Marianne de Pierres is the author of the acclaimed Parrish Plessis and Sentients of Orion science fiction series. The Parrish Plessis series has been translated into eight languages and adapted into a roleplaying game.

Marianne is an active supporter of genre fiction and has mentored many writers. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband, three sons and three galahs. In 2011 her first young adult dark fantasy novel will be published. Marianne is also a Davitt award-winning crime author under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt. Visit her websites atwww.mariannedepierres.com and www.tarasharp.com and www.burnbright.com.au