Justina was first published in 1999 by Macmillan. Silver Screen, a novel about AI and transhumanism, was her first book and was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke award. Since then she has written eight more books. The first three were clearly Science Fiction and were all critically well received. They explored similar themes of human futures, opportunities and limitations, but after that elements of fantasy crept in due not only to a love of both genres but to a lifetime fascination with the apparent love/hate relationship between critics and fans of the two which broadly divides down lines of how you like your reality served up, but we needn’t get into that right now because this is a biographical note. The final five books comprise a set — Quantum Gravity — which is a crossover series between the two genres. She is now writing on two new projects, both SF with fantasy elements.
Justina was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire in 1968, has two sons and lives in Leeds with them and her Significant Other. She is a lifelong student of philosophy and psychology and did some linguistics at University, although she still is not quick at learning languages. Aside from working as a writer she has been employed as a secretary, administrator, yoga instructor and fitness trainer. Her guilty pleasures are romance novels, wine and World of Warcraft.