Donna Maree Hanson

Donna Maree Hanson is a Canberra based writer (actually she now lives across the border in Queanbeyan) of fantasy, science fiction and horror.  She has been writing creatively since November 2000.

While she aspires to publish novels, she has had short fiction published in various small press and ezines. She also wrote and published Australian Speculative Fiction: A Genre Overview, a non-fiction book detailing Australian writers in the genre from around 2000-2005 with her imprint Aust Speculative Fiction. Her small press also published Kered’s Crown by Kaaren Sutcliffe and Johnny Phillips, Werewolf Detective by Robbie Matthews, which was shortlisted for a 2009 Aurealis Award for collected works.

For CSFG Publishing she co-edited Encounters with Maxine McArthur and edited The Grinding House, a collection of stories by Kaaron Warren.  She also assisted with the editing and production other anthologies. She was the inaugural President of the CSFG, is currently the Guild’s Vice-President, and has also served as Treasurer of the ACT Writers’ Centre.

Donna was also chair of the first and second Conflux conventions, held in Canberra in 2004 and 2005.  Conflux 1 was that year’s Australian national convention (“Natcon”).

Donna is currently concentrating her efforts on novel writing. Follow her blog as she endeavours to find a publisher.