Gillian D’achada was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1962 – and began writing as soon as she knew how. After matriculating from Fish Hoek High School she attended the University of Cape Town where she studied history and English. Thereafter she pursued a career in copywriting and scriptwriting. She also later obtained a BA Theology degree and spent a number of years on the mission field.
She is currently the Creative Director of Mustard Seed Marketing, an advertising agency based in Stellenbosch, but has also travelled extensively in Africa, the Middle East, Australia and India as a scriptwriter and lecturer in a Biblical approach to creativity. She has three daughters – Lissa, Candice and Claire-lyn – and is married to John, her ‘manuscript doctor’. They live in Hout Bay from where they run their Bible training organization, King’s Cross.
She was shortlisted for the Maskew Miller Young Africa Award in 1993. This is her first book.