Hazel Phillips is a writer and communications professional who has worked for a variety of media, from the National Business Review (where she learned how to read a balance sheet) to CLEO magazine (where she learned how to use a hair straightener to iron a skirt). She has written two previous books: Sell! Tall tales from the legends of New Zealand advertising, a popular history of the advertising industry; and Wild Westie, a biography of Sir Bob Harvey. She is always working on a new book, even if it’s just inside her own head. Hazel holds a BA(Hons) in French and an MA in media studies. In her spare time she enjoys multi-day tramping, skiing, ski touring, mountaineering, scuba diving, motorbiking, and sitting on the couch with a good book when it all gets too much.