zoe_harris

I am an Australian living just outside Oslo, Norway who has been writing in some form or another for most of my life, including short stories, novels, stage plays and various forms of business documents and software documentation. In recent years, I’ve added copywriting to that list, which now makes up the bulk of my day-job workload.

I studied Professional Writing in Adelaide, South Australia before moving to Norway in 2006. Creative writing took a backseat to IT project management and later to motherhood. But, for two years a novel was brewing in the back of my mind, and in 2011 I finally sat down and gave it some attention. That first novel became two, and eventually four novels in a non-sequential series of YA books whose threads are twisted together to form a whole, but are also written to stand alone.

The first short story I had published, Grace of Women, was released by Kristell Ink in late 2012 as part of a steampunk anthology. Five more stories were published in the anthologies, North of the Sun, South of the Moon: New Voices from Norway, in May 2013 and All the Ways Home in May 2014, These Twisted Roots in 2015, and Some Shape of Beauty in 2016 from the Oslo Writers’ League, of which I am the founder. In 2015, I drafted a contemporary YA novel that I eventually abandoned in favour of my desire for subtle magic and shadow. Thus, in 2016, I completed the first draft of a new dark YA novel. I have also published fairy tales in two collections, Willow, Weep No More and Shadows of the Oak, published by Tenebris Books, an imprint of Grimbold Books, of which I am a co-founder.

I am also the co-host of The Grimcast, a monthly podcast where I talk books and publishing with my fellow grimmies, Joel Cornah and Allan Bott.

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