Amanda Markham - I WRITE WORLDS
Amanda Markham is a freelance writer and award winning author based in outback Australia. With a background in anthropology and archaeology, she specialises in Australian travel, outback Australia, hiking, camping, 4WD touring, archaeology and cultural travel.
She has written for Tiger Airways’ Tiger Tales magazine, Australian Caravan & RV, the 4WD Gear Guide, Northern Territory Tourism, Goldfields Tourism (WA) and Travel Outback Australia.com. She is also the author of several outback travel guides.
A well known voice of outback and remote Australia, she has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, and been interviewed by ABC Radio Alice Springs, Radio 2UE in Sydney and Radio 2GB, also in Sydney.
As a fiction author, Amanda has won a number of Australian speculative fiction awards, often under pen names. Her first publishing contract came for The Maker of Skulls, part of an anthology published in 2003 by Magellan Books.
Her works span the genres of speculative (flintlock/military fantasy), adventure and thriller fiction, with a special interest in exploring the themes of colonisation, cultural difference and race relations.
Amanda holds a PhD in anthropology from the Australian National University and post-graduate qualifications in archaeology from Flinders University, Adelaide.