Melanie La’Brooy is an Australian author who has previously written five novels for adults, which were published in Australia and internationally. Over the past twelve years she has lived in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Some of her favourite moments ever include boating down the Zambezi River past giraffes and hippos, seeing the Northern Lights from high up in the Arctic Circle, horse-riding through a snowy forest in Bulgaria, and eating chocolate while watching movies with her family at home. The Wintrish Girl is her first novel for children.
Also, her surname is pronounced La-Broy, like boy but with an r. It’s confusing, she knows.