Petronella McGovern is an author and editor. Her first novel, Six Minutes, debuted on the Australian best-seller list and was shortlisted for three prestigious awards. Her second novel, The Good Teacher, was longlisted for the Sisters-in-Crime Davitt Awards. Both psychological suspense novels, they have been described as gripping page-turners. She has also co-written two non-fiction books.
She is currently working on her next novel which will be published by Allen and Unwin in September 2022.
Petronella has been working as a writer and editor for thirty years, managing and training in-house editorial teams. She holds a Masters in Arts (Creative Writing) from the University of Technology, Sydney. Petronella lives in Sydney on the edge of a national park, and when she’s not reading books, she enjoys bushwalking.