Brendan Murphy was raised in Sheffield, England, with dreams of becoming a writer, and has written every day since he was nine years old. After reading medicine in London and psychiatry in Manchester, he moved to Australia in 1999. He is an Associate Professor at Monash University and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in both Australia and the UK. He has written widely on schizophrenia and on youth mental health. His nonfiction work on the development of football in Victorian society,Â From Sheffield with Love, was published by SportsBooks in 2007. He is contracted to Assent Publishing for his six-book Celtic fantasy series,Â Sebastian and the Hibernauts. The first adventure,Â Beyond the Gloaming,Â was published in 2014, and the sequel,Â The Traitor's Trap, in 2015. The third book in the series,Â The Dandelion Graveyard, is due to be published in 2017. Brendan is also a columnist for the online druid magazine, Aontacht. He lives with his wife, Katrina, and their children, Sebastian and Violette, in a sprawling property built for the composer, Dorian Le Gallienne. They share their garden with a mob of kangaroos, a wombat, two possums, any number of creepy crawlies, and some very feisty kookaburras.
Sebastian and the Hibernauts, the fantasy series you've been dreaming of. Let the wonderment begin.