Sam-Ellen has always been a reader and a writer, but it was the children’s classics she read at Uni that inspired her to create worlds as brilliant as those she read about. She has worked in education and as a children’s bookseller, and has both published and won prizes for her short stories. Sam-Ellen grew up in Tasmania but now lives in Melbourne. A few of her favourite things include theatre, folklore, travel and cabbage patch dolls. She is determined one day all these things will find their way into her books. What the Raven Saw is her first novel for children. The raven in question stole many of her best lines.