Patti Miller is the author of Australia's best-selling life writing texts; Writing Your Life and The Memoir Book, as well a novel, Child, and four memoirs/narrative nonfictions; The Last One Who Remembers, Whatever the Gods Do, the award-winning The Mind of a Thief, and Ransacking Paris. She has also had numerous articles and personal essays published in magazines, literary journals and newspapers, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian and The Guardian Australia. Patti teaches Faber Writing Academy’s True Stories indepth lifewriting course and has been teaching life writing for more than twenty years at universities and writers' centres around Australia.