Monsters and Creatures delves into the legends of some of the worlds best known and most bizarre beasts and ghastly creations, revealing the facts and the fictions.
Explore the real-life origins of some of the strangest creatures ever encountered in the murky depths, in enchanted forests and even one or two who could be lurking under your bed. Discover the real werewolves of medieval Europe, glimpse the magical history of the famed unicorn and encounter the terrifying bloodsucking dogs of Mexico.
All these and more are found within the pages of Monsters and Creatures. More than a bestiary, this carefully researched book documents the mythologies, sightings and origins of over 100 weird and wonderful beasties from every continent and every time period, including modern monsters stalking us today.
All of these creatures have inspired films, books, scientific research, poems and music, as well as our collective dreams and nightmares.
Its time to come meet them and find out the amazing true stories behind these legendary mythical beasts.
About The Author
Gabiann is an award-winning writer in broadcast, publication and multimedia. She is the writer of several hours of Australian television, three feature film scripts and over 12 professionally published fiction and non-fiction books.
In 2017 her multimedia interactive narrative, Kids Together Now won the Australian Teachers of Media award for best interactive application. She has won or been shortlisted for several Australian and international writing prizes: including winner International White Raven Award for Writing of Importance 2005, and Original Television Pilot in the International Script-tacular Awards (USA) and Shortlisted for the Blue Sky Initiative with Australian Writers Guild in 2018.
Her multiple children’s books are regularly featured on the Australian Premier’s reading challenges. She is currently completing a commissioned work for Omnibus Publishing centred on the Green ban era in the inner suburbs of Sydney for the award winning My Australian Story series.
When not writing projects she develops and edits fiction and non-fiction narratives and lectures in narrative writing, film studies, creative business and screen writing at Macquarie University, Australian Film Television and Radio School and JMC Creative Academy.