Jillian Schedneck lived in the United Arab Emirates for two years, teaching English literature and creative writing at universities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. She is the author of the memoir Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights, published by Pan Macmillan in 2012. Her work has also appeared in Australian and American literary journals such as Wet Ink, Quadrant, LinQ, Redivider, Brevity, Fourth River and The Common Review, among others. She has done author readings and invited talks and is available for teaching writing workshops and speaking engagements. She is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies at the University of Adelaide.