Debra Oswald is an author, playwright, TV writer and a two-time winner of the NSW Premier’s Award. She is co-creator and head writer of the first five seasons of successful TV series Offspring. Her stage plays have been produced around the world, including Dags, Gary’s House, Mr Bailey’s Minder and Stories in the Dark. Her TV credits include Palace of Dreams, Bananas in Pyjamas and Police Rescue. She has also written Aussie Bites books, six novels for teenage readers and her first adult novel Useful was published by Penguin in 2015.