Jo Sandhu is an award-winning author who writes novels for upper middle grade. Her trilogy, Tarin of the Mammoths, is published by Penguin Random House. Book One, The Exile, was a 2018 CBCA Notable Book and a Finalist in the Aurealis Awards for Best Children’s Fantasy Book 2017. It was won the Readings Children’s Book Prize in 2018 and is on the NSW and QLD Premier’s Reading Challenge Lists. Jo has been writing stories for over fifteen years and is a firm believer in creating unlikely heroes, exciting adventures and authentic fantasy worlds.