Thurley Fowler was born in Griffith, New South Wales, and lived very happily on a farm with her parents, sister and two brothers. She has been interested in art and writing since she was a child.
Her first children's novel, 'Wait Dor Me! Wait For Me!', was shortlisted for the 1982 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award and 'The Green Wind', set on the beloved Farm 1286, where she grew up, was winner of the 1986 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award for Older Readers.
Thurley is also well-known for the hilarious 'Not Again, Dad!' and its sequel 'That's Enough, Paul!', which tell the story of the misadventures of the famous Roberts family.