Writer, R.I. Sutton grew up in the Harcourt region of Central Victoria, Australia: an area known for its dramatic hillscapes and granite plutons. She has been both a student and teacher of creative writing. Her work has appeared in Glint, Zahir, Lalitamba and Kalimat literary journals and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (best works published and selected by an American small press). She currently resides in Castlemaine, a town in Central Victoria. Closer than Breathing is her first published collection.