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Jane Skelton – New member of Flying Islands!

Jane Skelton and favourite boy

I’m very happy to be a member of Flying Islands, with a new collection of poetry, Somewhere North (working title) to be a future Flying Islands Pocket Book of Poems. I’m a Blue Mountains based writer of poetry, short stories and novels that are seeking publishers.

 My collection Lives of the Dead and Other Stories was published in 2013 by Spineless Wonders, and a novella Flying Foxes was short-listed in the Carmel Bird Award and published as an eBook in 2015. My stories and poetry have appeared many literary magazines and anthologies including in Overland, Island Magazine, Going Down Swinging, Hecate and the Margaret River Press short story collection. Earth Eaters, a novel, was a winner in the Varuna LitLink award in 2010, and extracts appear in Lives of the Dead. My short stories were performed at Little Fictions events in Sydney, and were featured in the 2018 Story-Fest. Chimera, a chapbook of short prose and poetry was recently published by Rochford Press.

I have a doctorate in Creative Arts (University of Western Sydney). My website is  http://janeskelton.com.au/