Wollongong author, Di Bates has written over 90 books for the trade and educational markets. Her most recent children’s books are The Hold-Up Heroes (Museum of Australia), Big Bad Bruce (Koala Books) and Crossing the Line (Ford Street Publishing).
Some of Di’s books have won national and state awards, and have sold overseas in translation. She has also been awarded grants and fellowships from the Literature Board of the Australia Council.
Di has worked as an editor for children’s magazines and for a provincial newspaper. She currently works as a freelance writer and compiler of Buzz Words. She is married to award-winning children’s author, Bill Condon.