Erin Redfern was born in Ipswich, Queensland and spent most of her school years reading under the desk and decorating her exercise books. She entered the Public Service in 1978 working in customer service centres in Sydney (where she met her husband). They later moved to Canberra, enjoying diverse management careers and raising a daughter and son in the beautiful ‘bush capital’.
At eight years of age, Erin’s daughter, Lani, became a junior wildlife carer with Erin supporting by doing all the scary, dangerous jobs. Out of this grew her love and fascination for the wild ones of our world.
The Wild Ones
The stars of this book live all around you. You may not have noticed that cockatoo in your clothesline and realised he has a brilliant military mind. He may be plotting right now how to steal your lunch. And that cute, cuddly-looking possum – he would rather bite your hand than enjoy a tasty treat...