Aislinn Batstone is an Australian writer of short and long-form fiction whose genre-bending stories have been published in magazines and anthologies worldwide.
In case you were wondering, there are a few different spellings and pronunciations of her first name (which is Irish). In her case it’s pronounced ‘Aish-lin’.
Aislinn’s short stories have been highly commended in competitions and published in magazines and anthologies around the world. She writes across genre boundaries with elements of romance, crime, speculative and contemporary fiction.
Aislinn grew up in the sugar cane fields of Bundaberg, Queensland with her three brothers. The family later moved to Brisbane where Aislinn studied human sciences and philosophy at the University of Queensland. She went on to study philosophy in Scotland on a Commonwealth Scholarship, completing a Masters degree and teaching for a while before turning to fiction. While teaching philosophy at the University of New South Wales she met her husband, philosopher Michaelis Michael.
Aislinn has worked in various positions in tertiary education and project management while continuing to write, as well as raising a family with her husband. Now based in Sydney, she is working on a contemporary novel series set in Sydney’s inner west in which a young couple come to grips with marriage, modern parenting and gender roles. She has not been able to resist including a touch of Australian history and a smidgen of white-collar crime.