Leanbh Pearson

Australian LGBTQI & Disability Author

of Horror & Dark Fantasy

Leanbh Pearson (@CatSparks)

Leanbh Pearson (she/her) lives on Ngunnawal Country in Canberra, Australia. An award-winning LGBTQI and disability author of horror and dark fantasy, her writing is inspired by folklore, fairytales, myth, history and climate. She’s judged the Australian Shadows Awards, Aurealis Awards, is an invited panellist and voting member of the HWA and SFWA. Leanbh’s alter-ego is an academic in archaeology, evolution and prehistory. Follow her at http://www.leanbhpearson.com | Twitter, Facebook & Instagram @leanbhpearson

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Praise for Leanbh Pearson

We have had a long standing admiration of Pearson’s work…and it was a delight to discover [Three Curses & Other Dark Tales] a fine collection knitted so well together with common themes.

– Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG

Pearson’s lyrical writing pulls you in…The horror in this story is subtle.

-Nikky Lee of The Devil and the Loch Ard Gorge

Dear reader get ready to immerse yourself into the marvellous, tragic and terrifying world Leanbh Pearson has masterfully crafted for your reading pleasure.

– Pan Book Reviews of Bluebells

📚 Upcoming Releases 📚



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Dark Folklore

Dark Folklore (Quick Bites, #4)



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It’s A Kind of Magic

It’s A Kind of Magic Anthology

Latest Blog Posts

  • Witch King
    ** I received an ARC for an honest review ** Publisher’s Description Kai-Enna is the Witch King, though he hasn’t always been, and he hasn’t […]
  • Greek Mythology: Hades
    Hades may be one of the most-well known and most popular gods from Ancient Greek mythology but wasn’t one of the recognised Olympian gods even […]
  • Aztec Mythology: Mictlán
    In Aztec cosmology, the soul intakes a journey to the Underworld after death and they have four destinations: the Sacred Orchard of the Gods, the […]
  • Bitters
    ** I received an ARC for an honest review ** Publisher’s Description The giant metal man has stood for hundreds of years, head tilted back, […]

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