Narrelle M Harris


Narrelle was born in Newcastle, Australia and proceeded to move every few years until most of her friends thought she was on a Witness Protection program. Her itinerancy included three years abroad, teaching English in Egypt and Poland.

Although now settled in Melbourne, with her husband and her cat, she continues to relieve itchy feet with regular travel.

Walking Shadows, is the long-awaited sequel in her geek vampire series. The Opposite of Life.

The first book The Opposite of Life  (published by Pulp Fiction in 2008) was praised for its fresh take on the vampire genre. 

Charlaine Harris – yes, the Charlaine Harris of Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood fame – said in her blog:

The Opposite of Life is “certainly a most unusual vampire novel. Lissa Wilson, librarian, geek, and young woman about town, has a horrendous evening in a club when she opens a restroom door to find two dead girls. But that’s just the beginning of Lissa’s trials and tribulations. She seems to be the magnet for trouble. Even her attraction to a new man, Daniel, comes to an abrupt end when Daniel vanishes. Along the road of discovery about the underworld of her city, Lissa learns a lot about the people around her, and even more about herself. She’s a wonderful character; not because she’s an heroic supergirl, but because she rings true. If you can get this book, do. It’s really a refreshing take on a common theme.”


Narrelle’s first novel, the crime-thriller, Fly By Night (2004), was nominated for a Ned Kelly Award. Her 2005 novel, Witch Honour, was short-listed for the George Turner Prize for Science Fiction and Fantasy; as was its sequel, Witch Faith.

Her short zombie story, ‘The Truth About Brains’, was published in Best New Zombie Tales Volume 2 in 2010. This story and several new short stories feature in a short anthology by Twelfth Planet Press (2012). The eponymous Showtime features the lead characters from her vampire series.

Aside from fiction writing, Narrelle’s other recent projects have included the creation of an iPhone applications, Melbourne Literary, a guide for locals and visitors to Melbourne’s literary scene; and Melbourne Peculiar, a guide to the unusual, odd and downright bizarre in Melbourne.

Under the not very secret - or very pseudonymy - pseudonym NM Harris, Narrelle also writes erotica. For the Clan Destine Encounters imprint she has created three series: the m/f Philip and Martine spy series Secret Agents, Secret Lives; the m/m Talbott and Burns investigation series; and the forthcoming f/f adventure series Birds of a Feather.

Narrelle also blogs regularly here.

You can find out more about her here