MARIA LEWIS is an award-winning screenwriter, best-selling author and pop culture etymologist. She’s the author of the internationally published Supernatural Sisters series of eight novels, which includes the Aurealis Award-winning The Witch Who Courted Death (Best Fantasy Novel), along with titles for Marvel (Mockingbird: Strike Out), Angry Robot (The Graveyard Shift) and Assassin’s Creed (Mirage: Daughter Of No One). As a screenwriter, she has worked on projects for Netflix, AMC, Ubisoft, DC Comics, SBS, Nickelodeon, ABC and many more. She’s the producer, host and writer of audio AWGIE and Aurealis Award-winning documentaries The Phantom Never Dies – about the first superhero – and Josie and the Podcats – about the 2001 cult film. Her directorial debut The House That Hungers premiered in 2023, based on her award-winning short story of the same name.