Printable Bio

I was born in Melbourne, Australia but grew up in various green and grassy parts of Victoria. I moved back to Melbourne for uni and have stuck here ever since, apart from a brief sojourn in London. My life, apart from the day job, revolves around books, writing, the odd sewing, knitting, spinning or quilting binge and taking orders from my feline overlords.

My two great reading loves have always been fantasy and romance. I grew up reading Tolkien alongside L.M. Montgomery and Susan Cooper, Diana Wynne Jones and David Eddings mixed with Heyer, Austen and all the Harlequin and Loveswept books I could find. So I guess it’s inevitable that I wound up writing books that incorporate both genres.

I’m the author of the Half-Light City series, a dark fantasy quadrology for Roc and The Wild Side, an urban fantasy trilogy (Book 1 & 2, The Wolf Within and The Dark Side out now). My new dark fantasy series for Roc began with The Shattered Court in April 2015. More about that on my books page. You can read my “call” story here. Or other FAQs about me, my books, writing and life here. I also write contemporary romance for St. Martin’s Press as Melanie Scott.

To find out where I’m going to be, check out my Appearances page.

My fabulous agent is Miriam Kriss at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.

Official bios and downloadable author photos and cover images are available on my Press page.

You can contact me here.

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