Rebecca Laffar-Smith grew up in the magical worlds of wonder and darkness that was 1980s science fiction and fantasy, devouring stories of knights and castles, angels and fairies, demons and dragons, aliens, space ships, and time travel. When not lost in the fictional realities of her favourite authors, she’s writing her own. Giving up a successful career writing non-fiction, she favoured fantastical creatures and fanciful things she could create and immortalize in fiction. She now writes full-time while caring for her autistic children and ageing parents, offering coaching and mentorship, and organizes events within her writing community. She dreams of running a writer’s retreat on the outskirts of Perth, and writing stories in a detached hexagonal room with dozens of bookshelves and plenty of natural light. Now an internationally published, award-winning, and bestselling author, Rebecca spins tales inspired by potential of characters that explore mental health, neurodiversity, and chronic illness. She’s committed to telling transformative stories that help readers escape reality and experience possibility.