Laney Cairo is an ex-pat Londoner, who's settled in very comfortably to the cheaper and warmer Australian lifestyle.
She tried monogamy a couple of times and found it problematic, and has been in a polyamorous relationship with another professional writer for seventeen years. During that time she spent twelve years with a wife as well, possibly the ideal arrangement for a queer woman who is fond of company. Her ex-wife, notably, is not a writer.
Conventional employment proved as tedious as monogamy, and Laney experimented with several career options, including working as Petals the Fairy. She has also been an artist's nude model, and many years later people still approach her and say, "You look really familiar." She and her partner wrote and ran murder mystery dinner parties for a hotel chain in the Nineties, the most lucrative gig possible for a couple of writers. She was once accosted by a Wilderness Society Koala who recognized her from a safe sex workshop she had run. She has managed two bookshops, an employment option otherwise known as "subsidised reading."
Laney is passionate about food, despises bread-making machines as ungodly, makes her own curry paste and is not a vegetarian. She's politically so far to the left she's fallen off the edge of the screen. She's never been arrested, despite years of political activism, and is inordinately proud to be a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence (black veil). She has a spotless driving record, sings atrociously and has a Bachelor of Science.
The trials and tribulations of routine employment have palled with time and Laney now writes full-time, belonging to the Dirty Bathrobe School of Writing. She is owned by one small cat.
To commemorate the release of her novel Bad Case of Loving You, Torquere Press made Laney their featured author of the week.