Narrelle Harris was born in Newcastle, Australia and proceeded to move every few years until most of her friends thought she was on a Witness Protection program. Her itinerancy included three years abroad, teaching English in Egypt and Poland. Although now settled in Melbourne with her husband and her cat, she continues to relieve itchy feet with regular travel.
Her first novel was the crime/thriller, Fly By Night (2004), which was nominated for a Ned Kelly Award. Her 2005 novel, Witch Honour, had been short-listed for the George Turner Prize for Science Fiction and Fantasy in 1998. Its sequel, Witch Faith, published in 2007, was short-listed for the same award in 1999.
The Opposite of Life was released in early 2008, and has been praised for its fresh take on the vampire genre. The sequel, Walking Shadows, was released by her new publisher, Clan Destine Press, in May 2012.
Narrelle’s short zombie story, ‘The Truth About Brains’, was published in Best New Zombie Tales Volume 2 in 2010. This story and several new short stories were published in Showtime, a collection by Twelfth Planet Press in 2012. The eponymous Showtime features Gary and Lissa, the lead characters from her vampire series.
In 2013, Narrelle branched out into a new area of fiction. Under the name NM Harris, her first erotica fiction, Double Edged, was released through Clan Destine’s Encounters imprint.
Aside from fiction writing, Narrelle’s other recent projects have included the creation of smartphone applications, Melbourne Literary, which is a guide to Melbourne’s literary scene and Melbourne Peculiar, a humorous guide to the things she thinks are strange about her town.
She is now settled in the marvellous town of Melbourne with her husband, Tim Richards—a travel writer and author of Mind the Gap (The Darius Transitions)
and We Have Here the Homicide: A Travel Writer’s Strange Affair With Poland—and their cat, Petra (who hasn’t written anything…yet).