Heidi Kneale, author

About Her Grace

Heidi Kneale is an Australian author of moderate repute. She lives in Western Australia, near the ocean. Like most humans, she's got a family. She also associates with the World's Most Boring Cat and with a mango terror of a kitten, a foster fail from Cat Haven.

Her Grace1 has always enjoyed fiction. She developed the precocious and consuming habit of reading from a rather early age, devouring nearly every book in her path. This habit also nutured her love of writing stories.

She wrote her first novel at age ten. She was first published at age seventeen--a fantasy poem. She's written all kinds of things, from poetry to novels to screenplays and even wrote an opera once, music and all.

But now, her heart belongs completely to novels (and Richard Armitage).

She earned a BA in Film and Music from the University of Utah, has completed Grade 6 (Piano Performance) from AMEB and will complete a BSc in Astronomy at Swinburne University in 2020. You can see how these fields are closely related.

As part of her BA, she took many writing classes. Despite their snobbish attitudes and rampant abuse, her fellow students failed to scare her off; she still wanted to write. One professor, Dr Anne Wingate, herself a published author, cheerfully enabled Her Grace's writing habit. (You enabler. I love you.)

She joined the Online Writing Workshop (Formerly the Del Rey Online Writing Workshop) the first year of its inception. She's been a member ever since. Currently she is a member of Romance Writers of Australia. With her trusty microphone and background in sound engineering, she also narrates audiobooks.

She's had several short stories and articles and lots of random stuff published over the years, but now, she focuses on novels, pretty little things that they are.

She adores NaNoWriMo, and has participated pretty much since the second or third year it ran. Usually she wins. Feel free to buddy up if you also participate.


1Her Grace is a nickname, short for "Her Grace, Lady Heidi, Duchess of Kneale, Countess of Wembley." She's pretentious that way. Otherwise, you can call her "Loose Wheel".
Her Grace also wonders how often this bio will be repeated in various locations about the Internet.