Aislinn Batstone is an Australian writer whose 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.
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 grew up in the sugar cane fields of Bundaberg, Queensland with her three brothers. The family later moved to Brisbane where Aislinn studied science 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, fix up an old weatherboard house, plant a garden and raise a family. She reads widely for pleasure and reviews her favourites.