The Art of Persuasion
Susan Midalia grew up in the Western Australian wheatbelt and has lived in Perth for most of her adult life. She is the author of three collections of short stories, A History of the Beanbag, An Unknown Sky (written with the assistance of an Australia Council grant), and Feet to the Stars. Her collections have been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Award and twice for the Western Australian Premier's Book Award. She retired from teaching in 2007 to become a full-time writer and freelance editor. The Art of Persuasion is her first novel.