Sophie is an Australian author writing speculative and historical fiction and is particularly interested in cross-cultural issues and identity. Her alternate history of Russia in 1939 pitted the rights of an individual child against the stability of the State and shortlisted in the top six of the Terry Pratchett First Novel Prize. She has published short stories in several anthologies, including the title story in “Yellow Pearl and Other Stories”, a historical fiction anthology. She is currently extending “Yellow Pearl” into a novel. “Yellow Pearl” explores what it was like to be a Japanese Australian in WWII, what it might take to see the enemy as human, and what might have happened if someone had tried to use the Australian Japanese community the way Japanese Americans were used in military intelligence.
She also blogs at www.dogeared.com.au