Ros Moriarty was born in Devonport, Tasmania and moved to Canberra when she was 17 to study at theAustralian National University. A former journalist, Ros has spent most of her professional life as Creativeand Managing Director of Balarinji, a design business she established with her Aboriginal husband John, in1983. She is also Co-founder and Managing Director of the not-for-profit Nangala Project. In 2012 Rosfounded the Indi Kindi early literacy program for babies to five year olds, to help remote region Aboriginalfamilies change life opportunities for their children.The author of four books for children and one for adults, Ros was inducted into the Design Institute ofAustralia Hall of Fame in 2014. Her books have received numerous short listings and awards.