Juliet E McKenna is a British fantasy author. Loving history, myth and other worlds, since she first learned to read, she has written fifteen epic fantasy novels, from The Thief’s Gamble which began The Tales of Einarinn in 1999, to Defiant Peaks concluding The Hadrumal Crisis trilogy. Most recently, her short story collection Shadow Histories of the River Kingdom offers readers a wholly new fantasy world.
She writes diverse shorter fiction, from contributions for science fiction anthologies and forays into dark fantasy and steampunk to a handful of stories for licensed properties such as Doctor Who, Torchwood and Warhammer 40k. Exploring new opportunities in digital publishing, she wrote a serial novella The Ties that Bind for Aethernet e-magazine and has re-issued her early backlist as ebooks in association with Wizard’s Tower Press.
She reviews for web and print magazines and has served as a judge for the James White Award, the Aeon Award, the Arthur C Clarke Award and the World Fantasy Awards. In 2015 she received the British Fantasy Society’s Karl Edward Wagner Award.
Her latest book is the bestselling The Green Man's Heir.