Award-winning poet and author Jenny Blackford lives in Newcastle, Australia with her philosopher husband an her feline mews. She’s still astonished that she won the Long Poem category in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association Rhysling Awards 2021. Her poems and stories have appeared in Asimov's, Cosmos, Westerly and many more Australian and international literary journals and anthologies. Her third collection from Pitt Street Poetry, The Alpaca Cantos, was published just in time for lockdown. Her spidery, ghostly middle-grade adventure The Girl in the Mirror won the Davitt Award for Best Children's Crime Novel.