Based in inner-city Sydney, Deborah Biancotti is the author of more than 30 published short stories. Her debut story, 'The First and Final Game', won the 2000 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Story, while her first collection, A Book of Endings, was shortlisted for the 2010 William L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Book.
Since beginning her career as a writer Biancotti and her works have been shortlisted/honourably mentioned or won more than 30 awards. In 2009 her story "Stone by Stone" was performed as part of 'shadowmuse', a Shades theatre production, and that same year she co-chaired the World Fantasy Convention (WFC) panel, 'Why Steampunk Now?'.
Since 2009 Biancotti has been working on her first novel (with the working title 'Broken').
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'Don't call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart.
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