Rachel Flynn taught in primary schools in Melbourne before having two children. Since then she has written many books for children, studied for two degrees and currently teaches writing at TAFE and university level. She is best known for her hugely successful I Hate Fridays series and picture books like My Mummy and Me, My Daddy and Me and their companion books (illustrated by Craig Smith). Many of her books are listed on the various State Premiers’ Reading Challenge booklists, and she has featured in numerous ‘children’s choice’ awards. Rachel's picture books and junior fiction stories have been illustrated by some of Australia’s finest illustrators.