Dominica’s passion for publishing centres around creating spaces for diversity in writers and characters. Living in Malaysia for five and a half years, and travelling to more than 30 countries around the world, as well as identifying as bisexual, has allowed her to meet a lot of people from various diverse backgrounds. It inspired her to make an effort to share those voices with the world, offering more than the standard cis straight white American man’s perspective that dominates much of the media produced for mainstream audiences.
Since 2014, Dominica has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area, California with her husband and two children, though she is originally from Western Australia. She has pursued a number of different creative outlets in her lifetime, such as improvisation, stand-up comedy, filmmaking, writing, drawing, and more. When she has time to blog, the topics she discusses most follow her travels, crowdfunding, exploring diversity in media, and her experiences as a writer, stand-up comedian, and improvisor. Most of her writing these days can be categorised under the broad speculative fiction umbrella, and often includes pirates and/or mermaids, and queer female characters.
Dominica’s story “Siren” was included in Solarwyrm’s inaugural anthology, Fae Fatales: A Fantasy Noir Anthology.
Her novel Adrift was released by Solarwyrm on September 19, 2013.
She is also the editor of Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction, released in 2014, which includes her story “When the Rice was Gone” amongst the collection.
Presently, she is in the process of editing her second anthology, Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships.