Donna Maree Hanson is an Australian writer of fantasy, science fiction, horror, paranormal romance and romance. As well as over 20 short stories published in various genres, she had a small press publishing house, been an editor, slush reader and science fiction convention runner. She works for the Australian Government undertaking audits of other government departments and their programs. She lives in Conder in South Canberra with her partner Matthew Farrer (also a writer) and their ginger cat called Jaffa. Since moving to the new house, which overlooks the Brindabella Mountains, both Donna and Matthew are amazed at how the mountains change with the light, the clouds and the weather.
Donna has two series going at the same time. One is the Rayessa series, which is a young adult space adventure/romance. The sequel to Rayessa and the Space Pirates will be out in 2015. This will be the last.
Out in September and October in 2014 is the Dragon Wine series published by Momentum Books (Pan Macmillan Australia). Shatterwing and Skywatcher are dark fantasy with a science fiction/post-apocalytic setting. This book is definitely for adult readers.