Sasha Beekman is a Thai-born writer who grew up in Darwin, NT. As a kid, she probably spent one too many clear dry season nights watching the moon from under the mango tree in her backyard. She won two Young Territory Author awards while she was in high school and spent her gap year in Toyama, Japan. Once she'd finally had enough matcha and Hello Kitty, she moved to Melbourne to study writing and editing at RMIT University. When You're Going to the Moon is her first picture book.