Australian author, Paula Astridge, worked for Rolling Stone Magazine and after co-founding a successful advertising agency in Sydney decided to pursue her writing career full-time. Her interest in history has produced works of fact-based fiction centred on controversial people from the past. Four focus on WWII from the German perspective: Golden Boy – about Albert Speer; In the Way of the Reich – the story of Hermann and Albert Goering; Kill The Fuhrer – the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler; and Rocket Man – revolving around Wernher von Braun, his V2 rocket and Apollo 11 moon landing. She switches sides to the Allied underground in her book, Scallywag, writing of the real James Bond and mysterious disappearance of Flight 777 that killed famous actor and suspected spy, Leslie Howard. While Waltzing Dixie, the story of Australia’s involvement in the American Civil War, sparked interest in Hollywood, her book Bad Hand took a different view of the Bounty Mutiny and was nominated by the United Kingdom’s First Sea Lord for the prestigious Mountbatten Maritime Award. Her latest, Deep Sleep, delves into the story of Titanic’s rescue ship, Carpathia, and having gained good press, is proving very popular with Titanic enthusiasts around the world. For more information see her website: paulaastridge.com.