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S.C. Farrow loves to write but she hasn't always been a writer. In the past, she's had some pretty wacky jobs like lampshade maker, cigarette girl, and vocalist.
She's also done some wacky things like spending a week in a Swiss castle with the Hugh Jackman of Cuba, climbing inside the Great Pyramid of Egypt, climbing to the top of the Sidney Music Bowl, and getting arrested for possession of a prohibited substance.
However, she has always been creative, which has proved to be both a blessing and a curse. Through the years, she's been able to express her creativity in a variety of ways, through music, fine art, and even dance. However, it’s writing where she finds her greatest joy.
She is fascinated by myriad topics and uses both beautiful words and broken characters to explore the human condition and to challenge the status quo on some of society's most widely held perceptions. Her work doesn't sit or fit inside the mainstream. If you pick up one of her books expecting rainbows, unicorns, and happy endings, you'll be disappointed. (That's not entirely true, sometimes there are happy endings.) Above all, her work is authentic.
In 2010, she co-wrote and co-produced Killervision, a micro-budget psychological horror/thriller about a brain-injured man whose friends are being murdered one by one. In 2019, Open Wounds, her collection of literary short stories about characters who are desperately lost or damaged, was published by Dixi Books.
Born and raised in Australia, S.C. lives in the leafy green northern suburbs of Melbourne. She has a master's degree in creative writing and teaches creative writing at institutions across the city.
This is Not a Lie
Literary fiction, lgbtq, romance
In my career as a music journalist I’ve written about a lot of killer bands, but the most gut-wrenching story I ever covered was that of Joel Reed, lead guitarist for hard rock outfit The Blackhearts.
The Blackhearts were based in St Kilda, Melbourne’s music capital in the early 1980s. They were looking for a new singer when a good-looking newcomer named Harry Engel turned up to audition. His blistering vocals were all they needed to rocket the band into super stardom.
Secretly gay, Joel fell for Harry hard and fast, but nothing could have prepared him for the tragedy that was about to befall them.
Randall Thorpe, Australian rock music journalist, Cheap Shot magazine.
Published by Dixi Books
Release date 28 November 2020