Doris Brett is a writer and clinical psychologist. She lives in Melbourne and is so altruistic that she keeps her house permanently messy in order that visiting friends may immediately feel relaxed and virtuous as they compare their homes to hers.
Her books have ranged across a number of genres – poetry, fiction, psychology, memoir – and her poetry has won a number of the country’s major literary awards. Her books on helping children deal with challenges through therapeutic storytelling (Annie Stories and More Annie Stories) have been widely acclaimed and published world-wide. Philomella and The Impossible Forest is her first full-length fantasy novel for children.