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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Home Again, Home Again: Post-Natcon, Post-Retreat, Post-Brisbane Post

This is probably the last and latest “post-Natcon” post to show its face on the interwebs — considering it’s now, what, a whole week after the convention ended? — but better late than never, I say. I had a grand time at Contact 2016, which kicked off on the Thursday evening with a completely fun…… Continue reading Home Again, Home Again: Post-Natcon, Post-Retreat, Post-Brisbane Post

Contact 2016: Where to find me at Natcon this weekend

In a few days, I’ll be heading up to Brisbane for Contact 2016, the 55th Australian National Speculative Fiction Convention, which is being held over Easter weekend. I’m super-excited but also not entirely prepared (read: not at all prepared) for the trip — I keep thinking it’s weeks and weeks away when, in fact, I’ll be…… Continue reading Contact 2016: Where to find me at Natcon this weekend

Cranky Ladies of History: Table of Contents Announced!

This morning, Fablecroft Publishing announced the table of contents for their Cranky Ladies of History anthology, and I am delighted to say that I’ve got a story in this book! My piece is set in early medieval Iceland (surprise, surprise) and tells the story of Hallgerðr Höskuldsdóttir, a very cranky lady indeed, who caused no…… Continue reading Cranky Ladies of History: Table of Contents Announced!

Tuesday Therapy: Inhabiting Your Characters’ Skin

Juliet Marillier needs little introduction, really. Since the publication of her first novel, Daughter of the Forest, in 1999 she has published over a dozen fantasy novels, which combine historical fiction, folkloric fantasy, romance and family drama. There are also strong elements of fairy tale and mythology in her stories (Wolfskin and Foxmask draw on…… Continue reading Tuesday Therapy: Inhabiting Your Characters’ Skin