John A. Tully is descended from English and Irish forebears. A Tasmanian expatriate, a socialist and an active trade unionist, he worked as a rigger in construction and heavy industry for many years. He is Honorary Professor/Educator PhD at College of Arts and Education, Victoria University, Melbourne. He is the author of seven published books, a number of articles, book reviews and short stories. His previous books, Dark Clouds on the Mountain (2010) and Robbed of Every Blessing (2015) were published by Hybrid Publishers.