Victoria Clayton was born in the UK of a Scottish mother and an Australian father and grew up in Melbourne.
She has been writing all her life and Grief in the Van is her first book.
She has been a field archaeologist, excavating in Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Israel and Spain (Menorca) and Australia. She has a PhD in archaeology and her research focused on ancient figurines from North Syria.
She has also been an English teacher in Melbourne and China.
Now she lives in a van* somewhere in Australia with Dougal, the dog-like cat, and writes about all of it.
*Admittedly I now live in an apartment in the city, but my heart will always be on the road...