Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. Garth's books include the award-winning young adult fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, Clariel and Goldenhand. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world. He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children. His most recent title is Frogkisser!; a fantastical tale for all ages, which is currently being developed as an animated musical by Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios.