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 the VFX and animation industry and aim to take readers of an immersive journey into new worlds packed full of complex characters.


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Astrid Scholte

Raised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, Astrid Scholte knew she wanted to be surrounded by all things fantastical from a young age and has spent the past fourteen years working in film, animation and VFX production. Career highlights include working on James Cameron’s Avatar, Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin and George Miller’s Happy Feet Two.


Despite Astrid's sunny demeanor, she's inexplicably drawn to murder mysteries, true crime, Agatha Christie, and Clue. Her international bestselling debut, Four Dead Queens, combines this love of fantasy and whodunnits.

Her second novel, The Vanishing Deep, was released on the 3rd of March 2020 with Allen & Unwin and Penguin Random House. Up next is a return to crime and fantasy with LEAGUE OF LIARS.

You can find Astrid posting about books, cats and Disney on Twitter and Instagram @AstridScholte

Photo: Rebecca Taylor


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