Kylie Westaway has spent most of her life travelling and living in different countries. Her background is in theatre where she worked on the Australian production of The Lion King and for the Bell Shakespeare Company. Kylie spent a year teaching 2-6 year olds in South Korea and started working in publishing when she returned to Australia. She is a performed playwright and has written for magazines. Whale in the Bath was a 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia notable book, and is on the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge. It has been published in Australia by Allen & Unwin, the USA by Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Germany by Theinemann Esslinger.