Anne Scott, born in the far south of New Zealand’s South Island, began writing in the autumn of her life after a serious illness. She asked herself the question: ‘What do you do between now and death?’ She decided to write. Writing has become her essential companion, bringing life-changing fulfilment and the friendship of other writers. She reads widely and slots away facts to provide backgrounds for her stories. Her favourite topics are history, cats and quirky tales. Many have been published. Currently, she is writing an historical novel.