Who is Patty Jansen?

Patty Jansen lives in Sydney, Australia, where she spends most of her time writing Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her story This Peaceful State of War placed first in the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest and was published in their 27th anthology. She has also sold fiction to genre magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Redstone SF and Aurealis.

Her novels (available at ebook venues) include Watcher’s Web (soft SF), The Far Horizon (middle grade SF), Charlotte’s Army (military SF) and Fire & Ice, Dust & Rain and Blood & Tears (Icefire Trilogy) (dark fantasy). Her novel Ambassador will be published by Ticonderoga Publication in 2013.

Patty is a member of SFWA, and the cooperative that makes up Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and she has also written non-fiction.

Find links to all the places where you can buy Patty’s books here

Patty’s page on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/pattyjansen

Patty’s Amazon page


22 comments on “Who is Patty Jansen?

  1. Great to meet you, Patty. I’ve been really enjoying your blog and when it comes to the time that I set up mine, I hope to keep it as well as you are doing yours. Same subject, different approach.

    I love it too that I can be reading a blog about SF and so far the blogger has nearly always been Australian. Is that a function of networking do you think, or naming the blogs so they are easily found?

    • Hey, Rita! Long time no see. You used to be (maybe still are?) at OWW, weren’t you? I seem to remember reading some chapters. What are you doing with yourself these days?

      There are quite a lot of aspiring female SF writers in Australia. BTW, search engines seem to favour results from the geographic area you’re in.

  2. That is amazing, Patty, that you remember me from OWW. I appreciate. I’m with a local (Byron Shire, NSW) specfic writing group now, Vivid Ink Writers. And in synch with your comment, we aspiring women outnumber our lone male specfic writer four to one.

    We generally meet fortnightly, once a month for reviewing each others work, writing exercises etc, and once a month for writing related natter, and a yahoo group for in between.

    Workshops with NRWC and writing writing writing. Plus blogs and online groups. Always remembering the uneasy boundary between the need to write and the need to network.

    • I got tired with local writing groups. There are only so many times you can see the same story without gnashing your teeth, and when you start gnashing your teeth, you stop being useful to the author 😉 If there are not enough members to allow you to look at someone else’s work for a while, it just becomes a drag. I enjoyed it while it lasted, but I prefer a larger online community, without the implied pressure of continuous mutuality. I don’t mind making a deal with someone to read their material in turn, but I want to be in control as to when and who.

  3. I can relate to where you are. My group seems to be changing from an actual reviewing group to a group of associates. It seems to me that only the two of us writing at a canter are interested in more of the same. I’ve been trying not to worry about the groups future.

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    • Thanks, Brad. I hope to join everybody soon on the new forum. I’m having some login issues that will hopefully be resolved soon.

    • thank you! Pity you’re not going to be there. I would love to talk to you. Just friended you here and on LJ. I hang out on LJ informally and here formally. My LJ handle is mikandra

      • I may or may not be there in April. Depends on if scheduling and finances permit it. Will have to see. Eric makes a visit, and I might tag along. Will keep you posted if I am in fact going to be attending.

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  7. Hello Patti,

    You left a comment on my blog about reviewing Watcher’s Web, but I could not find any contact info to get a hold of you. I would be happy to review your book I can be reached at bookblogger.indie(at)gmail(dot).com if you are still interested.


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  10. Hmm, I heard about your winning WotF and so I decided to send a congratulations. After some time of searching this seems to be the best way to do that. I could have missed something someplace but as I said this seems to be the best way.

    I used to submit to what is now the Universe Annex forum on Baen’s Bar. My screen name is LDWriter2– you might remember my writing (sigh). I quit for a year or so which was before you got the First place win in WotF. I went back there because I finally wrote a story I said I told everyone I was going to. And since I was there I asked about you because you had been a finalist in WotF before I left. Had to ask for your name since I had forgotten that one detail.

    Anyway, as I said already congratulations. It is a nice story worthy of the win.
    I mentioned you getting in WotF 27 on my blog. I may even give a short review of the story… as if you need one from me.


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