Simone Ubaldi is a ghostwriter, freelance journalist and film critic.

Her writing has been published extensively in The Guardian, The Age, The Monthly, triple j Mag, Meanjin, Junkee, Vice and various other publications, and was once translated into Portuguese. She was a long-time music columnist for Beat Magazine in Melbourne.

As a radio producer, Simone created stories for SBS online, ABC Radio National, triple j and AMRAP. She now appears regularly on Triple R 102.7fm as The Breakfasters’ resident film critic and as a regular contributor to Film Buff’s Forecast.

Simone has co-authored four books, including memoirs of Bon Scott and Mark ‘Chopper’ Read. Her fifth book is currently in development for Allen & Unwin.

She was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, but seems to have beat it. That’s her dog George in the picture.