Clare McFadden is a writer, artist and educator. She has worked in arts education with children, young people, and communities in both Australia and the United States. Her first book, The Flying Orchestra, was awarded the Children's Book Council of Australia’s Crichton Award, was selected as one of the "50 Books You Can't Put Down", was adapted for the stage as the headlining work at the “Out of the Box” Festival and listed as one of the Australian Booksellers’ Association's 50 Favourite Children’s Books. Clare is the Executive Director of Write the World—a writing community for young writers ages 13 - 18. She holds a Master's Degree in Education from Harvard University.