JC (Jane Catherine) Burke lives in Sydney. She trained as a nurse at RPAH and later specialised in Oncology where she worked in Bone Marrow Transplant Units in Sydney and London. Burke’s first words weren’t written until she was 35 years old. They became her debut novel White Lies written under the guidance of an ASA Mentorship and was awarded a CBCA Notable Book.

Since then, Burke has published many acclaimed and award winning novels with numerous international translations. The Story of Tom Brennan won the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers and is currently on the NSW HSC English Syllabus. Pig Boy won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. Her latest novel The Things We Promise is set in 1990 during the Aids Pandemic.