Susan Midalia is the author of three collections of short stories, all shortlisted for major Australian literary awards. Her debut novel The Art of Persuasion was published in 2018, and her second novel will be published by Fremantle Press early in 2021. She is currently enjoying the pleasures of writing micro-fiction. Susan also works as a freelance editor, mentor and workshop facilitator. She has a PhD in contemporary Australian women’s writing, and has published on the subject in national and international literary journals.