Sandy Fussell is a mum, a computer programmer and a children's author. Much to her surprise, the three jobs fit together really well. Her debut novel Samurai Kids Book 1: White Crane was published by Walker Books in March 2008. Book 2, Owl Ninja, will be released in October 2008 and an unrelated title, Polar Boy (Walker Books) in August 2008. In her spare time she works as an editor and webmaster for the on-line review magazine The Reading Stack and writes a book review column in a local newspaper.