) L.J. LaBarthe, author of Under the Southern Cross | Dreamspinner Press

L.J. LaBarthe

L. J. LaBarthe is an Australian, a writer, a reader, a daydreamer, a cat wrangler, a carer, a researcher, a dreamer, a music lover, a film buff and a traveller. Sometimes, all at once! Author of paranormals, historicals and contemporaries. L.J. LaBarthe is a French-Australian woman, who was born during the Witching Hour, just after midnight. From this auspicious beginning, she went on to write a prize-winning short story about Humpty Dumpty wearing an Aussie hat complete with corks dangling from it when she was six years old. From there, she wrote for her high school yearbook, her university newspaper, and, from her early teens to her twenties, produced a fanzine about the local punk rock music scene. She loves music of all kinds and was once a classical pianist; she loves languages and speaks French and English and a teeny-tiny smattering of Mandarin Chinese, which she hopes to relearn properly very soon. She enjoys TV, film, travel, cooking, eating out, abandoned places, urbex, history, and researching. L.J. loves to read complicated plots and hopes to do complex plot lines justice in her own writing. She writes paranormal, historical, urban fantasy, and contemporary Australian stories, usually m/m romance and featuring m/m erotica. She has won a Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention and another award for Best Historical Gay Novel. L.J. lives in the city of Adelaide, and is owned by her cat.