At 18 years of age, Bruna Gomes is already an award-winning writer. How to Disappear is her debut novel. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. She has received awards in various Sydney-based writing competitions, including the 2020 Mosman Youth Awards in Literature, and runner up in the Northern Beaches Young Writers Competition. When Bruna isn’t writing, she enjoys traveling, reading, and time at the beach.