Tamaso Lonsdale has been writing most of her life. She was first published at the age of nine in the Sunbeams children's section of the Sydney Sun. She is the author of 18 published books, several short stories and poems in anthologies and has been awarded prizes in several competitions. Tamaso has lived in Nimbin northern NSW for twenty years, during which time she has been a volunteer worker at Nimbin News Magazine and presented a Writers' Program on NIM-FM community radio station. She now edits the literary magazine Beyond the Rainbow and has also edited four books for friends.