About the Author
Bunty Avieson grew up in Victoria and worked for 20 years as a journalist on newspapers and magazines in Australia and Britain.
She was editor of Woman's Day and Editorial Director of New Idea. In 2000 Bunty left magazines and took up fiction writing full time.
Her first novel Apartment 255 won two Ned Kelly Crime Writing Awards (best First Novel and Reader's Vote) and has been translated into German and Japanese. She has written two other novels, The Affair and The Wrong Door.
In 2002 Bunty and her baby lived with a Bhutanese family while her film-maker partner Mal Watson, made the art-house movie Travellers & Magicians. Her book detailing that extraordinary adventure, called Baby In A Backpack to Bhutan, was released in April 2004.
She is currently working on a new novel, another psychological thriller, due for release in 2005. Bunty, Mal and their daughter, Kathryn, divide their time between Sydney and India.