Stella Tarakson started off working life armed with a law degree, but it didn't take long for her to leave her sensible job and follow her passion. She is now the author of more than 30 non-fiction books, most of them for young people. Stella loves writing about the things that interest, intrigue and excite her - especially creepy myths and mysteries - and is thrilled to be able to share these amazing stories with her readers. She lives in the south of Sydney with her husband and two children. Her interests include reading, walking and drinking coffee, preferably all at the same time. So far she has not seen a UFO, vanished mysteriously, or inexplicably burst into flames (and hopes she never will). She has, however, seen a good-looking ghost standing on her doorstep. Yes – really!