Belinda O'Keefe is a freelance copy editor and proofreader with a passion for language and books. She loves reading so much that she does it for a living, as well as for pleasure. In fact she can't remember the last time she was without a book to read! She lives in Christchurch with her husband, two boys, two cats, two rabbits, two minnows and a goldfish called Neville. Belinda is on the committee of the South Island Writers' Association and was shortlisted for the Storylines Joy Cowley Award in 2016 and 2017. Her own two boys are her inspiration, as well as everything else life throws at her.