Catherine Jinks — Australian Writer born on December 30, 1963,

Catherine Jinks is an Australian writer of fiction books for all age groups. She has won many awards including the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award four times, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Aurealis Award for science fiction, the IBBY Australia Ena Noel Encouragement Award, the Adelaide Festival Award, and the Davitt Award for crime fiction... (wikipedia)

I always had a soft spot for Sherlock Holmes and used to imagine helping him out.
There's nothing quite as exciting or moving as the very finest literary non-fiction.
I'm not a risk-taker; that's probably why I write - because when you're easily bored, but you don't like taking risks, you end up doing it all in your head.
I'm a very nervy kind of person, who finds it almost impossible to relax.
I was always told you're not going to make much money from writing. You can actually do it. Now I've built a really good, big house out of words.