Lani Watt is an Australian writer who lives on the South Coast of New South Wales. She writes fiction novels and short stories along with an interest in creative nonfiction. Lani has completed a Bachelor of Legal & Justice Studies with Southern Cross University and a Master of Arts (Writing) with Swinburne University of Technology and a Master of Creative Writing with Macquarie University. She is a member of the Australian Society of Authors, South Coast Writers' Centre, NSW Writers' Centre, and has completed the Comedy Writing Masterclass with Tim Ferguson at the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS).
Lani is currently working on her debut novel entitled c u l8tr, which tells the story of Liam Steele, an eighteen year old Australian teen who loses his boyfriend, Braden Kline, in a car accident caused by texting while driving. She also aims to have short stories and articles published in magazines or journals in the near future, and her long-term goal is to one day apply to undertake a PhD in creative writing.
Lani's main genres of interest are Australian fiction, LGBT+ (including romance), drama, low fantasy, young adult & new adult fiction, and historical fiction. She has an interest in contributing diverse stories to the Australian writing industry with a focus on stories addressing current societal challenges, #ownvoices stories, LGBT+ characters, and characters with physical and/or psychological disability or illness. Lani also has a keen interest in writing set in Scotland and England or with British elements due to her time living in Scotland for two years after high school.