Aurealis Awards 2016: In which ‘A Right Pretty Mate’ is nominated!

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!

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Dreaming in the Dark: Gorgeous cover, gorgeous review!

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!

Aurealis Awards 2012 (In Which I Smile and Squee and Lose All Words)

What a weekend! I always have a blast at the Aurealis Awards, but Saturday night felt like a dream. SpecFaction NSW put on an incredible show in Sydney; the drinks flowed before and after the awards, the ceremony ran super-smoothly (Kate Forsyth in her AWESOME red leather gloves was a fantastic MC) and the vibe…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards 2012 (In Which I Smile and Squee and Lose All Words)

Tuesday Therapy: A Few Keys to the Kingdom

Before reading this week’s Tuesday Therapy session, wander over to Jack Dann’s website and have a gander at his publications pages. Here, I’ll make it easy: clickity-click here and here. Gobsmacking, isn’t it? Over the past four decades, Jack Dann has edited or written over seventy-five books, including the international bestseller, The Memory Cathedral, the…… Continue reading Tuesday Therapy: A Few Keys to the Kingdom

Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced!

The internets are abuzz this evening because the Aurealis Award Shortlists have just been announced! There are so many awesome stories on these lists, I honestly don’t know how the judges narrowed it down. And I’m so stoked to see my work nominated in two categories: Best Collection (for Bluegrass Symphony) and Best Horror Short…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced!

Aussie Author Month! Or, What DIMIA *should* have asked…

Last year, as many of you know, I became an Australian citizen. For five years I had to jump through all of Immigration’s hoops in order to prove I was fit to stay here: criminal background checks, character checks, interviews, blood tests, chest x-rays, mugshots… You name it. They’ve got copies of my mail, family…… Continue reading Aussie Author Month! Or, What DIMIA *should* have asked…