The Aurealis Awards shortlists have been announced and I’m so very delighted to see my story ‘A Right Pretty Mate’ nominated in the Best YA Short Story category! This is the first story of mine that could even remotely be described as YA, and I’m so chuffed to see it in such good company! Thanks…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards 2016: In which ‘A Right Pretty Mate’ is nominated!
So, have I mentioned this stunning new anthology — edited by none other than Jack Dann! — in which I have a new story coming out this year? Jack refers to Dreaming in the Dark as a showcase anthology, a book intended to show off (and I’m using Jack’s words here) the diamond sharp results…… Continue reading Dreaming in the Dark: Gorgeous cover, gorgeous review!
I just got back from a fantastic weekend up in Brisbane for GenreCon 2015. Organised by the Queensland Writers Centre, hosted at the State Library of Queensland, and run by some excellent writerly ninjas (including Peter M Ball, who ran a tight ship all weekend with the help of super-friendly volunteers and staff of the…… Continue reading The Joy that was GenreCon 2015
Right, so, I meant to post about this last week but, well, you know how it goes. Time passes. No posts. Lo and behold, here we are. At any rate, I’m stoked to finally be able to announce that I’ve got a new bizarro ghost story in this anthology, which, if the awesome-creepy cover and…… Continue reading Blurring the Line: Cover and Contents!
So happy to be able to announce that ‘Vox’ has been selected for the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2014 — to be published in late October this year. The contents were released today, and here they are in alphabetical order: Alan Baxter, “Shadows of the Lonely Dead” [Suspended in Dusk] James Bradley, “The…… Continue reading Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014
On the weekend, I got news about the next two Postscripts anthologies — they’re on their way, and have fantastic line-ups! I’m delighted to have a story in each of them, and love both of these stories for different reasons, but think it’s especially cool that Postscripts 32/33 has such a strong Australian contingent…… Continue reading POSTSCRIPTS #32/33 & #34/35: Two volumes, two stories!
Finally, I can announce that I’ve got TWO stories in the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene. HOORAY!! It’s wonderful to see so many great authors in the ToC, which has just been released today: Joanne Anderton, “Tied To The Waste”, Tales Of Talisman R.J.Astruc, “The Cook…… Continue reading Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012
For the past week, Alan Baxter has been posting an excellent bunch of interviews on his website, in a series he’s calling “The Ongoing Angst of Successful Writers”. So far he’s interviewed Kaaron Warren, Angela Slatter, Joanne Anderton and Trudi Canavan (and there’s still Margo Lanagan to come!) Yesterday it was my turn to answer…… Continue reading On Angst and Fear and Envy…
The holiday season was fun, festive, and frantic — so I’ve been remiss in mentioning a few new exciting happenings over the past couple of weeks! Before Christmas, Azra Alagic did a great interview with Angela about the process of collaboration and Midnight and Moonshine. In this interview, Azra asks some really interesting questions and…… Continue reading A Miscellany of Links, New and Old
So exciting! Ellen Datlow has just published the full list of Honorable Mentions for Best Horror of the Year, Vol 4 — and she gives the nod to SIX of my stories! Hannett, L. L. “Gutted,” Shimmer 13. Hannett, Lisa L. “Carousel,” Bluegrass Symphony. Hannett, Lisa L. “From the Teeth of Strange Children,” Bluegrass Symphony.…… Continue reading Six stories on Ellen Datlow’s Year’s Best Honorable Mentions List!