Multi award-winning author Jean Gilbert moved from the U.S. to New Zealand and calls the Waikato Valley (the Shire) her home. Jean’s science fiction novels: Shifters, Ardus, and The Vault from The Vault Agency Series are published by Rogue House Publishing. Jean’s latest work, is a modern YA fantasy called Light In My Dark, a tale of love, betrayal, and self-discovery. You can find her short story Blonde Obsession in Baby Teeth: Bite Size Tales of Terror published by Paper Road Press, and SJV short story finalist Pride in Contact Light Anthology. Jean works in close association with Alessi Films, writing screenplays for promotional advertising and television. Jean is also involved in mentoring young writers through nationwide writing competitions in coordination with Young NZ Writers called Write Off Line and Beyond… for secondary students.
Sir Julius Vogel Award: Best Youth Novel – Light in My Dark
Sir Julius Vogel Award: Best Novel – Ardus
Sir Julius Vogel Award: Best New Talend
Sir Julius Vogle Award: Best Compilation(editor) – Write Off LIne