We're very pleased to announce that Jennifer Fallon has agreed to be our NZ Guest of Honour for 2013.

Jennifer Fallon is the author of 15 full-length novels, and a number of published short stories. In addition to her own fantasy series - the Demon Child trilogy, the Hythrun Chronicles, the Second Sons trilogy, the Tide Lords quadrilogy, and the Rift Runners series - she has written both a tie-in novel and short fiction for the TV series Stargate SG1, an official Zorro story for Disney, a novella for the Legends of Australian Fantasy anthology, and has her own superhero - the Violet Valet.

A mainstream bestseller in Australia, Jennifer has a Masters Degree from the Creative Arts faculty of QUT. She has been shortlisted three times for the Australian Aurealis Award, the US Romantic Times Fantasy Fiction Award, and the David Gemmel Legends of Fantasy awards, and has been longlisted almost every year since 2000 for the World Fantasy awards. Her novels are notable for strong female characters, an emphasis on politics, and a more subtle use of magic. Her writing has been described as "non-stop adventure".

With world-wide sales approaching a million books, Jennifer's works have been translated into several languages. She is currently working on the last Rift Runners book, and has just signed a new 4 book deal with a major international publisher.

Jennifer moved to New Zealand from Central Australia in 2010 because she was sick of the desert heat, doesn't like bushfires or floods, and figured nothing like a natural disaster ever happens in Christchurch...