Karen Foxlee was born in Mount Isa, Queensland, in 1971. She has worked most of her adult life as a registered nurse. She has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in creative writing and lives in Gympie. In 2006, Karen was awarded the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best Emerging Author, an award that resulted in the publication of The Anatomy of Wings. The novel has since been picked up by an American publisher. Karen is working on her next book.