Hayley writes science fiction, fantasy, and crime thrillers from the stunning hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She holds a post-graduate degree in Molecular Archaeology and has studied palaeontology, anthropology and genetics. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family of little nerdlings, Hayley enjoys running and general geekiness. Her two fluffy dogs, Sindar and Kyah, and one fluffy cat, Molly, follow her everywhere.
Hayley’s serialised novel “Avon Calling!” is her latest work, which juxtaposes the quintessential ‘Avon Lady’ against the chauvinistic underbelly of 1940’s New York. This book was selected as a finalist in Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe Short Script and Story Contest, against a global backdrop of hundreds of screenwriting entrants. Episode #1 was also nominated for an Aurealis Award, Australia’s premier speculative fiction awards, after it’s original publication in the Neo-Pulp anthology ‘This Mutant Life’. The feature-film screenplay of ‘Avon Calling!’ has been a semi-finalist in the International ScreenCraft Fellowship for two years running.
Touching on contemporary issues of environmental responsibility, animal rights and social activism, much of Hayley’s work is led by her passion for conservation. Her Science Fiction novel, HUMAN, follows archaeologist Ivy Carter as she travels through time, uprooting prehistory and human evolution while bearing the ultimate question, ‘How do you truly define humanity?’
Hayley has published two extensive Skylanders players’ guides for Pearsons Education Publishing and contributed to Advanced Minecraft Players Guides. She enjoys gaming with her two young sons and is a fan of building elaborate castles in Minecraft while wearing elf ears.
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