Jay Kristoff is a tragic nerd, but has spent the last ten years dumping expeez into his Intimidation stat, and now nobody is brave enough to say it to his face. He grew up in the second most isolated capital city on earth and fled at his earliest convenience, although he’s been known to trek back for weddings of the particularly nice and funerals of the particularly wealthy. He spent most of his formative years gathered around dimly-lit tables rolling polyhedral dice. Being the holder of an Arts degree, he has no education to speak of.

Jay prostituted his writing arm in the soulless crack-house of advertising for over ten years. He’s hocked petrol guzzling monstrosities to sexually inadequate men, salty condiments to schoolchildren, and toilet paper to anyone with a bottom. He has won several awards nobody outside the advertising industry gives a toss about.
Jay’s debut novel, STORMDANCER, a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy, will be published by PanMacMillan/St Martin’s Press/Tor UK in 2012 as the first installment of THE LOTUS WAR trilogy.

Jay is 6’7″ and has approximately 13870 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.

He has a sweet beard.

He does not believe in happy endings.

Jay looks forward to seeing all his fans at the Brisbane and Adelaide expos, where he will be appearing both days between 11am and 5pm.

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Previous Appearances

  • Adelaide 2013
  • Brisbane 2013
  • Perth 2013

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