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