Stephanie Parkyn’s debut novel Into the World, published by Allen & Unwin, was based on a true story discovered while living in Tasmania and began her love of historical fiction. Her second novel, Josephine’s Garden grew from following fascinating rabbit holes in her research and will be published in December 2019. Originally from New Zealand, she had a former career as a freshwater ecologist. Her short stories have been published in the 40 South Anthologies and shortlisted for the Scarlet Stiletto competition and RSNZ Manhire Award for Creative Science Writing. She now lives in a bush-clad valley in New Zealand.
Stephanie will be part of the 2019 conference.