Sylvia Martin is the author of three biographies about women neglected in Australian literary and cultural history. Passionate Friends: Mary Fullerton, Mabel Singleton and Miles Franklin was short-listed for the 2002 Independent Scholars Book Prize. Ida Leeson: A Life. Not a Blue-Stocking Lady received the 2008 Magarey Medal for Biography and was short-listed for several awards. Ink in Her Veins: The Troubled Life of Aileen Palmer was published in 2016. Sylvia has published widely in literary and academic journals such as Meanjin, Southerly, Heat, Women’s History Review and Life Writing. She lives in the Blue Mountains in NSW.