Sherryl Clark's first children's book was The Too-Tight Tutu. Since then she has published almost 70 children's books, including Sixth Grade Style Queen (Not!), Motormouth, and Runaways. Sherryl is also the author of the Rose books in the Our Australian Girl series and Jimmy's War in the Do You Dare series. She has had two collections of poetry for adults, Edge and Thicker Than Water. Sherryl teaches fiction and poetry writing in the Diploma of Arts—Professional Writing and Editing at Victoria University, and is currently undertaking a PhD.