At the end of November, I had an absolutely brilliant time talking with Kirstyn and Ian (aka The Writer and The Critic) about Maria Dahvana Headley’s incredible new translation of Beowulf alongside her equally incredible reimagining/retelling/revisioning of this epic story in her novel The Mere Wife. Full disclosure: I had suggested this Headley double-barrel episode…… Continue reading The Writer & The Critic … and me!
Egaeus Press produces absolutely gorgeous books, both inside and out, so I’m delighted that Mark Beech has included a new story of mine in the Bitter Distillations anthology, due out in November. The book will contain eighteen sinister and intoxicating pieces — all connected to and inspired by the theme of ‘poison’ — courtesy of Stephen…… Continue reading Coming soon: Bitter Distillations
Sooooo delighted to have ‘Deep in the Drift, Spinning’ appear in the September 10 issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies! This story goes back to the witchy seaside fisher-village world I love to visit in my fiction (it’s featured in ‘A Shot of Salt Water’, ‘Another Mouth’, ‘A Right Pretty Mate’, ‘Gutted’ — and a few…… Continue reading New story in ‘Beneath Ceaseless Skies’!
End of semester crunch-time has kept me busy, but I wanted to pop in to squee about Paula Guran’s incredible review of Songs for Dark Seasons, which appeared in Locus — and you can now read in full online here. Some highlights that precede Guran’s wonderful in-depth analysis of each story include: “All of the…… Continue reading Another brilliant review and a snapshot!
I must admit: I don’t usually read reviews of my work. Positive or negative, the reviewers’ words have a way of sticking in my head, taking up space that should be dedicated to other words — words that will eventually become characters and plots and whole new stories I can send out into the world…… Continue reading A marvellous review!
Can’t believe it’s finally April (after the longest March in history) and the end of this month will bring Songs for Dark Seasons into the world at last! And LOOOOOOK at the gorgeous cover Vince Haig has made for it! It’s perfect. Pre-ordering info is here for those of you inclined to grab a copy…… Continue reading Songs for Dark Seasons: Out Soon!
GOOD NEWS, EVERYBODY! The wonderful folks at Ticonderoga will be publishing my collection — which was previously known as LITTLE DIGS, but now, with its new lease on life, is forevermore to be known as SONGS FOR DARK SEASONS — in April this year!! HOORAY!!! Cover art to come (this pic is from an…… Continue reading Good News, Everybody!
Take a look at the pretty new hardcover edition of Bluegrass Symphony, out now! Also available for the first time in e-version (across all platforms). The gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous cover art is by Vince Haig — ooooh I love it so much! Nominated for a World Fantasy Award, Bluegrass Symphony is Lisa L. Hannett’s debut…… Continue reading Shiny new editions of BLUEGRASS SYMPHONY
Just over a month until my ‘Fantasy with a Dark Edge’ workshop happens at Writers SA! Are your daydreams filled with strange creatures, otherworldly characters, and haunting locales? Are your notebooks scribbled thick with ideas about odd magic, twisted tales, or “what ifs” that lead the imagination down weird and wonderful paths? Aimed at new…… Continue reading Fantasy with a Dark Edge workshop
Delighted to say that ‘Seeds’, the first story Angela and I wrote for Midnight and Moonshine, is getting a second outing in this gorgeous new anthology edited by Paula Guran! Mythic Journeys: Myths & Legends Retold collects classic myths and legends retold by some pretty fantastic fantasy writers like Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Charles de…… Continue reading Mythic Journeys: Myths & Legends Retold