Joanne Anderton


I’ve never been fond of this ‘about me’ stuff, so bear with me.

I’m a writer of speculative fiction, and this is what I’ve always been. In my case, that tends to range between fantasy, horror and the just plain weird. I used to tell these stories in my head, but after a little more exposure to the real world I started to realise this could be seen as, well, unusual. So I stuck a pen in my hand, a keyboard under my fingers, and wrote them down. I hoped that if I enjoyed them this much, maybe everyone else would too. Those stories that have made their way into the big wide world (and even survived!) can be found at my Novels or Short Stories page.

I’ve been a finalist for a few Aurealis Awards – best YA short story (for Dragon Bones), best SF short story (for Flowers in the Shadow of the Garden), and Best Fantasy Novel (for Debris), Best Horror short story (Sanaa’s Army), Best Fantasy short story (Sanaa’s Army) and Best Science Fiction Novel (Suited). Phew!
Oh, and I won the 2012 Ditmar for Best New Talent and Aurealis Award for Best Collection (for The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories) in 2013!

Where to find Joanne Anderton online

Where to buy in print


The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,020. Language: Australian English. Published: January 20, 2014 by Tehani Wessely. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Collecting the finest science fiction and horror short stories from award-winning writer Joanne Anderton. From mechanical spells scavenging a derelict starship to outback zombies and floating gardens of bone, these stories blur the lines between genres. A mix of freakish horror, dark visions of the future and the plain weird, Anderton's tales will draw you in – but never let you get comfortable…

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