About the Author

Australian in Austria. Writer of short, long, serious, sexy and fun. The story collection, The Past Present, was published in 2000/2001 in paperback and ebook formats by IUMIX, UK. Back Burning won the IP Picks Best Fiction Prize and was published in 2007 by IP, Australia. Mercury Blobs was published by Raging Aardvark, Australia in 2013, and stories appear in German translation in Geflimmer der Vergangenheit in 2014. Stories also appear in the charity anthologies, 100 Stories for Haiti, 50 Stories for Pakistan, A Pint and a Haircut - True Irish Stories, 100 Stories for Queensland, New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan, and Refugees Welcome. Writing as AstridL, erotic tales may be found at amazon.com/author/astridl And here´s what a reader in France says in a 4-star review of Mercury Blobs: "You can't take one without the other! Some stories remind us that everyone leads two lives. Mix and match Sylvia Petter's 'Mercury Blobs' with AstridL's 'Consuming the Muse and you'll see why. A Home is a Home and nice to get back to even after a Picnic at Niagara. The Christmas Goose may not seem as exciting as a Cherry Strudel but it can sometimes help you get over what was Just Lunch. Giggles? Laughter? The odd tear or two? I am now sure that The Ways of Love and The Wages of Bliss are the two sides of the same coin."

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