About the Author

Simone Mealyea
Blurbarian Since May 2008
Name Simone Mealyea
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Gender Female
My Bio My twin sister, Anna, and I were born in 1973 in Camperdown, a small country town in Western Victoria. By the age of four we moved to Melbourne, where we still live today. I am very close with my sister and family, and in 1998 Anna and I represented Australia at the World Precision Ice Skating Championships in Bordeaux, France.

I have always been interested in photography, and my dad, Rob, has provided great encouragement in this regard, so expect more advanced photography in my future books.

I currently live in Melbourne with my two Burmilla's, Billy and Jazz.

One day I would love to move back to the country, but for now, Melbourne is home.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
my family, or a place that means a lot to me.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Author Wally Lamb who penned my favorite book of all time I Know This Much Is True, photographers Ansell Adams, and Long Thanh. I was lucky enough to meet Long Thanh, who specializes in black and white photography of Vietnamese life on a recent visit to Vietnam. He is kept in supplies so he can keep doing what he does best by overseas admirers.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb. It is a long book, approx 1000 pages and I became so attached to the characters that when I read the final page, I felt they had slammed the door on me forever. I can always read it again!