Nansi Kunze began her teaching career in 1997, after receiving a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in German and Classics and an Honours Degree in German from the University of Adelaide. Over the last two decades, she has taught students aged 5 to 85 a wide range of skills, from how to mummify each other in foil and toilet paper to the advanced use of Australian slang. She is the author of several novels for teenagers, including Mishaps, Dangerously Placed and Kill the Music, and has twice won the FAW Mary Grant Bruce Award for children’s literature. A lifelong explorer and fan of our planet, she’s been involved with LandCare, school-based upcycling projects and the promotion of sustainable food and cooking. Nansi shares a hillside property in Victoria with her husband and son, two cats and a thriving society of wild wombats.