Ryan Butta grew up in regional New South Wales. Before he started writing he worked in international trade and has lived and worked extensively overseas. He is Editor at Large for Galah Press and also authors the Out of Office a newsletter, a publication that charts his course of quitting office life to pursue a writing career. When he is not writing Ryan enjoys fly fishing, cooking over flame and telling people that he once played cricket for Argentina. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese but mostly enjoys long silences. Ryan currently lives in the NSW Hunter Valley with his wife, Carolina, and a Cavoodle called Canela.