CS Boag is a former journalist who has also grown potatoes, driven taxis and bulldozers and worked in a hamburger bar. He was a Sydney City Councillor for six years and holds degrees from NSW and Sydney universities as well as postgraduate qualifications from Macquarie. Besides publishing short stories he has also worked as a columnist for Woman’s Day and the Bulletin. In 1986 he won the Walter Stone Memorial Prize for Literature. He is the author of seven 'pulp' fiction novels in the 'Mister Rainbow' series and lives near Bathurst with his wife, Judith.