Deborah Burrows is a lawyer, historian and writer from Perth. She is currently spending two years living in Oxford, England and enjoying the opportunity to research the experiences of Australian women in wartime and writing full time. Her first two novels, A Stranger in My Street (published in 2012) and Taking a Chance (published in 2013) incorporated her mother's stories of living in Perth in World War 2, and dancing with American servicemen. Her father's exploits as a commando fighting in East Timor and New Guinea with the famed 2/2nd Independent Company were an inspiration for A Time of Secrets.
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