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Cassie Hart – 50 words

Cassie Hart (Ngāi Tahu) is a writer of speculative fiction. She’s had short stories published in several award winning anthologies, and has been a finalist for both the Sir Julius Vogel and Australian Shadow Awards, as well as a mentee for Te Papa Tupu incubator programme in 2018. 

Cassie Hart – 75 words

Cassie is a lover of pizza, coffee, and zombies (in no particular order). She was raised on a healthy diet of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and despite many attempts by various English teachers has refused to budge on her position that these are the best genres ever. 

When she’s not raising her horde of wonderfully creepy children, or dreaming of the day she’ll have an army of ninja kittens, she’s writing, reading, or playing games. 

Cassie Hart – extended

Cassie Hart (aka J.C. Hart and Nova Blake) is a speculative fiction writer who enjoys delving into human nature in all its beauty and disarray. 

Over the past five years she has published over ten novel and novellas, and has had her work printed in various anthologies including: A Foreign Country, Baby Teeth: Bite-sized Tales of Terror, Cthulhu: Land of the Long White Cloud, and Regeneration, as well as co-editing and contributing to the Sir Julius Vogel winning benefit anthology, Tales for Canterbury.

In 2018 she was selected as one of six emerging Māori writers to participate in the Te Papa Tupu incubator programme, where she worked on her novel, Butcherbird, a supernatural suspense set under the watchful gaze of Mount Taranaki. 

She lives with her husband and three daughters (two of whom she home-schools) in New Zealand. 

Nova Blake

Nova Blake is a writer of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, though she dabbles in other things from time to time. Often, she thinks she is someone else entirely; probably because she’s actually Cassie Hart.

J.C. Hart – one sentence

Australian Shadow Awards finalist J.C. Hart is the author of over ten novels. She’s pretty cool. You should follow her on Twitter. 

J.C. Hart – 50 words

Australian Shadow Awards finalist J.C. Hart is the author of over ten novels. She writes (mostly) stories and novels set in New Zealand with fantastical elements, often tapping into her Māori heritage, and the shape of the land she loves.

I love cacti. I love skulls. It's self explanatory really. I'd love to have more, but apparently it gives the wrong kind of first impression to most people. (All skulls are found objects, ie: I didn't kill anything to get them).

Look around the site for more hidden links to weird, wonderful, and sometimes outright creepy parts of my life.

I love cacti. I love skulls. It's self explanatory really. I'd love to have more, but apparently it gives the wrong kind of first impression to most people. (All skulls are found objects, ie: I didn't kill anything to get them).

Look around the site for more hidden links to weird, wonderful, and sometimes outright creepy parts of my life.