Ailsa Wild is an acrobat and whip-cracker who has run away from the circus to become a writer. The first four books in her Squishy Taylor series (for 6-9 y/o) were released to much excitement in 2016. Squishy Taylor is a ninja-daredevil and a mystery-solver who launches into all kinds of adventures with her bonus sisters. Ailsa also collaborates with Scale Free Network to create award-winning science-adventure stories with artists and scientists. Her memoir pieces have appeared in Meanjin and the Monthly and her plays have been performed in the Sydney Children’s Festival, at La Mama for Kids and in small country towns around Australia.