Suzanne Leal began her career as a criminal lawyer and has since held appointments to several tribunals, including the Refugee Review Tribunal. A former legal commentator on ABC Radio, Suzanne is an experienced interviewer at literary functions and events. She has been a judge for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and for 'The Nib' Waverley Library Award for Literature. Her first novel, Border Street, was commended in the Asher Literary Award. The Teacher's Secret is her second novel. Suzanne lives in Sydney with her husband, David, and her four children, Alex, Dominic, Xavier and Miranda.