Nelika McDonald was born in Brisbane in 1983. She spent her twenties studying, travelling and working in lots of different jobs and highly recommends this approach to not having any money. She has been, at various times, a cleaner, a media reader, museum staff member and a sales assistant in a pet shop, a jewellery shop, a homewares shop, a clothes shop, a kitchen shop and a tea shop. Now, she gets to write whenever she likes, and is allowed to wear pyjamas and drink tea while she does it.
- The Vale Girl (2013)