I had such a wonderful surprise this morning when my lovely friend Margot texted to congratulate me on being shortlisted for an Aurealis Award this year — that was the BEST way to find out that ‘Outside, A Drifter’ is nominated for Best Horror Short Story!! So cool! This story first appeared in Looming Low, edited…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards Finalist: Best Horror Short Story!
Contracts are signed and I’ve been given the go-ahead to announce—and SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE—that I’ve sold my new collection of short stories to ChiZine Publications!! It’s called LITTLE DIGS and it’s slated to come out in 2019. I AM SO EXCITED YOU GUYS!!!!! WHAT AN AWESOME CHRISTMAS GIFT!!!! ChiZine publishes the most beautiful and dark and fascinating…… Continue reading In which I dance the dance of joy…
A little while ago, the cool folks over at This Is Horror asked me to say a few words on their podcast about the best writing advice I’d received (or heard or read) thus far in my career, and I was more than happy to oblige. Episode 109 has contributions from Stephen Graham Jones, Mercedes…… Continue reading This is Horror: Best Writing Advice
A few days after the announcement, but still worth noting: ‘A Shot of Salt Water’ has appeared on Locus’ Recommended Reading List for 2015, alongside some brilliant works by brilliant authors who I feel lucky to rub virtual elbows with. And this news came hot on the heels of another bit of excitement: Paula Guran…… Continue reading Locus Recommends ‘A Shot of Salt Water’
Woke this morning to see that the November issue of The Dark has just been released into the wild! I’m so delighted to see ‘The Canary’ in the virtual pages of this latest edition. Not just because this was one of those stories that spilled onto the page almost exactly as it appears now (I…… Continue reading New story! ‘The Canary’ in THE DARK
Mark Morris and Spectral Press have announced the awesome table of contents for the 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories, which is due to be launched at this year’s FantasyCon in October. I am so stoked to have a story included in this volume alongside some truly excellent horror writers. (Also, check out that creepy cover!…… Continue reading Spectral Book of Horror Stories II: ToC Announced!
Over at SF Signal, A.C. Wise has posted the latest in her series of essays on “Women to Read!” — and this month, she focuses on “stories designed to sit uncomfortably, twist against expectations, offer truths that won’t stay put, narratives that can’t be trusted, and characters who refuse to hold their shapes.” Alongside discussions of…… Continue reading A.C. Wise’s “Women to Read” June 2015 edition
Look what just arrived in the post! My contributor copy of Shadows Edge, which includes a ToC of most excellent writers of weird and/or horrific tales: Prologue: The Nineteenth Step Echoland by Joel Lane The Penury by Michael Cisco Tinder Row by Richard Gavin The Falling Dark by Daniel Mills The Old Church by Gary…… Continue reading Shadows Edge
This year, I’ve joined the team at This Is Horror with my new monthly column, Southern Dark. The first piece, ‘Wide Open Fear: Australian Horror and Gothic Fiction’ has just gone live! I’m looking forward to ruminating on All Things Horror over the coming months — and hope you enjoy sharing the experience. Here’s a taster…… Continue reading New in 2013…
Artwork, horror stories, the reading experience — these are all aspects of creativity that I think about a lot, and generally adore. So it’s a great pleasure to have Harry Markov stop by on his blog tour to talk about these very things! Along with Lawrence Santoro and Tony C. Smith, Harry has edited the…… Continue reading Horror Visuals and Their Place in Fiction