Arianne James is a writer of fiction and a lover of words, books, people, long conversations, eavesdropping, music, stars, cats and many other beautiful things in between. In February 2015 and 2016 Arianne spent a week at Varuna House in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. She considers these residencies some of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of her life. Arianne has recently had one of her short stories, ‘The Secret Art of Grieving’ published in the Hunter Writers Centre 2015 ‘Grieve’ Anthology. She lives on the mysterious island of Tasmania, a place shrouded in stories making it the perfect place to write. Arianne is currently studying creative writing at University and dreams of publishing a collection of short stories and a novel (or three) in the not too distant future.