Birgit Brecknell

Birgit Brecknell (née Planitz) has a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace/Avionics, 2001) and a PhD in Engineering (Computer Vision, 2004) from the Queensland University of Technology. Unfulfilled by traditional research, she turned to creative writing and completed a Master of Creative Industries (Screenwriting, Queensland University of Technology) in 2008. Birgit continues to work in engineering while churning out fiction. She is married to the love of her life, Matthew Brecknell.