R.I. Sutton grew up in rural Victoria, Australia. She holds a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing and an Honours degree in Philosophy, Religious Studies and Literature. She has worked as a freelance editor, tutored in Creative Writing and delivered talks on myth, symbol and archetype as agents of inspiration. Her work has been published in Australia, Canada and the United States. She currently resides in Castlemaine, a small town in Central Victoria. Closer than Breathing will be her first published collection.