Rosalia and Nikki Catalano are sisters based in Sydney’s Inner West. Mitsu: The Dark Witch and the Dream Wilderness is their first collaboration.

Author: R Catalano

Rosalia is an author and singer who has been writing stories since she was 13, when authors Gillian Rubenstein, Paul Jennings and Roald Dahl were frequently in and out of her hands. Since then she has written an award-winning play, Rewind (Carnivale, 1999), and been published in the anthology Nine Tenths Below (Halstead Press, 2005). You can listen to a few of her musical creations at


Nikki has studied everything from glass-blowing to digital media, however illustration is one of her true passions. You can see some of her work thus far at