The Girl Who Climbed Everest is the inspiring story of Alyssa Azar, an ordinary girl from country Queensland who worked to ascend the world's highest peak - the youngest Australian ever to have achieved this extraordinary feat.
Sue Williams is the author of a number of bestselling books, including Father Bob- The Larrikin Priest; Women of the Outback; No Time For Fear - the story of shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder - and Mean Streets, Kind Heart- The Father Chris Riley Story. Her other books include Left for Dead; Outback Spirit; Welcome to the Outback; Peter Ryan- The Inside Story and And Then The Darkness, about the disappearance of the British backpacker Peter Falconio, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Gold Dagger Award in the UK for the true crime book of the year, and the Ned Kelly Awards in Australia. Also an award-winning journalist, Sue was born in England, and worked in print and television in the UK and New Zealand. She spent many years travelling around the world before falling in love with Australia in 1989. Since settling here, she has written for many of Australia's leading newspapers and magazines. Sue's book, Father Bob, inspired the first edition of Penguin's immersive, interactive online reading experience, True Stories. She lives in Sydney's Kings Cross with her partner, writer Jimmy Thomson.