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Hayley Camille is a dedicated writer, working from Australia. Her previous nonfiction work includes a complete published revision, as ghostwriter, of the bestselling The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft, PlayStation Edition, by Stephen O’Brien for Que Publishing, to cater to a PlayStation gaming audience. She has also ghostwritten multiple new chapters for Que’s Advanced Minecraft Strategy Guide.
Hayley has a strong interest in computers and gaming. Her husband is a software engineer, and together they have collaborated on numerous innovative software projects, including touchscreen and interactive games. With two young sons that are highly tech-savvy and mad about the Skylanders and Minecraft games, she is in a unique position to not only know the games well, but also to write from the different perspectives of what’s important to a child gamer as the target audience, a parent-facilitator, as well as a strategy-focused teen forum-player.
Hayley’s short story “Avon Calling!” was nominated for an Aurealis Award, Australia’s premier speculative fiction awards, after being published in the Neo-Pulp anthology “This Mutant Life” (Kalamity Press, 2013). The feature-film screenplay has been subsequently shortlisted as a top 10% semifinalist for the International ScreenCraft Fellowship in 2014 (based in Los Angeles, California). She is currently adapting this screenplay into a novel.
Hayley holds university degrees in evolutionary biology and anthropology, including post-graduate molecular archaeology—the study of ancient residues (blood/DNA/plant) on prehistoric artifacts—which forms the underlying scientific theory behind her recently finished adult fiction novel Human. This is the first book in ‘The Chronicles of Ivy Carter’ series, which follows the adventures of an archaeologist who travels through time, uprooting human prehistory while baring the ultimate question, “How do you truly define humanity?”.
Hayley is passionate about animal welfare, jazz, all things vintage, and dinosaurs, and can be found haunting social media and her blog at www.hayleycamille.com.