Novacon 46

11-13 November 2016 Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham

Juliet McKenna

Photograph by Lou Abercrombie

Juliet McKenna
Novacon 46 Guest of Honour

Juliet E McKenna is a British fantasy author, born in Lincolnshire in 1965, who has always been fascinated by myth and history, other worlds and other peoples. Her debut fantasy novel, The Thief's Gamble, first of The Tales of Einarinn was published in 1999, followed by The Aldabreshin Compass sequence and The Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution. Her fifteenth book, Defiant Peaks, concluded The Hadrumal Crisis trilogy.

She writes diverse shorter fiction ranging from stories for themed anthologies such as The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity and Tales from the Emerald Serpent to a handful of tales for Doctor Who, Torchwood and Warhammer 40k.  Exploring new opportunities in digital publishing she wrote a serial novella The Ties that Bind for Aethernet e-magazine through 2013. She's currently re-issuing her backlist in new ebook editions from Wizard's Tower Press and bringing out original fiction such as her Challoner, Murray and Balfour: Monster Hunters at Law short stories.

She regularly attends fantasy conventions, teaches creative writing, reviews for Interzone and Albedo One and comments on book trade issues. Most recently she's been campaigning for the reform of EU taxation on digital sales causing serious problems for small press and independent publishing.

Assassin's Edge
The Thief's Gamble
Darkening Skies