About

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 popular PARRISH PLESSIS trilogy, the award-winning SENTIENTS OF ORION science fiction series, and the genre-bending PEACEMAKER Western/urban fantasy series.

The PARRISH PLESSIS series has been translated into many languages and adapted into a role-playing game, while the PEACEMAKER series is being adapted into a novel adventure game.

Marianne has also authored children’s and young adult stories, notably the Night Creatures trilogy a dark fantasy series for teens.

Marianne is an active supporter of genre fiction and has mentored many writers.

She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and three galahs (and once upon a time three sons–before they grew up). Marianne also writes award-winning crime under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt.

Visit her other websites at www.tarasharp.com.au and www.burnbright.com.au


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Awards

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Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 -- Sisters in Crime Australia 

 

 

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