Kelly Stewart was baked at 350℉ and cooled on a windowsill in southeastern Ontario, Canada. She contains approximately 24 blackbirds.

As a young child, she wrote, illustrated and bound her own series of 3-chapter stories starring quadruplets Laura, Claudia, Elizabeth and Cleopatra dealing with the weird, shapeshifting inhabitants of their town. She also produced a series of comic books featuring the wacky adventures of a heroine in ancient Egypt matching wits with a scheming plague god.

Frankly, her tastes in literature (reading it and writing it) haven’t changed much. She favours tricksters, animals and creeping horror. She is working on secondary-world fantasy novels of a 19th- to early 20th-century flavour.

Video games are an important part of her life. She appreciates a great story and great music. Music itself can tell a story, and often, in turn, inspires her writing and drawing.


BOOKS — Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman — Dracula, Bram Stoker — We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll — American Gods, Neil Gaiman — The Adventures of Tintin, Hergé — Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare — The Magician’s Nephew, C.S. Lewis

FILM & TV — The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) — Ocean’s Eleven (2001) — Howl’s Moving Castle (Studio Ghibli, 2004) — Beauty and the Beast (Disney, 1991) — The Vision of Escaflowne

VIDEO GAMES — Final Fantasy VI (III US) — The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask — Donkey Kong Country (SNES trilogy) — Paper Mario 64 — Pokémon series