Kaaron Warren has published two novels and three short story collections, with more on the way. She writes horror, science fiction and dark fantasy. Her first novel, (Slights, 2009, Angry Robot Books, ed. Lee Harris) was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award and the Ned Kelly First Novel Award, and won the Ditmar Award, the Australian Shadows Award and the Canberra Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Her second novel, Walking the Tree (2010, Angry Robot Books, ed. Lee Harris) was shortlisted for a Ditmar Award. Her novel Mistification (Angry Robot Books, ed. Lee Harris) will be published in 2011.
Kaaron's first short story collection, The Grinding House (2005, CSFG Publishing, ed. Donna Hanson) was shortlisted for a Ditmar Award and an Australian Shadows Award and won the ACT Publishers Award for Best Fiction. The Glass Woman collection was the North American edition of this book, published by Prime Books in 2007. Her third collection, Dead Sea Fruit (2010, Ticonderoga Publications, ed. Russell B. Farr) was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award. Her upcoming collection is four stories, part of the Twelfth Planet Press Twelve Planets series: http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com/uncategorized/twelve-planets-announcement. Her first published short story was "White Bed" (Women's Redress Press anthology, Shrieks, 1993). She has since published over 50 short stories, including the Aurealis Award winning "A Positive", (Bloodsongs magazine, Bambada Press, 1997, since made into a short movie by Bearcage Productions), the Ditmar Award winning "The Grinding House" (The Grinding House) and the Ditmar Award winning "Fresh Young Widow" (The Grinding House). This story was reprinted in both the Brimstone Press Best Horror anthology and the Mirrordanse Books Best SF & F anthology.
A large number of her stories have been recommended reading in the Datlow Year's Best lists, and two have been reprinted in those collections, "Dead Sea Fruit" (Fantasy Magazine, Prime Books, ed. Sean Wallace, 2005, shortlisted, Aurealis Awards, Best Horror story. Reprinted, Year's Best Horror and Fantasy 20, Tor Books , 2006. Reprinted, Year's Best Fantasy and Science Fiction 3, 2006, Mirrordanse Books) and "The Gaze Dogs of Nine Waterfall" (Exotic Gothic 3, AshTree Press, ed. Danel Olson, 2009. Shortlisted Aurealis Award and Australian Shadows Award. Reprinted Year's Best Horror 2, NightShade Books, 2010, will be reprinted in Ekaterina Sedia's Bewere the Night, from Prime Books).
Kaaron has the following stories upcoming: "The Five Loves of Ishtar" is part of the three novella series about the goddess from Gilgamesh Press: http://gilgameshpress.com/2011/03/11/ishtar-out-in-november/. "The History Thief", for Visions Fading Fast, Gary McMahon's novella series from Pendragon Press: http://www.pendragonpress.net/books/visions-fading-fast-volume-one-edited-by-gary-mcmahon-ppc/. "A Pot to Piss In" for Lee Harris and Scott Harrison's Voices from the Past from H&H Books. All proceeds go to Great Ormond Street Hospital: http://www.hhbooks.org/?page_id=7. "All You Can Do Is Breathe", in Ellen Datlow's Blood and Other Cravings from Tor Books.
Kaaron has lived in Melbourne, Sydney and Fiji. She now lives in Canberra, Australia with her family. Her Twitter name is @KaaronWarren, and her web page is http://kaaronwarren.wordpress.com/.