Mandy Ord is a cartoonist, illustrator and disability support worker with a long history of self publishing. Mandy’s first book Rooftops (Finlay Lloyd) 2008 was followed by Sensitive Creatures (Allen & Unwin) in 2011 receiving a White Ravens award at the Bologna Book Fair. She has contributed stories to Meanjin, The Age, The Goethe Institute, The Suburban Review, Going Down Swinging and The Lifted Brow. In 2018 she illustrated her first book for children, Chalk Boy published by Allen & Unwin and written by Margaret Wild which was shortlisted in 2019 by the CBCA for Picture Book of the Year.

In 2020 her book When One Person Dies The Whole World is Over published by Brow Books was longlisted for The Stella Prize and shortlisted for the Small Press Network Book of the Year. In October 2023 she will publish Bulk Nuts with Gazebo Books.