New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order and the Shifted World series. She is also the co-author with her husband Tee Morris of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels as well as Social Media for Writers. Her books have won an Airship Award, the Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice, and the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for steampunk.
In 2006 she became New Zealand’s first podcast novelist, and her podcasts have won both a Parsec Award and a Sir Julius Vogel award.
When not writing or podcasting, Philippa loves reading, gardening, and whenever possible traveling. With her husband, Tee Morris and her daughter, she is looked after by a mighty clowder of cats in Manassas, Virginia.