Gerry Bobsien is a young adult/children’s author, curator and ballet mother. She has exhibited and curated visual arts programs for the Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle Region Art Gallery and as Public Art Curator Newcastle City Council. She was once a blacksmith and occasionally gets back into the workshop. She lives in Mayfield: Home of the Brave. Her first YA book Surf Ache, was published by Walker Books in 2009. In 2010 she collaborated with illustrator and artist Shane Westernhagen to produce Vinni Versus Bluebottle, Walker Books August 2011.