Dr Terry Whitebeach is a Tasmanian writer, historian and community artist who has performed, presented conference papers and taught creative writing in community, workplace and educational settings. Her publications include poetry, radio plays, novels for young adults and biographies or life histories. She has taught creative writing for nearly four decades in most Australian states and territories and in USA, and has facilitated many community writing projects. She has four adult children and lives in the bush in SE Tasmania in a little white house that was once St Stephen's church. Before that, in the 1920s, it was a country school.