Patricia Evans was born in Myrtleford, Victoria, and now lives in Queensland, Australia. During her time in Victoria, she was publicity officer for Red Cross. She wrote numerous articles for the Red Cross magazine and many local newspapers. She also conducted a monthly radio broadcast on the local radio station and arranged many TV interviews for visiting dignitaries on the local TV station. She was presented with the Red Cross Service award for her work and dedication to Red Cross. During a holiday in Darwin Northern Territory, she was overwhelmed at the records of Second World War activity, which occurred there, and the ignorance of most Australians on such an important part of our history. She then spent several years studying the events in Darwin and the Top End of Australia during the bombing by the Japanese and all that followed.