Sandra Arnold is a novelist, short story, flash fiction and non-fiction writer. Her work has been broadcast on national radio, published and anthologised in New Zealand and internationally and has won and been short-listed for several awards. She has a MLitt (High Distinction) and PhD in Creative writing from Central Queensland University, Australia. She has worked as a teacher, editor, book reviewer, PhD examiner, literary judge, reviewer of academic papers and has been an invited speaker at conferences and literary festivals. With poet David Howard she co-founded Takahe Literary Journal and was its fiction editor from 1989 to 1995. She is a member of the advisory committee and a guest editor for Meniscus, the literary journal of the Australasian Association of Writing Programmes, a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors and the New Zealand Book Council. She lives in rural Canterbury, New Zealand.