Saffron Bryant, Self-Published Science Fiction and Fantasy Author – Episode 116

Australian science fiction and fantasy author Saffron Bryant has been writing since she could first hold a pencil but only started getting serious in 2011. Saffron’s first book, The Fallen Star, was released in 2012 after Saffron was forced to take leave from her studies in biomedical science at uni while recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumour.

Now, at the age of twenty-six, Saffron has fifteen novels available for sale on Amazon, a degree in Biomedical Science (with honours) and has just finished her PhD in chemistry at the University of Sydney. As of last year Saffron earned enough royalties to pay all her bills.

In her spare time, Saffron is a huge fan of multiple fandoms, including The Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones and Stephen King (especially The Dark Tower). She also plays Massively Multiplayer Online RPGs and even tabletop ones like Dungeons & Dragons.

Join Saffron and I as we get back together (after our chat for Episode 16) for a great chat about the first fiction you write, how writing is the perfect cure for the boredom of convalescence and the process of screening editors – not to mention a geek-out about Doctor Who!

Saffron Bryant

Official website of Saffron Bryant

Saffron Bryant’s author page on Amazon

Self-Publishing Tools


Science Fiction and Fantasy

Black Mirror (Netflix)

Doctor Who

Game of Thrones

The Lord of the Rings (movies)

Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear

Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower series and many more



Dungeons & Dragons (tabletop roleplaying game)

The Lord of the Rings Online (massively multiplayer online roleplaying game)

Pathfinder (tabletop roleplaying game)