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
Recently, Stephanie Gunn interviewed me as part of the massive enterprise that is the 2014 series of ‘Snapshots’ taken of Australian speculative fiction — and the interview has gone live! Stephanie asked me some excellent questions about collaborating on short stories, the state of spec-fic awards in Australia, future writing projects, and a bunch of…… Continue reading Snapshot 2014
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
My latest column is up over at This Is Horror! This month, I make a plea on behalf of some of the more neglected night creatures in fiction… Here’s a snippet from the opening: It’s not that I hate vampires and zombies. Like many fans of dark fiction, I was once seduced by Bram Stoker’s…… Continue reading This Is Horror: On Behalf of Neglected Night Creatures
Midnight and Moonshine is now well and truly out in the wild! On November 30th, we had the World Launch up in Brisbane, at Avid Reader. The evening was sultry, the wine flowing, the bookshop filled with lovely, smiling, book-buying folks. Thanks, everyone, for coming! A very special thanks to Kate Eltham for her unbelievable…… Continue reading Mega-Catchup Post, Part Three: Launches!
We had a fantastic World Launch of Midnight and Moonshine up in Brisbane at the end of November (post and pics to come!) and now it’s nearly time for the Otherworld Launch here in Adelaide! The otherworld launch will take place in Adelaide on Friday, December 14, 2012. Where? SA Writers’ Centre 2nd floor, 187…… Continue reading Adelaide launch of Midnight and Moonshine
Jason Nahrung has written an incredible review of Midnight and Moonshine over at ASiF — I love Jason’s reviews because they are always so insightful, considered, and enticing! Here’s a snippet: “The pedigree of Midnight and Moonshine was promising from the outset, right down to the cover design. Artist Kathleen Jennings was nominated this year…… Continue reading Wonderful review in ASiF
Angela and I are having not one, but two launches for Midnight and Moonshine! Huzzah! There are two Brains behind the project so we thought, why not double the celebrations? Many of you are probably shaking your heads right now, thinking, Any excuse for the Brains to concoct devilish plans… Ahem. Well. Announcing the Brains’…… Continue reading Two Brains, Two Launches!
The Continuum 8 program is up, and I’m delighted to be part of some awesome panels and reading sessions. If you’re in Melbourne for the long weekend and are up for some Natcon excitement, swing past the Rydges on Swanston — Friday’s admission is a mere gold coin donation! Bargain! In case any of you…… Continue reading Continuum 8 Program
Hooray! SO happy to see ‘Forever, Miss Tapekwa County’ on this awesome ToC! And the cover art for this volume is so pretty!!! Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have compiled 32 fantastic stories and poems first published in 2011, from New Zealand’s and Australia’s finest writers. The contents are Peter M Ball “Briar Day” (Moonlight…… Continue reading Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, Vol 2