Elspeth Lamorte is a writer and editor from Western Sydney. She has twice been a judge for the Aurealis Awards, presented original research locally and overseas, she is a co-host and founding member of multi-platform book club The Name Of the Book, and once insulted a NYT bestselling author to his face and got away unscathed. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and a Masters of Philosophy in Creative Writing. Her specialities are fantasy and related genre fiction.

Her cat is called Calcifer.