Melanie Casey was born and lives in South Australia with her two young children and her husband. After studying English Literature and Classical Studies, Melanie shifted to Law, and now works in government. A chance meeting with a highschool English teacher in the supermarket made Melanie realise that she should be doing what she'd always loved, writing! Another period of study, this time at the Professional Writing School of Adelaide's College of the Arts ensued, helping Melanie acquire the skills she needed to put her plan into action. Hindsight was her debut novel.