My word journey began when I was eight years old with a sweet Enid Blyton rip-off entitled ‘The Splendid Six’. My dear sister solemnly typed it for me on an old typewriter and made word substitutions all the way through.

At twenty my boyfriend and to-be husband gave me Rendezvous with Rama, an Arthur C. Clarke novel to read. It opened a world of imagining that has seduced me ever since. Science Fiction and writing didn’t coalesce, however, until my third son was born.

It wasn’t that I had the time – more that I had the need. When my life was so very full of many things, it was missing ‘the’ thing. Through the writing community I’ve made some of my closest friends, in particular, the ROR-ettes and the VISION writers group in Brisbane of which Rowena Cory Lindquist and myself are founding members.


Professional Bio

Marianne de Pierres is the author of the acclaimed Parrish Plessis, the award-winning Sentients of Orion science fiction series and the upcoming Peacemaker SF Western series. The Parrish Plessis series has been translated into eight languages and adapted into a roleplaying game. She’s also the author of a teen dark fantasy series.

Marianne is an active supporter of genre fiction and has mentored many writers. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and three galahs. Marianne writes award-winning crime under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt. Visit her websites at www.mariannedepierres.com and www.tarasharp.com.au and www.burnbright.com.au

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