Joy Cowley is a much-loved, multi-award-winning New Zealand author of more than 600 titles. She is famous in the United States as the author of the Mrs Wishy-Washy series, which has sold over 40 million copies. Three of her novels, The Silent One, Bow Down Shadrach, and Hunter, have won Children's Book of the Year awards in New Zealand; Ticket to the Sky Dance and Starbright and the Dream Eaterwon junior fiction awards two years running. Joy has been awarded the OBE for her services to children's writing.
When not travelling the world, Joy spends her time between Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds.