Edwina Harvey has over 30 years experience as a writer, specialising in speculative fiction though also writing children’s stories, articles, and interviews. Her work has been published in a wide range of publications.
She has received Honorary Mentions in the Mary Grant Bruce Awards twice, won the Australian Science Fiction Media Awards for best writer twice, and was a finalist in the inaugural George Turner Prize offered by Transworld Publishing. She has also won the Article Writing section in the Manly Peninsular FAW competition.
Edwina also has 10 years experience as an editor, editing several issues of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight magazine, the Australian SF Bullsheet (2002-2010), Rare Unsigned Copy by Simon Petrie (published by Peggy Bright Books, 2010), Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear (co-edited with Simon Petrie, published by Peggy Bright Books, 2012) as well as editing the double novella, Flight 404/The Hunt for red Leicester for Peggy Bright Books, 2012.
With co-editor, Ted Scribner, she won The Australian Science Fiction Foundation (Ditmar) Awards for editing The Australian SF Bullsheet in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Edwina received her formal editor qualifiactions in 2012, and is a member of the Society of Editors (NSW).
Her special interests include speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, horror), horses and donkeys, whales, dolphins (her YA novel, The Whale’s Tale, published by Peggy Bright Books, 2009 reflects her lay-person’s passion for cetaceans), dogs, cats – should we just say animals in general?
She has more than 30 years experience in a major university library (primarily working in a specialist law library during that time) to draw on.
She thinks human beings are the most fascinating creatures, and also has a good sense of humour. : – )
Edwina also creates ceramic art and paints silk as a hobby. You can view samples of her work at www.celestialcobbler.com