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, 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. The latter was nominated for the Chronos Awards for SF and fantasy, and shortlisted for the Davitt Awards for crime writing in 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. Another story from that collection, ‘Stalemate’, appeared in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012.
In 2013, Narrelle branched out into a new area of fiction. Her first erotica fiction, Double Edged, was released through Clan Destine’s Encounters imprint. Five titles have been released (both heteromance and queermance) with Encounters to date, with another released through Escape Publishing, Sky High, Bone Deep.
Her first full-length paranormal queermance novel, Ravenfall, has been submited to a publisher, and a pitch for a Holmesian romance set in 1890s Australia was successful – The Adventure of the Colonial Boy was released in 2016!
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.