Writer • Designer • Illustrator

A Little About Me

One of the first things I ever drew was a five-legged dog: I’ve been adding more randomness to life since the 80s. I practiced as a lawyer for a few years before switching to advertising (it’s better for the soul). Now designing, doodling and writing on the side in between work. Born in Singapore. Based in Melbourne. Culturally food obsessed.
firebirds tale

Now Available!

The Firebird’s Tale

My first book is available for purchase from the lovely people at Less Than Three Press! It starts with a familiar story: a kingdom on the edge of Faerie, a Prince Who Never Smiles, and a royal mandate—whomsoever can make Prince Aleksei smile will be awarded his hand in marriage. But life is never neat, and the one who succeeds not only does so by accident… he isn’t even human.

More on this book (x) Kindle version (x) Paperback (x)

Short Stories by Year

The Mourning Hour (x)
Old Mother (x)
The Buddha Statue (x)
The Dragon Lady’s Daughter (x)

In Real Life I Wouldn’t Hurt a Fly (x)
Pride Children (x)
The Magpie Bridge (x)
The Dragon and the Lemon Tree (x)
The Dreaming Wounds (x)

Machine Language (x)
Big Mother (x)



Some of my favourite clients and projects.

Stream of Twitter Consciousness

RT @AnitaHeiss We had over 120 submissions for the #GROWINGUPABORIGINALINAUSTRALIA anthology, but we could only publish 52. All other writers were given the opportunity to publish with @AustLit and some of those stories are now online here: austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/1… More will be added over time.

About 6 minutes ago from Anya Ow's Twitter via TweetDeck


Stream of Instagram Consciousness