at Federation University since 2018. Kirstyn can be found online at www.kirstynmcdermott.com.