Michelle Balogh is a freelance writer and illustrator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Music from the University of New South Wales, and in 2014 she completed a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at UTS. Her work has been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Aspiring Writers’ Mentorship. ‘Shan-Yi’, on which Her Kind of Luck is based, was shortlisted for the Scribe Non Fiction Prize in 2016. She lives in Sydney.