Fin J Ross
Fin is a journalist and creative writing teacher who also runs a boarding cattery in East Gippsland and breeds British Shorthair cats.
She is the co-author, with her sister, of the true crime anthologies, Killer in the Family and Murder in the Family (not their family).
Her first novel AKA Fudgepuddle is the journal/memoir of the oh-so-true adventures of a demanding cat called Megsy.
Fin's latest book is the historical novel Billings Better Bookstore and Brasserie. Set in Melbourne in the 19th Century, it's the story of young Fidelia Knight whose thirst for knowledge changes the lives of everyone she meets.
Fin has won eight category prizes (over five years) in the annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards for crime and mystery short stories. The competition has been run by Sisters in Crime Australia since 1994.
In her spare time Fin compiles cryptic crosswords.