I write from a castle in a flying city hidden by a thundercloud.

“A dynamic writer, teacher and one-woman publicity machine… One of the most energetic identities on the Sydney writing scene." Walter Mason, Destination Saigon

“Zena Shapter is a writer with a need for adventure.” Midnight Echo magazine

“A specialist in the weird, wacky, wonderful world of speculative fiction.” NSW Writers Centre, Sydney

Would you choose to save your loved one’s memories or their life?

“Whooh! What a ride. This is brilliantly paced and packs a real emotional punch. I was gripped (confession time: my heart is still pounding a little!).” – Beta Reader

“An impressive debut! A pacy, exciting read!”

Books & Publishing, of 'Into Tordon'.

“I want to read good stories. When I come across one that fills me with the kind of excitement and suspense and pure pleasure that made me want to become a writer, I want people to know about that story… Go read more of Zena Shapter’s work.

You’ll be glad you did. Zena Shapter – she deserves your attention…” Lillian Csernica, reviewer for Tangent Online

Welcome to the website of Zena Shapter

Ditmar Award-winning author of speculative fiction. Travel. Wine. Movies. Book Creator & Mentor. Founder of NBWG / ZF Kingbolt.

Short Fiction

Short Fiction
“Fabulous read from a strong and prolific SF writer! Keep your eye on this author!” Kim Falconer, Quantum Encryption Series

Adult Fiction

Adult Fiction
The Cloak of Storms is said to be made of the sky itself. It pulses like a heartbeat, shimmers like sunlight and holds within it a wind that never stops.

Children's Books

Children's Books
"A gripping, fantastical read that you’ll not want to put down... rippled with many strong messages pertinent to young people and adults alike."

News

News
Discover my latest releases, activities and appearances.

Creative Support

Creative Support
"I really had no idea where to start. That was until a close friend put me in touch with Zena. I immediately felt that I was in good hands and felt confident that with Zena’s support I would finally achieve the goal that I had put off for so long."

Talks

Talks
"It was a total delight, highly informative and presented in a relaxed, common sense and professional manner. Zena provided us with easy and useful, hands-on information for writers, writing exercises, and self-editing information."
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