Author: Zena Shapter

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Zena Shapter writes from a castle in a flying city hidden by a thunder-cloud. She’s the winner of a dozen national writing competitions including a Ditmar Award, the Glen Miles Short Story Prize and the Australian Horror Writers’ Association Award for Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in collections such as the Hugo-nominated ‘Sci Phi Journal’, ‘Midnight Echo’ (as well as their ‘best of’ anthology), ‘Award-Winning Australian Writing’ (twice), and ‘Antipodean SF’. Reviewer for Tangent Online Lillian Csernica has referred to her as a writer who “deserves your attention”. In 2016 her co-authored science fiction novel ‘Into Tordon’ for 8-14 year olds was published by MidnightSun Publishing and distributed into school libraries by Scholastic under the pseudonym Z.F. Kingbolt. She’s also the founder and leader of Sydney’s award-winning Northern Beaches Writers’ Group, with whom she’s written several speculative adventure books for young readers to raise money for The Kids’ Cancer Project.

When not writing, Zena is a writing mentor, editor, tutor, competition judge, book
creator, and workshop presenter. She enjoys travelling, wine, movies, chocolate, frogs and connecting with fellow story nerds online. Find her via @zenashapter or

Zena’s latest novel through IFWG Publishing Australia:

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