Emily Rodda's first book, Something Special, was published with Angus & Robertson in 1984. Since then, Emily has written or co-authored over 90 books for children. Her books include the award-winning Rowan of Rin series as well as the outstandingly successful Deltora Quest fantasy series. A full-time writer since 1994, Emily has won the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award a record five times and seems to instinctively know what children want to read. Her next book, Eliza Vanda’s Button Box will be published in May.