Patti Miller is the author of eight books: the best-selling Writing Your Life, The Last One Who Remembers, Child, The Memoir Book and Writing True Stories (all published by A&U), Whatever the Gods Do, (Random House), the award-winning The Mind of a Thief (now a VCE text), Ransacking Paris, both published by UQP, and last year, Writing True Stories from A&U. This year, The Joy of High Places will be released by NewSouth in late July. She has also had numerous articles/personal essays published in national newspapers and literary magazines. She began the ‘Life Stories Workshops’ at Varuna in 1991 and is Australia’s best-known memoir teacher, offering memoir courses around Australia and in Paris. More than 40 of her students have been commercially published. See lifestories.com.au.