I'm Astrid Scholte, an internationally bestselling and award winning YA author living in Melbourne, Australia with a passion for science fiction, fantasy and everything in between. My books are a little dark, a bit twisty and a whole lot of fun. I work in visual effects and animation and aim to take readers of an immersive journey into new worlds packed full of complex characters.
Are you ready to come along for the ride?
Astrid Scholte was raised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, and knew she wanted to be surrounded by all things fantastical from a young age. She’s spent the last fifteen years working in film, animation and television as both an artist and manager. Career highlights include working on James Cameron’s Avatar, Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin and Disney's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. She is currently part of The Force and helps movies get made.
Her debut YA novel, Four Dead Queens, was an international bestseller and award winner. Her second novel, The Vanishing Deep, was released on the 3rd of March 2020 and League of Liars is out now!
You can find Astrid posting about books, cats and Disney on Twitter and Instagram @AstridScholte