M. Darusha Wehm

M. Darusha Wehm

Darusha Wehm is originally from Canada, but currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand after spending the past several years sailing around the Pacific. As M. Darusha Wehm she has published five science fiction novels and many short stories. Without the M. she writes mainstream fiction and is the editor of Plan B Magazine.



Sea Change. in potentia press, forthcoming

Packet Trade. in potentia press, 2016.

Children of Arkadia. Bundoran Press, 2015

The Beauty of Our Weapons. in potentia press, 2012.

Act of Will. in potentia press, 2011.

Self Made. in potentia press, 2010.

Beautiful Red. in potentia press, 2007.


Fire. Escape. in potentia press, 2012.

Short Fiction

“War Profiteering.” Mothership Zeta. Forthcoming

“The Care and Feeding of Mammalian Bipeds, v. 2.1.” Science Fiction Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy). Flame Tree Publishing. 2015

“The Edge of the Abyss.” Chee, Megan and Garner, Ron, eds. Contact Light. Silence in the Library, LLC. 2015

“Home Sick.” Harvey, Edwina and Petrie, Simon, eds. Use Only As Directed. Peggy Bright Books. 2014

“Windows.” Rabarts, Dan and Murray, Lee, eds. Baby Teeth. Paper Road Press. 2013

“People Pleaser.” Rabarts, Dan and Murray, Lee, eds. Baby Teeth. Paper Road Press. 2013

“Modern Love.” Wily Writers. October 2013

“The Care and Feeding of Mammalian Bipeds, v. 2.1.” Escape Pod. November 2012

“The Foreigner.” Toasted Cake. October 2012

“Modern Love.” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. May 2012

“I Open My Eyes.” Luna Station Quarterly. March 2012

“Homecoming.” Luna Station Quarterly. December 2011

“The Interview.” Rathbone, Brian ed. Podioracket Presents Glimpses. 2011

Poetry and Microfiction

“the sun shines brightly…” (haiku). Joanne Merriam, ed. 140 and Counting. 2011

“Empty Space.” Thaumatrope. August 2010

“New Eyes.” Thaumatrope. July 2010

Spring haiku series. @7X20. April 2010

Awards and Memberships

Member of SFWA, SpecFicNZ

Shortlisted for Parsec award for speculative fiction podcasting three times, shortlisted for Sir Julius Vogel Award (New Zealand's national SFF awards) for Fire. Escape.

Related Experience

2015: Keynote speaker at Science+Fiction; an interdisciplinary conference on cyborgism, Düsseldorf, Germany.

2013-2015: Guest lecturer on the subject of self-publishing for the Diploma in Publishing programme at Whitireia New Zealand.

Participated in many panel discussions at conventions, and run workshops on writing and self-publishing.

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