2012: So good, I seriously hope I haven’t peaked.

There’s been a Pinterest image going around on Facebook lately, which shows a Mason jar filled with folded scraps of paper — and I think it came from this website originally. At any rate, the picture, and concept, has gone viral. It goes by various names: ‘jar of memories’, ‘jar of good thoughts’, ‘jar of…… Continue reading 2012: So good, I seriously hope I haven’t peaked.

Mega-Catchup Post, Part One: WFC

Travel, writing, marking essays, launching Midnight and Moonshine, editing, applying for jobs… Any and all of these things explain my general lack of updatery lately. That’s no excuse, you say? True. True. So I shall endeavour to fill you all in on the events of the past month in a short series of Mega-Catchup Posts…… Continue reading Mega-Catchup Post, Part One: WFC

My World Fantasy schedule

The con starts tomorrow (yay!) so I guess it’s high time I post my schedule: Thursday, November 1 — I’m doing a reading in the Aurora room at 3.30 Sunday, November 4 — From 12.30 onwards I’ll be banqueting and celebrating the World Fantasy Award winners. In between — I’ll be going to as many…… Continue reading My World Fantasy schedule

Excitement upon Excitement…

Wonderful review of Midnight and Moonshine and then, five minutes later, it magically* appeared as a REAL BOOK on my doorstep! Along with my gorgeous hardcover of The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011, which has my story ‘Miss Tapekwa County’ in its impressive table of contents! Squeeeeeee! Also, since nobody ever gets to…… Continue reading Excitement upon Excitement…

Interzone reviews Bluegrass Symphony!

In the most recent issue of Interzone, Peter Tennant offers a seriously squeeeee-worthy review of Bluegrass Symphony! It is a long and considered review, which starts off with wonderful comments like “[the collection] should appeal to readers of both fantasy and horror, with originality as a key note throughout”, and continues in the same vein…… Continue reading Interzone reviews Bluegrass Symphony!

Books: Always Better in Bundles

To celebrate the lead-up to our November release of Midnight and Moonshine, Ticonderoga has a limited offer on Books Written by the Brains. Head on over to indiebooksonline and you will find a deal for the paperback editions of Midnight and Moonshine, Angela’s Aurealis Award-winning The Girl With No Hands, and my Aurealis Award-winning and…… Continue reading Books: Always Better in Bundles


Woke up this morning to the most exciting news EVER! The World Fantasy Award ballot was announced last night, and Bluegrass Symphony is nominated for Best Collection!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I’m on the list with amazing people like Robert Shearman, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Ellen Datlow, Karen Joy Fowler, Catherynne Valente, Brett Savory and…… Continue reading OMG OMG OMG OMG!!

Tales to Terrify!

So delighted that two of my stories are going to appear on the Tales to Terrify podcast! ‘Down the Hollow’ and ‘The Short Go: A Future in Eight Seconds’ (both from Bluegrass Symphony) are going to be given voice by a Southern gent. So cool! I can’t wait to hear what they sound like read…… Continue reading Tales to Terrify!

Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing

A break in the mad-dash-to-finish-Midnight-and-Moonshine radio silence to share some awesome news I’ve been sitting on for a couple of weeks, and can now finally reveal. I am totally over the moon that ‘Fur and Feathers’ (from Bluegrass Symphony) has been included in the incredible Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, edited by Sandra Kasturi…… Continue reading Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing

Australian Shadows Awards 2011

The Australian Shadows Awards shortlists and winners have just been announced! I’m delighted that Bluegrass Symphony got an Honourable Mention for ‘Best Collection’ and my novella ‘From the Teeth of Strange Children’ got a nod as well! So cool to be mentioned alongside such excellent authors. Huge congratulations to all the winners and Honourable Mentions!…… Continue reading Australian Shadows Awards 2011