Born in 1983, Brisbane-raised Jessica Rudd drew on her experience as a lawyer, campaign worker and PR consultant for her debut novel Campaign Ruby. The best-selling sensation charts the travails of an Australian Prime Minister’s last days in office. She wrote the novel on the 35th floor of a known writer’s bar in Beijing in seven months. She has followed up Campaign Ruby with the book Ruby Blues, which she hopes will give her readers as many laughs as she had writing it.