Narrelle M Harris
I was born in Newcastle, Australia and proceeded to move every few years until most of my friends thought I was on a Witness Protection program. My itinerancy included three years abroad, teaching English in Egypt and Poland.
I have been writing almost since I could hold a crayon, but spent too many years working for financial institutions as a bank teller. I have also been a playwright, songwriter, actress, editor, public servant, kitchen hand and - once only - a very bad telemarketer.
My first novel was the crime/thriller,Fly By Night (2004), which was nominated for a Ned Kelly Award. My 2005 novel, Witch Honour, published in the US by Five Star Science Fiction, had been short-listed for the George Turner Prize for Science Fiction and Fantasy in 1998. Its sequel, which was short listed for the same award the following year, was published in 2007.
The Opposite of Life was released in early 2008 and is the first of a proposed trilogy, which is still being written.
Although now settled in Melbourne with my husband and my cat, I continue to relieve itchy feet with regular travel. I now split my time between full time work to pay the mortgage and writing books.
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The Witches of Tyne
The Witches of Tyne is a re-release the George Turner Prize-nominated books, Witch Honour (2005) and Witch Faith (2007), in a deluxe digital edition, with a new cover by Les Petersen. Out of print now, the two books are here republished in a special digital edition. The Witches of Tyne contains the freshly re-edited novels, the original short story, Witching Ways, and other new stories.
The novellas Fly By Night and Sacrifice were published by Homosapien Press in 2004. The book was nominated for a Ned Kelly Award.
THE STORY: Frank and Milo arrive in Melbourne to promote their new album, only to see headlines about a series of anti-gay murders. The two musicians are soon juggling a heavy PR schedule with another murder mystery and threats against their own lives.
Fly By Night
Published by Homosapien Press in 2004, Fly By Night and its companion novella, Sacrifice, were nominated for a Ned Kelly Award in 2004.
THE STORY: Frank Capriano returns to Perth for a funeral, with his band-mate and lover, Milo. Frank's old friends are trying to make ends meet through smuggling, but that turns out to be only the tip of the iceberg. Soon they have a murder to contend with.
Witch Faith was shortlisted for the George Turner Prize in 1999 and published by Five Star Fiction in 2007.
THE STORY: The recent civil war had its costs: Sylvia lost her magic and Leenan is still a dragon. News that an ‘Arc vessel’ has crashed brings hope and danger. Escorted by a castle guardsman, the witches travel into hostile territory to find answers—if they survive the journey
Short-listed in 1998 for the George Turner Award, Witch Honour was published in 2005 by Five Star Speculative Fiction.
THE STORY: Four women are drawn together by their powers and personal demons. When a group of exiles arrives with news of the overthrow of King Armand, everything changes. The witches join the deposed court to return the deposed King to his throne and confront old failures.
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