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Leife Shallcross Leife Shallcross i(8364419 works by)
Gender: Female
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Canberra-based speculative-fiction author.

In May 2017, Hodderscape announced that they had acquired her debut novel – The Beast's Heart, a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast from the perspective of the Beast. The novel is scheduled for publication in May 2018.

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y separately published work icon A Hand of Knaves Canberra : CSFG Publishing , 2018 15588225 2018 anthology short story

'Rogues, thieves, pirates and ne'er-do-wells abound in speculative fiction. Sometimes heroic, sometimes villainous, often somewhere in between, rogues are as likely to steal one's heart as one's purse, and show little remorse while helping themselves to either.

'So why do we love them? Because they're imperfect, fallible, and even vulnerable under that carefully-maintained, world-weary exterior.

'Rogues represent something we rarely see in our daily lives: ordinary people prepared to take on the "powers that be" by way of guile and subterfuge. But are they only in it for the loot, or are they--deep down--romantic at heart?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Artwork for cover and internal illustrations (Shauna O'Meara).
2019 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
y separately published work icon The Beast's Heart London : Hodder and Stoughton , 2018 12801118 2018 single work novel fantasy

'I am neither monster nor man - yet I am both.

'I am the Beast.

'I know why I was cursed; I know the legacy of evil I carry in my tainted blood. So how could she ever love me?

'My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart when I was struggling just to be human.

'And now I might lose her forever.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novel
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