Maggie Groff is a multi-award-winning novelist, columnist and non-fiction writer who worked as a registered nurse before pursuing her dream to write. She is the author of two non-fiction books: the best-selling Mothers Behaving Badly (1999) which showcased her hilarious experiences as a mother, and Hoax Cuisine (2001) which garnered a loyal following and led to a regular column in Fairfax weekend newspapers.
Her first novel Mad Men, Bad Girls (originally titled Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute) was published in 2012 and received rave reviews. It went on to win both Australian Sisters in Crime 13th Davitt Awards for crime fiction – Best First Fiction and Best Adult Novel. Her second novel Good News, Bad News was also published to high acclaim and voted in the 2013 Get Reading Campaign as one of the top fifty books you can’t put down. Both novels have been published internationally.
Maggie’s latest book Not Your Average Nurse is a moving, funny and larger than life memoir of her career working as a nurse at some of the world’s most iconic locations. It will be published in 2017 in the UK and Australia.