Odelia Floris grew up in rural New Zealand on a diet of myths and fairy tales. From a young age she created imaginary characters and magical worlds. But rather than growing up and putting aside these flights of fancy as most do, she turned to art, painting and drawing as a teenager before taking to creative writing around the age of twenty-one. Her first novel, The Heart of Darkness, features a knight in rusty armour and a damsel determined to uncover his dark secrets. Beguile Me Not, a historical Romance set in colonial New Zealand, and The Little Demon Who Couldn’t, a historical urban fantasy for children, followed. Her most recent book is In Want of a Wife, a Regency romance novella.
She always has at least two novels in progress and new story ideas keep popping up faster than she can write them down. Odelia Floris has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Humanities, and qualifications in ecology, technical writing and journalism. She lives rurally on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Her other passions include music, reading, nature and horse riding.
Set in a late Victorian town, The Little Demon Who Couldn't is an exciting, magical and witty story about Murmur, a young devil who is not very good at being evil. Will the demons’ nemeses, the angels, finally triumph over him? For ages 6-12.
Based on Antonin Dvorak's opera Rusalka, which in turn was inspired by traditional Czech fairytales, this novelette tells of the water nymph Rusalka and her love for a human prince. A haunting supernatural love story suitable for readers of all ages.