Fiona Horne (born 1966 in Sydney) is an Australian singer, rock musician, radio and television personality, actress and author. She was the singer in Australian band Def FX and has published numerous books on witchcraft. She is considered a worldwide authority on Modern Witchcraft, being invited to speak at Harvard University on the subject in 2006.
Television, Acting and Film
In 2001 Fiona starred in the Australian opening season of Eve Ensler's theatrical production. 'The Vagina Monologues'. She has continued to act appearing in four films, 'Unbeatable Harold' with Henry Winkler, 'Cult' with Taryn Manning and the independent fantasy features, 'Fable-Teeth of Beasts' and 'Ember Days'.
In 2004, Horne was a host (called an 'Alt') in the reality television show Mad Mad House for the Sci Fi Channel. She competed in Celebrity Survivor for the Seven Network Australia (which aired in August 2006).
Fiona Horne has recorded and released music with punk band, The Mothers (including the 1980s single "Drives Me Wild"/"Get Outta My Life" and the mini-album 12-Incher, both on Waterfront Records); chart topping Electronica band, Def FX (on Phantom Records, EMI/MDS/BMG/Universal); Sister Sludge; and Paul McDermott (the single "Shut Up/Kiss me", November 1998). In March 2007 Horne released her first solo CD Witch Web(Mystic Monkey), based on her spiritual practice. In 2010 she released the spoken word album, "Magickal Life-Guided Meditations and Spells for Positive Change"(Mystic Monkey).
Fiona's band Def FX have announced a fifteen-year nostalgia reunion tour playing their greatest hits and will be hitting the road in Australia 2012 – dates to announced on the band's Official Facebook Fanpage 1 February 2012.
Fiona is a world record holding skydiver (achieving the POPS Vertical World Record in July 2011) and regular contributor to the United States Parachute Association's official publication, 'Parachutist'. She is an accomplished SCUBA diver and works regularly with SCUBA diving accreditation body, PADI, creating and appearing in their educational and promotional material. Fiona is also a student pilot (SEL) with 100+ hours of flying time as of January 2012. The Cessna 172, Piper Cherokee as well as taildraggers, the Citabria Decathlon and Piper Cub are the planes she currently flies. Fiona is vegetarian and was formerly vegan.
In addition to Fiona's non-fiction books published below, in 2011 Fiona secured a Young Adult fiction book deal with the publishers of the 'Harry Potter' Series, Allen & Unwin. The book, titled 'WITCH – A Summerland Mystery' will be published September 2012.
- Witch: A Personal Journey. Random House Australia. 27 February 1998. ISBN 0-09-183387-6.
- Witch: A Magickal Year. Random House Australia. 1 October 1999. ISBN 0-09-184000-7.
- Life's a Witch: A Handbook for Teen Witches. Random House Australia. November 2000. ISBN 1-74051-022-4.
- Witch: A Magickal Journey: A Hip Guide to Modern Witchcraft (hardbackISBN 0-00-710399-9.). Thorsons. 1 January 2001. Witch: A Magickal Journey: A Hip Guide to Modern Witchcraft (paperback new editionISBN 0-00-712132-6.). Thorsons. April 2002. (Northern Hemisphere edition of Witch: A Personal Journey and Witch: A Magickal Year)
- 7 Days to a Magickal New You (hardbackISBN 0-00-712346-9.). Thorsons. October 2001.
- Magickal Sex: A Witches' Guide to Beds, Knobs, and Broomsticks. Thorsons. September 2002. ISBN 0-00-714133-5.
- Witchin': A Handbook for Teen Witches (school/library bindingISBN 0-613-89284-4.). Thorsons. February 2003. (Northern Hemisphere edition of Life's a Witch)
- The Coven: Making Magick Together. Random House Australia. 2005.
- Fiona Horne, ed. (15 July 2004). Pop! Goes the Witch: The Disinformation Guide to 21st Century Witchcraft (paperbackISBN 0-9729529-5-0.). Disinformation. – Edited and some sections written by Fiona Horne!
- Bewitch a Man: How to Find Him and Keep Him Under Your Spell (hardbackISBN 1-4169-1474-9.). Simon Spotlight Entertainment. 26 September 2006.
- L.A. Witch: Fiona Horne's Guide to Coven Magick (paperbackISBN 0-7387-1034-2.). Llewellyn Publications. 1 April 2007.
- "» Def FX's Fiona Horne: The Reunion Tour, A Near-Death Experience & Reinvention". Conversationswithbianca.com. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-03.
- 'Def FX' entry at Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop by Ian McFarlane
- Fiona Horne (Chaos Control interview, October 2003)
- Home page
- Fiona Horne at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Fiona on WHO.com
- Fiona Horne Pages
- Interview with Fiona Horne at WickedInfo.com
- Fiona Horne's MySpace page
- Fiona's Official Online store