(born 2 June 1957), better known by her pen name Sara Douglass
, is an Australian fantasy
writer who lives in Hobart
A great-grand-daughter of psychic Robert James Lees
, Sara was born in Penola, South Australia
. She attended Annesley College
, in Wayville
, a suburb of Adelaide
. She studied for her BA while working as a Registered Nurse, and later completed her PhD in early modern English History. She became a lecturer in medieval history at La Trobe University
. Whilst there she completed her first novel, BattleAxe
, which launched her as a popular fantasy author in Australia, and later as an international success.
Until the mid-2000s, she hosted a bulletin board
on her website
, which encouraged creative thinking
and constructive criticism
of others' work. The bulletin board was closed due to her other commitments, although many of its posters continue to contribute to other bulletin boards. Sara now maintains an online blog about the restoration project of her house and garden at .
In 2010 Sara Douglass was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She underwent treatment but in April 2011, the cancer returned and her treatment is continuing. She wrote about the Silence of dying here: http://nonsuchkitchengardens.com/wordpress/?p=606.
Douglass mainly focuses her efforts on fantasy writings. Her first trilogy, The Axis Trilogy
, is set in the fantasy world of Tencendor... Read More