Norma K Hemming Award Shortlist

Cool news! I just found out that Bluegrass Symphony has been shortlisted for the 2012 Norma K Hemming Award for race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in Australian speculative fiction. I’m gobsmacked! What an incredible honour to be included on this awesome shortlist: Black Glass by Meg Mundell (Scribe) Bluegrass Symphony by Lisa L Hannett (Ticonderoga…… Continue reading Norma K Hemming Award Shortlist

Tuesday Therapy: Taking Five Unrealistic Steps

You’d think most speculative fiction writers would have a handle on being unrealistic… After all, we spend as much time as possible inventing things, living in imagined worlds, and bringing impossible situations and characters to life on the page. But when it comes to framing our personal goals and trying to reach for our dreams,…… Continue reading Tuesday Therapy: Taking Five Unrealistic Steps

Two Kims, Two Sets of Great Advice

Kim the First: The prolific Kim Wilkins offers six excellent tips over at Ian Irvine’s website — especially handy for new novelists, but as Ian points out they are worth revisiting whether you’ve written two or twenty books… Kim the Second: And this afternoon on her website, Kim Falconer encouraged new writers to go for…… Continue reading Two Kims, Two Sets of Great Advice

Readings at Worldcon

Worldcon starts today and oh how I wish I was there! But thanks to the fantastic vocal stylings of Bob Kuhn, one of my stories gets to hobnob with the cool kids in Reno even though I’ll be here in rainy Adelaide! A few weeks ago, the wonderful Mary Victoria (author of Tymon’s Flight Samiha’s…… Continue reading Readings at Worldcon