Paddy Richardson is an acclaimed writer of pscychological thrillers. Paddy lives in Dunedin, where she writes and teaches courses in creative writing. She has written two collections of short stories, Choices and If I Were Lebanese, many of which have been broadcast on Radio New Zealand National. Her first novel, The Company of a Daughter, was written during her year as the Burns Fellow at Otago University, Dunedin, 1997. Penguin has published her second, third and fourth novels: A Year to Learn a Woman in 2008; Hunting Blind in 2010; Traces of Red in 2011.