Liz Wickins has always lived in Johannesburg. Her writing was originally inspired by the need to tell the story of the life of her son, Jonathan, who was born with Down syndrome and has since passed away. This was the start of putting thoughts on paper.
She stumbled onto the subject of Kariba while researching another book and became totally fascinated and engrossed and has felt a very strong commitment to tell the story of Kariba as she believes South Africans deserve to know about it.
Liz is married to Barry, and has a son, Graeme, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons. She has a degree in Psychology and has always balanced her writing with doing accounting work.
Mike Wickins was born and raised in Johannesburg, where he also qualified as a lawyer, a field in which he practiced for several years, before joining an investment bank, where he currently works in the field of Energy finance.
Mike became involved in writing Whispers from the Depths when Liz Wickins, his aunt, told him of the story she was researching.
Mike is married to Vanessa and they have three children.