Lucy Bloom is an international keynote speaker and consulting CEO with a background in advertising and international aid. She was born in Africa and grew up in Australia. Lucy is an Ambassador for Australia Reads, is a member of the Australian Society of Authors, the Australian Writer’s Guild and the Country Women’s Association. While some find Lucy’s memoir hard to believe, The Manuscript is her first work of fiction. Her memoir, Get the Girls Out was published by HarperCollins in 2019 and her first book, Cheers to Childbirth, remains the much-loved man-manual on the tricky business of childbirth support. Lucy is the mother of three teens and lives by the beach in Sydney.