Jeanette Thompson graduated as Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Technology Sydney. Bone and Beauty grew out of Jeanette's research into Australian colonial history and creative nonfiction writing. She has been a lecturer in Children's Literature, Charles Sturt University, and a tutor for the Family History Unit, University of Tasmania. Her research and community writing have explored ways of making history accessible and engaging for a wide variety of audiences.
'The convict uprising at Bathurst in 1830 has been almost completely forgotten. Jeanette M. Thompson has brought the story back from obscurity in a most lively and readable way. She has combined serious research with imaginative flair.' Henry Reynolds