Fin J Ross


Fin divides her time between cats and writing. As the owner of a boarding cattery on the beautiful Gippsland Lakes, the former often takes precedence – until the writing takes over.

When (also) not working part-time as a journalist (an actual paid job), her days are spent feeding, grooming and cleaning up after cats. In return she gets plenty of blood-pressure lowering furry-purry hugs.

Fin and her husband, Steve, also manufacture cat havens so that other cat lovers can let their precious felines ‘out’ but always know where they are.
After starting her working life as a cadet journalist on a country newspaper, followed by 10 years on suburban papers, Fin discovered the joy of turning a bit of wood into a work of art. She and Steve then ran a woodworking business for 10 years.

Back on a small country newspaper again, it seems her life has come full circle – although it is now graced by the coming and going of other people’s beautiful cats and a desire to write for herself.

Fin’s first published book is the true crime anthology, Killer in the Family, co-written with her big sister Lindy Cameron.

And then… a funny thing happened on the way to finishing her first mystery.

Fin has been sidetracked into writing a novel about well, cats actually. She figures it’s a natural progression, given she now knows it’s impossible to write without a cat on her lap.

Apparently there are some who might call Fin’s latest writing project a work of fantasy, but she knows better. AKA Fudgepuddle is, after all, a biography, a journal, a memoir, so it’s not really even fiction. It is, in fact, the true-life adventures of a demanding cat called Megsy who insisted Fin translate her story into English… sort of.