The first thing that Meredith Badger ever wanted to be was a writer and illustrator. Actually, the very first thing she wanted to be was a tight-rope walker because she wanted to wear a tutu and carry a parasole. But once she realised her balance wasn't all that great, she decided she'd like to make books instead. And this is exactly what she has done since her first published story appeared in DOLLY magazine at the age of 15. Today Meredith is the modest author of over 375,000 books sold across Australia and New Zealand. She is one of the main contributing authors of the phenomenal Go Girl! titles, a series which has now sold over 1.6 million copies across ANZ since 2005. Meredith's other credits include writing and illustrating a picture book Cinderella, with an Australian twist and the very cute Fairy School Drop-Out trilogy. She has also written under the Zac Power author pseudonym H.I. Larry.