Heather Ewings lives and writes on the land of Pallittorre people of Northern Tasmania. She is a Tasmanian author with a MA in Modern History and a particular interest in Tasmanian colonial times. However, she likes to write her stories accurate to the worldview of those she’s writing about, which means her stories often cross over into what would be called fantasy today. Her first novel, currently under submission, is one such cross-over. Her second is tending towards a novella, and is delving deeper into the realms of fantasy.
Heather’s short stories have been published in many different places around the web, including Asymmetry Fiction, and narratorInternational, and have been included in the anthologies: ‘Independent Author Index’s Short Story Compilation Vol 3’, and ‘Insignia Vol 1: Japanese Fantasy Stories’. Her work has also received awards: both ‘Ermaline’s Feast’ and ‘Sanctuary’ received an honorary mention in the now defunct, Five Stop Story competition, in April and June 2011 respectively. Her flash fiction piece, ‘Saviour’ was shortlisted for the 2012 Ink Tears Flash Fiction Competition.
Heather writes mostly in the stolen moments between homeschooling two primary aged children and running after a excessively cheerful toddler. When she’s not doing any of the above she’s reading, or helping her husband make beeswax candles, or trying her hand at growing vegetables (with varying degrees of success). On the rarest of occasions she pulls out the 26 string folk harp she used to play religiously, before children.
And if you’d like to read Heather’s previously published work, and support her in the process, head over to her Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/HeatherEwings
photo credit: Rebecca Flynn