Dr. Jesse Blackadder is an Australian author and screenwriter fascinated by landscapes, adventurous women, animals and very cold places. Her novel The Raven’s Heart was set in 16th century Scotland and inspired by the real story of the Blackadder family. It won the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Historical Fiction, the Golden Crown Award for Dramatic General Fiction and the Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze medal for Historical Fiction, and was a finalist in the 2013 Lambda Literary Awards.

Jesse has a doctorate in creative writing and has been a writer in residence in Alaska, Antarctica and outback Australia. She has other novels for adults and children published in Australia.

Her website is www.jesseblackadder.com

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