Devon Sillett is an author and sessional academic, and was formerly a radio producer. Currently, she is researching Australian children’s picture books for her PhD at the University of Canberra. She is also a regular contributor to the most popular children's literature review site worldwide, www.kids-bookreview.com. The Leaky Story is Devon’s first picture book, with two more to follow including Saying Goodbye to Barkley. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (English, Language Lit), a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism), a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary English), and an Honours Degree (focusing on feminism in YA Speculative Fiction). For her Honours thesis, Devon was awarded the prestigious APA award.