J. Ashley-Smith is a British-Australian author of dark speculative fiction and co-host of the Let The Cat In podcast. His short stories have twice won national competitions and been shortlisted seven times for Aurealis Awards, winning both Best Horror and Best Fantasy. His first book, The Attic Tragedy, won the Shirley Jackson Award. His novella, Ariadne, I Love You, is available now from Meerkat Press. J. gathers moth dust in the suburbs of North Canberra, tormented by the desolation of telegraph wires.