Raelke is a writer and linguist from Adelaide. She teaches English as a Second Language and is a PhD candidate in creative writing at Flinders University. She loves everything to do with language and is fluent in German and currently teaching herself Czech. Raelke has written books for children and young adults, and was the editor of multilingual, multicultural magazine Tongues. Her PhD project is a creative non-fiction work in the genre of language journalism and she recently completed a novella length memoir.