Tansy Rayner Roberts lives in Tasmania with her partner and two daughters. She has a PhD in Classics and runs a small family business from home, selling the Deepings Dolls. Tansy blogs at http://cassiphone.livejournal.com and with a group of other wonderful Australian writers at http://ripping-ozzie-reads.blogspot.com. She can be found on Twitter and Facebook as tansyrr.
Power and Majesty, the first book of Tansy's Creature Court fantasy trilogy featuring flappers, shapechangers and bloodthirsty court politics, will be released from HarperCollins Voyager in June 2010.
In “Siren Beat”, a minor group of man-eating sirens on the docks of Hobart would not normally pose much of a challenge for Nancy, but she is distracted by the reappearance of Nick Cadmus, the man she blames for her sister’s death.
Sirens and mermaids tend to be bitter. You can’t blame them, really. Their tales don’t tend to have happy endings.