Jenny Blackford writes fiction and poetry for people of all ages.
She has had nine stories and a poem published in that wonderful institution, the NSW School Magazine, with more forthcoming, and yet more in other excellent magazines and anthologies, including Random House's 30 Australian Ghost Stories for Children, Ford Street's Trust Me! and Fablecroft Publishing's Worlds Next Door. Her stories for adults have appeared in fabulous places, too, including Jack Dann's anthology Dreaming Again, Aurealis magazine and Cosmos magazine.
She studied Classics (Greek and Latin) at the University of Newcastle, back when that meant that you had to learn the ancient languages as well as history and literature, and her unfinished Ph.D was provisionally titled "The Tripartite Godhead in Indo-European Religion." After a 20 year detour into large-scale computer networking, she's now writing full-time.
Hadley Rille Books commissioned Jenny to write an archaeologically accurate YA-crossover novella set in 5th century BC Delphi and Athens, and published it in 2009. The Priestess and the Slave was described by Alison Goodman as "A compelling blend of vivid storytelling and meticulous research", and feminist sf icon Pamela Sargent called it "elegant".
In 2009, Jenny was one of the five judges worldwide for the World Fantasy Awards.
Her current major fiction project is a novel based on the life of Bronze Age princess and sorceress Medea, grand-daughter of the sun.
Her website is www.jennyblackford.com.
Member since 2011
Region: Australia East/New Zealand
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