Maddison Mae was born in 1996 in Adelaide, Australia.
As a child, Maddison always had an interest in language and made-up worlds - but her love for stories truly began when at seven years old, she was gifted with her first proper novel Charlotte's Web.
Her love of reading turned into a love of writing and crafting her own fantasy worlds - one of her first attempts included talking animals, hot air balloons and a city in the clouds.
Her work is often a little bit twisted, always angsty with characters in all shades of grey and love interests that could only exist in her mind.
Whirlwind is her first novel.