Mardi McConnochie lives in Sydney with her partner, who is also a novelist, their two children, and a cat. She has a day job in advertising and has also worked as a TV scriptwriter and editor.
Mardi McConnochie is the author of four adult novels: Coldwater, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize First Novel Award (Pacific region), The Snow Queen, Fivestar and The Voyagers. She has also written two novels for younger readers, Melissa, Queen of Evil, winner of an Aurealis Award; and Dangerous Games. Her TV scriptwriting credits include 'Home and Away', 'McLeod's Daughters', 'Always Greener' and 'Pacific Drive'. She lives in Sydney with her partner, James Bradley, and their two daughters.