Paula Marais has a Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. She also has an Honours Degree in Publishing from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Diploma in Freelance Journalism from London. Previous publications include When your blessings don’t count – a self-help guide to recovering from postnatal distress; The Punishment; A Perfect Holiday Romance (Nollybooks); and Rainbow Nation Navigation – a practical guide to South African cultures. She also contributes fairly regularly to the Financial Mail. Paula originally hails from Johannesburg, but now lives in Cape Town with her photographer husband and her two little boys.