Australian Women Writers of Outstanding Horror and Dark Fantasy: A Not Quite Top Ten

In this month’s column for This Is Horror, I showcase nine of Australia’s best women writers of horror and dark fiction. So much amazing writing happening in Australian speculative fiction, in short stories and longer works alike. I could’ve gone on for ages, but I think the post would’ve buckled under the weight of all…… Continue reading Australian Women Writers of Outstanding Horror and Dark Fantasy: A Not Quite Top Ten

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Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012

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

One Small Step: An Anthology of Discoveries

FableCroft has just offered the first glimpse of the table of contents for their new anthology, One Small Step (edited by Tehani Wessely), and I’m delighted that our story is among such fine company! “Sand and Seawater” by Joanne Anderton & Rabia Gale “Indigo Gold” by Deborah Biancotti “Firefly Epilogue” by Jodi Cleghorn “The Ways…… Continue reading One Small Step: An Anthology of Discoveries

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

Six stories on Ellen Datlow’s Year’s Best Honorable Mentions List!

So exciting! Ellen Datlow has just published the full list of Honorable Mentions for Best Horror of the Year, Vol 4 — and she gives the nod to SIX of my stories! Hannett, L. L. “Gutted,” Shimmer 13. Hannett, Lisa L. “Carousel,” Bluegrass Symphony. Hannett, Lisa L. “From the Teeth of Strange Children,” Bluegrass Symphony.…… Continue reading Six stories on Ellen Datlow’s Year’s Best Honorable Mentions List!

Writing Habits, Or How Lisa is Addicted to Her Diary

In other news, Nicole Murphy is running a fantastic series of interviews on her website, in which she has asked a slew of authors about their writing habits and processes. There have already been such a wonderful responses, from the likes of Sean Williams, Angela Slatter, Joanne Anderton, Kate Forsyth, Justina Robson — and so…… Continue reading Writing Habits, Or How Lisa is Addicted to Her Diary

Tuesday Therapy: On Disconnecting

I am so delighted that Joanne Anderton has joined us this week for Tuesday Therapy. Her first novel, Debris, was one of the most enjoyable books I read in 2011 — the type of book that makes you wish, for once, that your bus ride to work was longer because you just don’t want to…… Continue reading Tuesday Therapy: On Disconnecting

An Introduction to Australian Horror

In honour of Australia Day, I was asked to write an article about Australian horror for This Is Horror in the UK — and it’s now up! The article surveys some of the standout horror published in the past two years by Australian independent presses: so much to talk about, so much incredible talent! Australia…… Continue reading An Introduction to Australian Horror