Mini Goss has written and illustrated many children's books, including When Mum was Little and When Dad was a Teenager. Mini was born in Melbourne in 1963, and when she was two she and her parents moved to London. Over the next ten years they lived in London, New York and Melbourne, as well as travelling through Europel.
As a child Mini spent most of her spare time drawing. Her favourite things to draw were her pets and to copy models in fashion magazines. As a grown-up Mini still likes to draw her many pets, as well as her three children. They have been the models for many of her characters.
In 2002 Mini was awarded the Crichton Award for best new illustrator of a picture book for When Mum was Little. Rhino Neil was listed as a notable picture book by the Children's Book Council.