Science Fiction and Fantasy author based in Brisbane, Australia
Shaune Lafferty Webb was born in Brisbane, Australia. Her father was an amateur astronomer and her eldest brother, an avid science fiction reader, so perhaps it was inevitable that she developed an early enthusiasm for writing speculative fiction.
After obtaining a degree in geology from the University of Queensland, Shaune subsequently worked in geochemical laboratories, exploration companies, and, while living in the United States, at a multinational scientific institute involved in exploration beneath the ocean floors.
Her short stories have appeared in AntipodeanSF, The Nautilus Engine, Blue Crow Magazine, and The Vandal and her novels, ‘Bus Stop on a Strange Loop’ and ‘Balanced in An Angel’s Eye’, were released in 2011 and 2012, respectively. ‘Cold Faith’, the first book in The Safe Harbour Chronicle series, was released in May 2015 by Hague Publishing and, ‘Faithless’, the second in the trilogy, in April 2017 with the third and final instalment pending publication
In 2018, ‘Once a Dog’, a furry fiction novel, was published by Jaffa Books. ‘Once a Dog’ is a nominee in the 2018 Ursa Major Awards category for Best Novel.
Shaune lives in Brisbane with her husband, a research scientist, and a pair of wayward canine companions.
[Author image supplied by Lesley Downie Photography, Noosaville. www.downiephotography.com.au]