Patty Jansen

Biography

Patty lives in Sydney, Australia, and writes both Science Fiction and Fantasy. She has published over 15 novels and has sold short stories to genre magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

Patty was trained as a agricultural scientist, and if you look behind her stories, you will find bits of science sprinkled throughout.

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Patty is on Twitter (@pattyjansen), Facebook, LinkedIn, goodreads, LibraryThing, google+ and blogs at: http://pattyjansen.com/

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Space opera and hard science fiction, also a bit of fantasy. I love writers like Kim Stanley Robinson, C.J. Cherryh, Sean Williams, Stephen Baxter, Robin Hobb and Glenda Larke. I know that's a varied bunch. This is how I tick. I also read a lot of non-fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My little Kobo Touch. In all honesty, I'm not too fussed about technological preferences as long as companies don't make it hard for me to read what I want whenever I want.
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Where to find Patty Jansen online


Books

Sea & Sky
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,220. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Book 2 in the series. The world is under increasing threat from icefire, but no one is watching the skies. No one is tallying up the disasters. No one is searching for the source of icefire, even though it will kill the whole world if left unchecked.
Sand & Storm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The entire world laid to waste. There are no second chances.
Ambassador 5: Blue Diamond Sky
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,020. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A businessman from Earth goes missing on an alien world. Foul play, but by whom? Former Nations of Earth representative Cory Wilson is roped into helping solve the case, which proves much more complicated than he anticipated.
Ambassador 4: Coming Home
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,800. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Aghyrian ship that left over 50,000 years ago has come back. Where have they been, who have they met and what do they want? By isolating the captain from the ship, Cory hopes to neutralise it, but the captain is a manipulative bastard who will stop at nothing to re-capture his home planet.
The Necromancer's Daughter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,240. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The finale to the series. All forces gather in Saardam, and Johanna fights both evil magic and powerful rulers who want control over her tiny country.
Ambassador 1A: The Sahara Conspiracy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
An aid worker in Djibouti discovers a shipment of alien guns. Diplomat Cory Wilson is sent to investigate and uncovers an conspiracy that spans the whole of northern Africa.
The Dragon Prince
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,490. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Newly-crowned queen Johanna faces a choice between letting her country starve or working with rival kings and magicians who want to wipe her country off the map.
Shifting Infinity
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,360. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Melati escaped New Jakarta space station when it fell into Allion's hands. Her family was left behind the enemy lines. She signed up for active duty with the International Space Force in the hope they would liberate the station. Instead, they chose to maintain a crippling siege that has lasted for ten months. The siege is about to break and war will begin.
For Queen And Country Books 1-3 Omnibus
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 175,220. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Omnibus version of the first three volumes in the For Queen And Country series. A tale of historical fantasy, magic, wizards and ghosts.
Fire Wizard
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,420. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Book 4 in the series. Johanna and her companions return to Saardam, where the fire wizard rules. They don't have a magician strong enough to defeat him, and plan on living in hiding until they find someone. Unfortunately, things don't work out that way.
Ambassador 3: Changing Fate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,470. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
An ancient ship that was thought lost returns to inhabited space. Where have they been and what do they want?
The Return of the Aghyrians Book 1-4 Omnibus
Price: $13.99 USD. Words: 415,540. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
All four books in one volume: Watcher's Web Trader's Honour Soldier's Duty Heir's Revenge
The Idiot King
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,090. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Continued from book 2: Johanna, Roald, Nellie and Loesie arrive in Florisheim, where their kinsmen struggle with evil magic.
Heir's Revenge
Series: Return of the Aghyrians, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,930. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
For years, a dictator has ruled the mountain city of Miran. Actions by outsiders have failed to unseat him, but must the nail in his coffin really come from a young woman whose only weapon is that she directs the state theatre?
Willow Witch
Series: For Queen And Country. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,400. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The second book in the saga. Johanna, Prince Roald, Nellie and Loesie have been captured by bandits. Touched by evil magic, Loesie behaves ever stranger and may be a danger to attempts to escape. Every step they take brings them closer to the duke who is said to be the source of evil. Is he the necromancer who has burned all of Saardam?
Innocence Lost
Series: For Queen And Country. Price: Free! Words: 58,440. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00)
Johanna sees the past when she touches anything made of wood. A basket made of twigs tells her that an attack on the port city of Saardam is imminent. As daughter of a rich merchant, she belongs to a class where it is forbidden to speak of magic, she can't warn anyone. Worse, it seems that the attack is in response to something done by the royal family.
Icefire Trilogy Omnibus
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 297,890. Language: Australian English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
All three volumes of the trilogy in one book. "Love the writing, characters and story." --Kevin Anderson, author of the Dune novels about the Icefire story on which this novel is based.
Ambassador 2: Raising Hell
Series: Ambassador, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,950. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Cory Wilson goes on a hare-brained mission to save a friend's position, messing with alien cultures and going where no human should go.
Seven Days to Save The World (and Other Homework Projects)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,210. Language: Australian English. Published: December 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
To save the realm of Celestia, Florian has to deal with magic, cranky unicorns and elves riding motorcycles.
Ambassador
Series: Ambassador, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 107,340. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.33)
Extra-terrestrial humans, a cowardly attack on a top politician, and a lonely, broke, frightened but very stubborn young diplomat.
Soldier's Duty (Return of the Aghyrians Book 3)
Series: Return of the Aghyrians, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,350. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
As guard of the world of Hedron, Izramith takes security job to find her uncle. She finds a world entangled in spying and bribery, where one wrong action can lead to war.
Trader's Honour
Series: Return of the Aghyrians, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,890. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.50)
To keep her position as interplanetary Trader, Mikandra needs to prove her employer's innocence. Instead, she discovers secrets that explain her people's history and threaten the foundations of her proud nation.
Shifting Reality - A novel in the ISF-Allion universe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,350. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00)
In the chaos of the worker population on New Jakarta Space Station, Melati needs to find a mind traveller with dangerous knowledge before the enemy can lay their hands on him.
Blood & Tears (book 3 Icefire Trilogy)
Series: Icefire Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,440. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Continued from book 2, the saga of the people of the destroyed City of Glass, the neighbouring steam-age Chevakians, and the evil magic that pursues them
Dust & Rain (book 2 Icefire Trilogy)
Series: Icefire Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,680. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The continuation of the Icefire Trilogy. After the explosion destroyed the City of Glass, Loriane is in a convoy of refugees heading towards neighbouring Chevakia, a country deeply hostile to them, while Tandor is still bewitched and can't tell her why he wants her unborn child.
Fire & Ice (book 1 Icefire trilogy)
Series: Icefire Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 90,560. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00)
In his despair to right the wrongs done to his family, the sorcerer Tandor takes a huge risk that could lead to the destruction of his homeland.
Watcher's Web
Series: Return of the Aghyrians, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,130. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.50)
When Jessica ends up on a strange world, she knows it's not an accident, even though locals pretend it is. But two men are telling her different versions of what happened and why they want her, and with no knowledge of the world, she has to figure out who is right.
The Far Horizon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,260. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00)
Of all the things ten-year-old Cory Wilson expects to do when he moves to Midway Space Station, saving aliens from humans isn't one.

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