Marlee Jane Ward is a writer, reader and weirdo from Melbourne, Australia. She grew up on the Central Coast of New South Wales and studied creative writing at the University of Wollongong. She attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 2014. Her short stories have been published in Interfictions, Terraform, Apex, Aurealis, The Sockdolager, and the Hear Me Roar and In Your Face Anthologies. Her debut novella, Welcome to Orphancorp, won Seizure’s Viva La Novella 2015 and The Victorian Premiers Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction. She is currently working on the second book in the series. Marlee blogs at marleejaneward.com and tweets from @marleejaneward. She likes dreaming of the future, cats, and making a spectacle of herself.