Julie Hunt loves poetry, storytelling and traditional folktales. Her debut novel Song for a Scarlet Runner won the inaugural Readings Children's Book Prize and her graphic novel KidGlovz (illustrated by Dale Newman) won the 2016 Queensland Premier's Literary Award. She also writes books for younger readers. Her picture book, The Coat (illustrated by Ron Books), won the 2013 CBCA Picture Book of the Year. She lives on a farm in southern Tasmania and works in a library.