Madeleine Rosca grew up in Gippsland. She earned a degree in fine arts from Monash University before moving to Melbourne to study multimedia and animation. She later moved to Hobart. She has worked as freelance illustrator for various clients, including Text Publishing.
Rosca creates 'all-ages' manga including her Hollow Fields series, published by Seven Seas Entertainment in the USA.
"Little Lucy Snow should have been enjoying her first day at the town’s prestigious elementary school; however a macabre twist of fate sees her enrolled instead at Miss Weaver’s Academy for the Scientifically Gifted and Ethically Unfettered—also known as Hollow Fields. Located on the outskirts of Nullsville and run by the insidious Engineers, the grim boarding school dedicates itself to raising the next generation of mad scientists and evil geniuses! Classes include Live Taxidermy, Cross-Species Body Part Transplantation, and Killer Robot Construction. For her own survival, Lucy must master her lessons quickly...the student with the lowest grades at the end of each week is sent to the old windmill for detention—and so far, no child has ever returned.
In this third and final volume of Hollow Fields, the mysteries of the windmill and the scope of Miss Weaver’s evil plans are revealed, as the story winds to a thrilling conclusion!" (Source: Publisher's blurb)