I write from a castle in a flying city hidden by a thundercloud.
"A strong and prolific SF writer! Keep your eye on this author!” Kim Falconer, Quantum Encryption Series
“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?
“Whoa! 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
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Ditmar Award-winning author of speculative fiction. Book Creator & Mentor. Founder of NBWG / ZF Kingbolt. Travel. Wine. Movies.
“Darker” is dark fantasy at its blood-soaked finest. Its setting is evocative and sharply drawn, its storyline emotionally gruelling and possessing a surprising sting in the tale." Guy Salvidge, Australian Horror Writers’ Association
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.
"A gripping, fantastical read that you’ll not want to put down... rippled with many strong messages pertinent to young people and adults alike."
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“A dynamic writer, teacher and one-woman publicity machine… One of the most energetic identities on the Sydney writing scene." Walter Mason, Destination Saigon
"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."