Murray is an Auckland-based writer and editor who has spent much of her career in Scotland working in newspapers and magazines. She found researching her story on page 44, which explores the tricky topic of new parents’ relationships, illuminating. Knowing what’s going on hormonally – for dads as well as mums – might hold the key to harmony. “I wish I’d had this advice when my ones were tiny!” she says. Family life for Penny revolves around slathering sunscreen on her small humans, Judd (5) and Alex (3), and discussing everyone’s favourite subject: what to eat next.