Beginnings: The Kyprian Prophecy – An Origins Novella

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Kylie Fennell


I’m an author of speculative fiction, fantasy and fabulism for adults and young adults. Writing about strong female leads who metaphorically and literally kick butt particularly appeals to me, as does magic…always magic!
​​​​ My kind of speculative fiction features everything from magical misfits with moxie to fierce and fabulist females. My writing is influenced by my time living in Japan and Europe and their rich histories.

​​​​​​​As an Australian writer of European and Aboriginal (Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung) descent, I’m also fascinated by culture and identity.

​​​​​​​I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember.

​​​​​​​My love of reading and writing started with an early addiction to Grimms’ fairy tales, Arthurian legends and a love of superheroes. If I hadn’t become a writer, I would be a superhero librarian – conquering the Dewey Decimal System by day and saving the world one book at a time by night. Failing that, I'd work in a doughnut shop...mmm...doughnuts.

​​​​​​​Instead, I put my superpowers to work as a Queensland Writers Centre Tutor and speaker (I have presented at industry workshops events including GenreCon 2019).

​​​​​​ My creative writing has been recognised via several awards including Queensland Writers Centre Flash Fiction (winner), and Australian Writers Centre Furious Fiction (shortlisted out of 1300 entries), as well as second in GenreCon's short story competition 2019.

​​​​​​​ I have been shortlisted in The Long Way Home's short story competition in 2019 and 2020 with my stories published in their anthologies. I also have a story in Lighthouse – An Anthology.  My guilty pleasures are watching the Princess Bride, the Labyrinth, Star Wars, Friends or Grease for the zillionth time. 

​​​​​​​ I live in Brisbane (Yuggera Country) with my husband, son and too many pets.
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