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Amanda Pillar

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Amanda Pillar is an award-winning editor and author who lives in Australia, with her husband and two cats, Saxon and Lilith.

Amanda has had numerous short stories published and has co-edited the fiction anthologies 'Voices' (2008), 'Grants Pass' (2009), 'The Phantom Queen Awakes' (2010), 'Scenes from the Second Storey' (2010), 'Ishtar' (2011) and 'Damnation and Dames' (2012). Her first solo anthology was published by Ticonderoga Publications, titled 'Bloodstones' (2012). Amanda is currently working on the sequel, 'Bloodlines', due for publication in 2015.

Amanda's first novel, 'Graced', will be published by Momentum in 2015.

In her day job, she works as an archaeologist.


How are characters developed? Do real life people spawn fictional personas?

My characters are typically not modelled on people I know, but I do get ideas from everywhere. Over at Urban Fantasy Investigations, I talk about a few inspirations that led to the development of my characters for Graced. Check it out! Read more of this blog post »
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The Phantom Queen Awakes
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Ishtar
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"I can't comment on a bunch of individual stories, since they're eligible for the Aurealis Awards and I am a judge. And another caveat: I have a story in this one! My general comments are for the rest of the stories in the anthology.

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