Here we are again, with our fourth post about our lovely contributors. Today we have two more wonderful female writers: one whom I’ve long been a fan of, and one who I am a new fan of. You should definitely check out their books if you get a chance.
Juliet Marillier was born and brought up in Dunedin and now lives in Western Australia. Her historical fantasy novels have been translated into many languages and have won a number of awards including the American Library Association’s Alex Award, the Aurealis Award, the Sir Julius Vogel Award and the Prix Imaginales. Juliet is a member of the druid order OBOD (the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids). She lives in a hundred year old cottage which she shares with a small pack of waifs and strays. Find out more at her website: www.julietmarillier.com
Tina Makereti writes fiction and creative non-fiction. Her first collection of short stories Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa, was published in 2010 by Huia Publishers. In 2009 she was the winner of the non-fiction category of the Royal Society Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing and the Best Short Story in English at the Pikihuia Awards for Maori Writers. She is currently writing a novel inspired by her mixed heritage and Moriori culture as part of a PhD Creative Writing at Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters. You can find out more at: http://www.tinamakereti.com
Next up on our contributor list are the wonderful Grant Stone, and Simon Petrie – two writers with oodles of talent.
Grant Stone‘s fiction has appeared in Shimmer, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and Semaphore, and is forthcoming in Strange Horizons and The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
Born on the South Island of New Zealand and now living on the North Island of Australia, Simon Petrie is a Canberra-based research scientist and writer of speculative fiction (SF, fantasy, and occasionally horror). Since 2007, his stories have appeared in magazines such as Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Aurealis, Borderlands, Kaleidotrope, Sybil’s Garage and Yog’s Notebook, webzines such as AntipodeanSF, Ticon4 and Semaphore, and anthologies such as Masques (ed. Polack & Hopkins, CSFG),Destination: Future (ed. Adani & Reynolds, Hadley Rille Books), and Belong (ed. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications). His first collection of short fiction, Rare Unsigned Copy: tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables (Peggy Bright Books) was published in March 2010.
Simon is an active member of the Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Co-operative, the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild, and the SpecFicNZ core collective. He has served on three different judging panels for the Aurealis Awards, in the SF Novel, Anthology & Collection, and Fantasy Short Story categories. In August 2010, he was awarded Best New Talent in the Sir Julius Vogel awards.