Verity Croker

Verity Croker knows what it's like to live in a small town, so she understands the difficulty of keeping secrets. She grew up in Canberra, then moved to the Northern Territory where she lived in towns with populations under 1000, as well as Darwin. Moving to Scotland, she spent a year in Cromarty, a 17th century fishing village. Living and working in China in Shanghai and Nanjing, though huge cities, being an outsider from another culture meant she sometimes felt like she was living in a fishbowl.When she is not writing, she is reading a book, walking, or swimming in the ocean or pool. She has had several books, poems, short stories, travel articles, and newspaper articles published. Verity lives in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and teaches English to international students at the University of Tasmania. She can be contacted on and you can follow her on Twitter (@veritycroker) or visit her website: