Doris Brett resides in Melbourne with her husband and daughter. She is a clinical psychologist as well as a multi-award winning author and poet. She has been published in America, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Russia. She has been awarded numerous literary awards for her poetry, including the Queensland Premier's Poetry Award. In The Constellation of the Crab a collection of poems that arose out of her experience with ovarian cancer was short-listed for the National Book Council Poetry Prize.