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Dr Hem Jefferies has worked hard to distance himself from a difficult upbringing and past tragedy to build a new life. He is a man of science and reason, appreciative of the ordered world he has created, with no tolerance for beliefs in anything supernatural.
But as a series of seemingly inexplicable events begin to plague him, Dr Jefferies is forced to question his convictions and even his sanity. Is there someone out there with a vendetta against him? Is it the early onset of the hereditary illness he’s always feared? Or could the truth be even more sinister?


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  SJ’s parents sold her to a mad scientist when she was just three days old and she was raised mostly by the lab mice.  She credits this upbringing for her passion for hard to pronounce cheeses.

    She has always loved writing, and for most of her life was an extremely dedicated writer for approximately five days out of every year, however after a tumour, that she christened Earnest, was discovered and successfully removed, writing became a full time commitment.

   SJ Eeles has written a screenplay, three feature length plays and several short ones, a 12 episode radio play, a found footage screenplay, some truly awful short stories and some not too bad ones.

   Original Sin, published in 2019 was her third novel (if you count the ones she started when she was 15), but the first she finished. The others remain in the ever-growing Drawer of Unfinished Projects.

   She has worked as a stand up comic, a bad waitress, and lied on most of her resumes.  She continues to write from the couch of any friend who accepts payment in babysitting duties and/or baked goods. 

She has since written two more novels, Dire Conditions and Haunted.   

Tinder says she’s 40.

Other recent works and projects

May 2024
Storytelling Around the Fire - Esperance

A series of creative development workshops for local writers, that created eleven new original short stories with a connection to the region, performed at an informal, atmospheric outdoor event with live music. Made possible with funding from the Mt Burdett Foundation.

March 2022 - March 2023
130 Women in 130 Years, Kalgoorlie.

A collaborative project led by four artists and supported by t
he Goldfields Women's Health Care Centre.
Addressing the issue of under-representation of women's contributions to local history, the project will uncover and celebrate these stories through a series of community engagements, workshops and residencies and culminate in a multi-art Exhibition in March 2023.
Made possible through $80 000 funding as part of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Culture and Lotterywest's Creative Communities Recovery Program.

Oct 2021 - June 2022
Evolution Little Finds Urban Installations Project
Bronze Winner of the Australian Street Art Awards, Street Art Trail Category

An installation of twenty of unexpected artworks in the Kalgoorlie (WA) CBD area by local artists.
Thank you to Evolution Mining for the $60 000 funding.

July 2021 - Jan 2022
Geraldton Historical Ghost Tours

Undergoing research of the WA town's darker history to create and develop a series of immersive tours including performers playing 'live ghosts' to share their stories firsthand.
Funded with the support of the Federal Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund.

2021 - North Midlands Project

Ebb and Flow Artist Residency

March 2021 - Fitzgerald Region Creative Development Workshops
A series of in-school workshops for primary and high school aged students. Supported and funded by Regional Arts 

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