Fiona is the owner of Avid Reader. She has only ever been a bookseller apart from a brief and not so wondrous career as a waitress.
In 2009 Fiona received the Queensland Writers' Centre (QWC) Johnno Award for her outstanding contribution to Queensland writers and writing. She is currently the Immediate Past-President of the Australian Bookseller's Association (ABA).
She lives in West End with her family, five chickens and a native beehive.