Deborah Challinor 'is a writer and a historian. She lives ... in the Waikato in New Zealand. Previously, she spent four years [2010-2014] in New South Wales, researching and writing her Convict Girls series, set in Sydney in the 1830s.'
Challinor has a PhD in military history.
Deborah Challinor's works from her time in Australia, and those with Australian subjects and settings, are included in AustLit.