Ros Moriarty was born in Devonport, Tasmania and moved to Canberra when she was 17 to study at the Australian National University. A former journalist, Ros has spent most of her professional life as Creative and Managing Director of Balarinji, a design business she established with her husband John, in 1983. She is also Co-founder and Managing Director of the not-for-profit Nangala Project.In 2012 Ros founded the Indi Kindi early literacy program for babies to five year olds, to help remote region Aboriginal families change life opportunities for their children. Ros is the author of four books for children (Ten Scared Fish; Kangaroos Hop; Summer Rain; Splosh for the Billabong) and one for adults (Listening to Country), Ros was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia Hall of Fame in 2014. Her books have received numerous short listings and awards.