Loretta Barnard has written two non-fiction books, co-authored two more and ghost-written a number of memoirs. She’s been a contributing writer to a wide range of reference books and is a regular columnist for a number of websites for whom she writes on music and arts-related subjects. She also mentors aspiring young writers from around Australia. Loretta comes from a distinguished jazz family, has been closely observing musicians her entire life and has personal connections with a number of musicians featured in this book. She brings a unique perspective to the families discussed in this book.