Bec Jessen lives in Brisbane with her three cacti. She is the winner of the 2013 Queensland Literary Award: Emerging QLD Author – Manuscript Award for her verse novel Gap. In 2012 Bec won the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award. Bec’s writing has been published in Voiceworks, Stilts, Scum Mag and Rex. Bec graduated from QUT in 2011 with a BFA in Creative and Professional Writing. Her verse novel Gap will be published in 2014 by University of Queensland Press.