Carol Faulkner is a full-time children's author living in Adelaide's western suburbs. Her first book, "My Cat the Alien" was published after she completed a Diploma of Professional Children's Writing in 1999. Other titles include "Dads Have No Shame", "The Hunt for Houdini" and "Chester and Gil". She is married with two teenagers, a German shepherd and a green tree frog. She enjoys music, reading, crosswords, and good times with family and friends.