Chloe Shorten’s first book, Take Heart, was published in 2017.  Challenging what qualifies as ‘a family’ in the 21st century, Take Heart is about the modern household and broadens the idea of today’s ‘family’.   Her new book, The Secret Ingredient, will be released in April, 2018.

Writing is Chloe’s third career; having started working life as a journalist she then became public affairs specialist where she practiced in-house for large corporate organisations in the resources and technology sectors for more than 20 years and holds qualifications in communications and marketing.

As an advocate for equal opportunities and ending family violence Chloe has worked to improve the lives of women and children and people with disabilities through her involvement with not-for-profit organisations for 25 years.

Chloe is an Ambassador for Our Watch. She is Strategic Advisor for the Burnet Institute’s Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Program.  She is Ambassador for the Furlong Park School for Deaf Children and was recently appointed Patron of the Questacon Foundation.  She has served on executive teams and industry boards and in 2017 Chloe was appointed to the Board of Industry Funds Super – an all benefit to the member, superannuation fund.

Chloe has three marvellous children Rupert, Georgette and Clementine (and two British bulldogs Theo and Tilly).  She is married to Bill.