Who am I?

Growing up in Tasmania, Madeleine D’Este now lives in inner city Melbourne surrounded by books.  After studying law (and never practising) and travelling the world, Madeleine now lives a double life, immersed in the corporate world by day and writing female-led speculative fiction by night. Madeleine hosts a weekly speculative fiction review radio show/podcast on artdistrict-radio.com

When not writing, Madeleine enjoys podcasts, knitting, forteana, indie films, kettle bells and likes her coffee as ‘black as midnight on a moonless night’.


Current projects (July 2017)

The Destroying Angels (fantasy)

  • Draft 2 – editing (100k)

The Antics of Evangeline (steampunk novellas)

Other Antics in progress

  • Evangeline & the Urchins – Drafted
  • Evangeline & the Vampyr – Drafted

The Flower and the Serpent (high gothic/horror novel)

  • Draft 2 – resting (70k)

Monolith series (sci-fi novels)

  • Return to the Monolith (Book 1 Monolith series) – querying with agents
  • Return to the Forest (Book 2) (85k) – Draft 2. Resting.
  • Project Greenfields (Book 3) (65k) – Draft 2. Resting



  1. After having taken a closer look at what you write about your WIPs, I must say that I really look forward to reading your books. 🙂

    • Aw shucks. I am REALLY looking forward to putting my work out into the world. I have to hold myself back from getting too impatient and rushing it.

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