Jenny Ackland is a Melbourne writer and teacher. Her first novel The Secret Son – a Gallipoli/Ned Kelly mash-up about identity, truth and history – was published in 2015. Little Gods is her second novel. Set in Mallee country in Victoria’s north-east, Little Gods is a story about the mess of family, of girlhood, resilience and revenge. Jenny is also the founder of the Bad Diaries Salon. Jenny can be followed on Twitter @jennyackland, or Instagram @jenny_may_ackland, and the Bad Diaries Salon on Twitter @BadDiariesSalon.