Mardi McConnochie is the author of  Coldwater, The Snow Queen, Fivestar, and The Voyagers: A Love Story, and two novels for younger readers, Melissa, Queen of Evil and Dangerous Games. She lives in Sydney with her partner (also a writer), two children and two cats.

She has a day job in advertising, and formerly worked as a TV script writer and editor. There have also been some forays into teaching creative writing.