Debi Hamilton is a Melbourne writer, poet and psychologist. She has won several awards and commendations for her writing, and a number of her short stories, non-fiction pieces and poems have been published in various journals, and anthologies, including Australian Love Poems 2013 and Australian Love Stories. Her first collection of poetry, Being Alone, was published in 2013. In 2014 Debi was runner-up in the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize, and went on to be awarded equal first place in the Newcastle Poetry Prize. She lives in Melbourne.