Blaise van Hecke grew up on a commune on the East Coast of New South Wales. Her childhood was a creative wonderland, where the bush was school and play. Books and art were dominant in this learning, so it was quite natural to become awriter and publisher. Blaise co-owns Busybird Publishing with her illustrator/photographer husband, Kev Howlett. Together they are making a creative hub for writers and artists, a place to hang out with like-minded people.