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100 word biography:

Karen Healey lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she jars stubborn scenes loose by wandering along the river. She writes science fiction, fantasy and magical romance for young adults and adults. Karen’s novels include the contemporary romance Olympus Inc. series, the When We Wake duology, Guardian of the Dead, and The Empress of Timbra (co-authored with Robyn Fleming).

Karen is an Aurealis and Sir Julius Vogel award winner, and has been a finalist for the ALA Morris Award, the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and the Andre Norton Award, among others. In 2017 she was an Ursula Bethell Writer-In-Residence at the University of Canterbury, her alma mater.



50 word biographies:

Karen Healey lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. She writes speculative fiction and magical romance for young adults and adults, including the award winning When We Wake duology and Guardian of the Dead. Her most recent book is Bespoke and Bespelled, the first novella in the Wellywood Magic series.

Kate Healey lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. Kate’s Olympus Inc. series is a sexy, contemporary romantic comedy take on Greek Mythology, taking place in and around Olympus Publishing. As Karen Healey, she also writes fantasy and science fiction.



Bespoke and Bespelled Cover Credit: Jacqueline Sweet Design.

Olympus Inc. Covers Credit: Alison Cooley.



An old-fashioned treadle sewing machine against a green background is festooned with golden trails of magic. Sitting in front of it are a pair of obnoxiously large sunglasses. Golden curlicue lettering reads: "Bespoke and Bespelled"

Author Photography Credit and Copyright: Emma Brittenden