About the author
Mary Van Reyk
Growing up in the Blue Mountains, she was a Springwood library devotee, then supported herself through university by working in a second hand bookstore. After graduating Mary worked at Dymocks on George Street as an educational specialist, followed by Shearer’s Bookshop in Leichhardt as the Children’s Specialist. In 2009 she and her partner Chris left Australia to go on a year long round the world adventure. She returned home in 2010 to work at a major publisher in trade sales, business development, and finally children’s sales. Mary now works for Aboriginal Affairs and lives south of Sydney in the coastal town of Austinmer with her husband Chris, and Kelpie Rusty. She can be spotted commuting in the quiet carriage or relaxing on the beach with a book in hand. Her first children’s book, The Surf Riders Club: Ava’s Big Move is published through Hachette.