Raised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, Astrid knew she wanted to be surrounded by all things fantastical from a young age. She's spent the last ten 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 Happy Feet 2 by George Miller. She's a visual writer and aims to capture the vivid stories that play like movies in her head. When she's not writing, she's painting her favourite fictional characters and obliging her furry overlords, Lilo and Mickey. She lives in Melbourne.
'Astrid Scholte breaks into the fantasy genre with a triumphant, exciting debut that will keep readers guessing all the way to final chapter. Four Dead Queens is not to be missed!' -Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of Give the Dark my Love 'A cinematic thrill ride brimming with murder, mayhem, and twists that will shock you, Four Dead Queens is sure to be your next obsession. Absolutely riveting.' - Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of the Reign of the Fallen series 'Four Dead Queens is a wild ride. It's fast paced, thrilling, mysterious fantasy - fantasy at it's best - with twists and turns you won't see coming and a rich and detailed world that hooks you from the first page.' - Kids' Books Review 'A good, devious mix of some of the best fantasy and murder mystery that YA has had to offer recently.' - Entertainment Weekly 'Scholte has created an intrigue-heavy adventure in a world filled with characters whom readers will want to revisit.' - Publishers Weekly