Pat Cahill traveled extensively in her twenties, leading to many extraordinary experiences. As an armchair traveler these days, she often writes about her offbeat adventures. She grew up in California, but now lives in rural Western Australia. Pat has published various short stories and poems, and is currently studying at Edith Cowan University in Perth. Twice she won a Highly Commended award for her short stories in the Talus Prize competition. Pat also did her Arts Practicum (work experience) with the University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP), which is a division of The University of Western Australia.