Marlee Jane Ward is a writer living and working on unceded Wurundjeri Land in Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of the award-winning Orphancorp Trilogy, the first of which won the Viva La Novella Prize and a Victorian Premiers Literary Award. Her work can be found in Terraform, Apex, Interfictions, Aurealis, Overland, Scum Mag, Meanjin, and more. Her memoir Money for Something is written under the name Mia Walsch and was published through Echo in 2020. She is proudly neurodivergent and currently living her dream of being an apocalypse witch and someone’s fabulous goth aunt.