Sarah St Vincent Welch was born in Sydney in 1961, and moved to Canberra in 1987 with her partner. As well as writing stories and novels, she has taught writing in the community. During the 1990s Welch earned a living at ScreenSound Australia, preserving films. A story inspired by working with nitrate film appears in Pressing the Flesh (Top Drawer Press).
Source: Adapted from the author's biographical note in Thylazine #1 2000.