Marlee Jane Ward

Marlee Jane Ward is a writer living on Wurundjeri Land in Melbourne, Australia. She grew up on Awabakal and Kuring-gai country on the Central Coast of New South Wales. She studied creative writing on Tharawal lands at the University of Wollongong, and is an alum of the Clarion West Writers Workshop in Seattle, Washington.

She is the author of the award-winning Orphancorp Series (which is in early development for the screen.) Her short fiction is published in Aurealis, Apex, Interfictions, Terraform and others.

She writes memoir under the name Mia Walsch, and her book 'Money For Something', was released in 2020 through Echo Publishing. You can find her non-fiction in Overland, Meanjin, KYD, Scum Mag and more.

She is neurodivergent and currently living her dream of being a greying apocalypse witch and someone’s fabulous goth aunt.