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1442. Philippa Ballantine

Philippa Ballantine is the co-author of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series with husband Tee Morris. Phoenix Rising debuted in May 2011 and The Janus Affair came out in May 2012.

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Philippa has always had her head in a book, partly due to her father who thought Lord of the Rings was suitable bedtime reading for an eight year old. At the age of thirteen she began writing fantasy stories for herself.

She first earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Political Science and then a Bachelor of Applied Science in Library and Information Science.

Philippa's first professional sale was in 1997, and since then she has gone on to produce mostly novel length fiction. In 2006 she became New Zealand's first podcast novelist, and she has voiced and produced Weaver's Web, Chasing the Bard, Weather Child and Digital Magic as podiobooks. Her podcasts have been short listed for the Parsec Awards, and won a Sir Julius Vogel award.

She is the author of the Books of the Order series (Ace) - Geist, Spectyr, Wrayth, and Harbinger. She also has the Shifted World series (Pyr Books) beginning with the first book, Hunter and Fox.

External Links
Interview - Airship Ambassador
Interview - The Galaxy Express

See Also
1812. Tee Morris
1813. Phoenix Rising
1814. The Janus Affair
2380. Tales from the Archives

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