Lee Murray

Lee Murray is a multi-award-winning writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and horror (Sir Julius Vogel, Australian Shadows) and a three-time Bram Stoker Award® nominee. Her works include the Taine McKenna military thrillers, and supernatural crime-noir series The Path of Ra, co-written with Dan Rabarts, debut collection Grotesque: Monster Stories, as well as several books for children. She is proud to have edited fifteen speculative works, including award-winning titles Baby Teeth: Bite Sized Tales of Terror and At the Edge (with Dan Rabarts), Te Kōrero Ahi Kā (with Grace Bridges and Aaron Compton) and Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror. She is the co-founder of Young New Zealand Writers, providing development and publishing opportunities for youth writers for close to a decade, and the co-founder of the Wright-Murray Residency for Speculative Fiction Writers. She is a manuscript assessor, mentor, workshop presenter, and panellist, and was awarded Horror Writers Association international Mentor of the Year for 2019. In 2020, Lee was made an Honorary Literary Fellow in the New Zealand Society of Authors Waitangi Day Honours. Lee lives in New Zealand’s sunny Bay of Plenty where she conjures stories from her office overlooking a cow paddock. Read more at www.leemurray.info. She tweets @leemurraywriter


  • Adult Fiction
  • Children's Fiction
  • E-Book


  • Competition Judging
  • Editing
  • Freelance Writing
  • Manuscript Assessment
  • Novelist
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Reviews
  • Short Story Writing
  • Workshops (adults)
  • Workshops (children/schools)


Central Districts