About me

Yggdrasil body art by Mark S Holsworth (http://melbourneartcritic.wordpress.com)

I’ve had a variety of careers, including fruit picker and Occult librarian and lived in Germany and Denmark for a decade.  Now I’m back in my beloved Melbourne and working for the railways.


I’ve published 3 books as me – Mage Heart and the Aurealis award winners Fire Angels and Aramaya, and one book as Rebecca Locksley – The Three Sisters. All have recently been re-released as ebooks under my own name.  My short stories
have been widely anthologized, appeared in Meanjin and read on the ABC.My favourite writers are Jane Austen, Angela Carter, Sara Douglass, Janet Evanovich, and Gail Carriger.

My current life ambition is to see an erupting volcano.

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2000 Nominated for a Ditmar Award for “To Avalon

1999 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel for Aramaya.

1998 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel for Fire Angels

1989 Winner Moonee Valley Library Short Story Competition for “Red Roses