Wide Open Fear is out now!

Just look at this beautiful thing, a new collection of my Southern Dark columns, with a gorgeous cover — and it’s out now! Head on over to Brain Jar Press’s website to nab this little gem.

Body Shocks

My contributor copy of Body Shocks (edited by Ellen Datlow) has arrived from overseas! Over the moon that Ellen selected my story ‘Sweet Subtleties’ for this incredible volume. The design is amazing — and so is the table of contents!

Songs of the Northern Seas

I love Egaeus Press books so much! On the last day of the year, my contributor copies of Songs of the Northern Seas arrived, and they are stunning. The illustration for my story is PERFECT. Such attention to detail, such craftsmanship, such beauty!

My tombstone is here!

Because life is totally not normal (for anyone) right now, I was completely remiss in posting about the fact that my novella ‘By Touch and By Glance’ was not only a finalist for an Australian Shadows Award for Long Fiction, but it also actually won!! I enthused all over social media about this, so it’s…… Continue reading My tombstone is here!

If, Then

My creepy gardener story — ‘If, Then’ — appears in this brilliant new horror anthology (edited by Mark Morris, who is always a complete delight to work with!) This is what happens when I try to write a “nice” fairy tale-ish sort of story… things go bad, quickly.

Terrifying Ghosts…

My gorgeous contributor copies of Terrifying Ghosts have arrived! So I’ll just be over here casually sharing a table of contents with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!!! And look at this cover!! Love your work, Flame Tree Press. Can’t wait to get stuck into this ghost story treasure trove.

Aurealis Awards Finalist (x2!)

The Aurealis Awards shortlists have been announced, and I’m SOOOO delighted to see Songs for Dark Seasons is a finalist for Best Collection and ‘By Touch and By Glance’ is a finalist for Best Novella! So many great nominees on these lists, it’s really cool to be on there with them. Congratulations, everyone!!

Locus recommends…

So delighted to see my short story collection, Songs for Dark Seasons, and my standalone story, ‘Deep in the Drift, Spinning’ (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Sept 2020) have appeared on the Locus recommended reading list for 2020! Given that my book came out in April, right in the thick of Covid topsy-turvy turmoil, it’s a real…… Continue reading Locus recommends…