Marlee Silva is a proud Gamilaroi and Dunghutti woman born and raised on Dharrawal country, south of Sydney. Storytelling has always been a big part of Marlee's life.
Her mum tells people she stopped reading bedtime stories to Marlee and her sister, Keely, by the time Marlee was five, because she'd started making them up herself. Even when Marlee ran into her kindergarten teacher a few years into university and told them she was studying creative writing, they laughed, 'No way, after all these years you're still telling stories?' It seems this was always meant to be her path.