Jim Ditchfield is an Australian author who spends most of his time travelling around the country with his blue heeler that he rescued from a dogs' home. Before retiring, Ditchfield was an electronics engineer and a naval architect. On top of his time in the Royal Marine Commandos, Ditchfield is no stranger to the consequences of war. At two years old, Ditchfield's parents were killed two months apart, his father at Dunkerque and his mother in the Blitz of Liverpool. In 2003, CQUP published Ditchfield's non-fiction book, Angels Don't Go Droving, which is the biography of a former drover, Dick Scobie. His first novel, Nursing Fox, is published by Odyssey Books.