Tina Cartwright grew up on the East Coast in the South of New Zealand. She is currently living and working in Melbourne. She was a featured writer in August issue of Blue Five Notebook Series (2014). Her children’s picture book, Kiwi and Scorpion, was published with Penguin NZ (a Puffin children's book) in 2008. She was editor, contributor and translator of Taking Latin America Home – a self-published anthology of writing influenced by Latin America, Los Lobos Productions, 2014 - funded by PledgeMe, New Zealand's crowd-funding plaform which raised funds for the Sweet Water Fund based in Nicaragua.