Born in Melbourne in 1966, Natalie Vujovich (nee Pask) hails from a close-knit family where 3 of her 4 grandparents were teachers, instilling a love of learning especially with books and words. One of her earliest memories is, when coming across a word that she was unsure about whilst reading, she was instructed to “look it up” in either one of the two sets of encyclopaedias or one of the numerous dictionaries scattered about the house. The youngest of four children in a family of high achievers, Natalie often found it hard to be heard. Her outflow of energy and creativity manifested in the form of playing the piano and writing poems. She wrote her first poem at age 11, however after having it unfavourably critiqued by one of her grandparents, it did take a couple of years before she was inspired enough to pick up her pen again and write. And she hasn't stopped since. Natalie lives in South Eastern Melbourne with her husband Justin and her fur-babies (mixed breed dogs) Boris and Willow. She regularly volunteers to fundraise for the Cancer Council and Dementia Australia. She is also a Breastscreen Victoria Ambassador. Her favourite things (in no particular order) include dragons, rainbows, reading, writing and family.