Jane Smith is a school librarian at Concordia Lutheran College in Toowoomba, Queensland and an avid historical researcher and lover of Australian history. She grew up in Brisbane and started her career as a physiotherapist practising in New South Wales, before moving back to Queensland and retraining as a librarian. Jane's fascination with Australian history inspired her to write her Australian Bushranger series to share the colourful lives of these bushranging legends with younger readers, and show kids that history is far from boring and sometimes truth is even more entertaining than fiction. Her meticulous research helped her to uncover new facts and dispel many of the myths that have surrounded these characters for years. Jane is married and has two adult children. Jane enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to live music, singing in a community choir and relaxing with her family and cat. She loves visiting old houses and for over a decade has enjoyed meeting with a group of loyal friends for their `Book Club' meetings - the perfect way to share a love of reading, coffee, cake and of course friendship.