David Metzenthen lives in and loves Melbourne. He was an advertising copywriter and a builder's labourer before turning to fiction. He tries to surf, fly-fish, and is a keen environmentalist. The natural world is where he likes to spend his time, and he endeavours to write books that are thoughtful and well-crafted. David is married to Fiona, has two children, two parrots, and a good Irish Terrier dog.