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SJ (Sarah) Groenewegen

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SJ (Sarah) Groenewegen was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She’s lived in Canberra, Birmingham, London, The Hague, and Washington DC. She is now settled in Inverness where she writes full-time.


Her first original novel, The Disinformation War, is scheduled for release in 2023 by the intersectional feminist SF imprint GoldSF (Goldsmiths Press/MIT Press). The story takes place in a near-future Britain and draws on SJ’s 20-year career in law enforcement as an intelligence analyst, and her activism in equality, diversity and inclusion. She was recognised in Her late Majesty’s 2016 birthday honours with a British Empire Medal for services to law enforcement and LGBTQIA diversity.


Science fiction has been a long-time love and the focus of most of SJ’s writing. Her first two published novels are tie-ins to the extended Doctor Who universe, both appearing in Candy Jar Books’ Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart range. The Daughters of Earth (2017) is set in a fictional village in Scotland during the early 1970s and features a renegade alien infiltrating a women’s liberation group. A Most Haunted Man (2022) is a psychological thriller set in England during 1979. Her shorter tie-in fiction has appeared in several anthologies published by Candy Jar and Big Finish.


SJ turned her critic’s eye to examine a 2016 Doctor Who story, Face the Raven, which was published as a monograph in 2018 as part of Obverse Books’ Black Archive series.


S.J often appears at SF conventions (including WorldCon and the British Eastercon) as a panellist and moderator. She speaks on policing/law enforcement in SF, military SF, Doctor Who, fan studies, ‘own voices’  (queer and neurodivergent), politics, history, and writing.

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