Josephine Pennicott was born in Tasmania, Australia and spent her early childhood in Papua New Guinea. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in painting, and is the winner of the 2001 Scarlet Stiletto Award for crime writing.
Josephine's paintings and writings reflect her interest in myth, magic, fairytales, death and transformation. She has travelled widely throughout Europe, India and Asia.
Josephine lives in Sydney with her partner, her maltese dog Alfie, and her black cat Smuchi. Her goals for her life at to keep studying and creating, and to be found annually in the departure lounge at Sydney airport.
Biography provided by the author, January 2003.