Rippin spent most of her childhood in South-East Asia, living in Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. She also lived in China for three years as an adult and studied traditional Chinese painting. Rippin has taught Writing for Children at RMIT, Melbourne and has written books for the Reading Discovery Series of children's readers.
'Billie and her friends have started a secret mystery club, and there are mysteries galore! Who stole the strawberries from Mika's garden? What does the secret code say? Is the spooky house actually haunted? To find out, you'll have to read this big book!' (Publication summary)
'Someone has taken something from the principal's office at school! Who would have done such a terrible thing? And when one of Billie's friends becomes a suspect, will Billie even know who to trust anymore?' (Publication summary)