Catherine Bauer is a journalist and writer from South Australia. She has worked as a news and political journalist and features writer, a government media adviser and currently works with the State Theatre Company South Australia. Her love of writing started as an eight-year-old where she wrote and illustrated her own book. She has now written and published three children's plays and two picture books. Catherine aims for her stories to spark all or one of the following three reactions in readers: 'that's me'; 'I wish that was me' or 'I'm glad that's not me'. Her parents were both great story tellers and among her favourites, her father's wonderful retellings about finding joy in small things, his enthralling adventures and often hardships of a childhood growing up in WWII Germany.