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

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Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, Vol 2

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

Here’s looking at you, 2011

Last day of the year… so like many of you I’m feeling the urge to commit a bit of retrospective bloggery. 2011 sucked. Then it was awesome. Then it sucked again. Then it got better than ever… And so on. This was the rollercoaster year to beat all others, and it often felt like I…… Continue reading Here’s looking at you, 2011

Tuesday Therapy: The Nagging Call of Ambition

Today’s therapy session is brought to you by Lee Battersby, one of Angry Robot’s Open Door success stories. Context: 980 novels were submitted to Angry Robot’s “Open Door Month” back in March, and out of this lot only 3 authors were chosen for publication… and Lee was one of them. He’s signed on for two…… Continue reading Tuesday Therapy: The Nagging Call of Ambition

A carrot or two about writing as capital ‘A’ Art…

A while ago, Lee Battersby emailed to say he was running a series of posts about Art over at the Battersblog, and asked me to contribute to the Treacherous Carrot discussion. And, lo. Contribute I did. Art and beauty and writing — I could’ve talked about this topic for ages… In February 1880, William Morris…… Continue reading A carrot or two about writing as capital ‘A’ Art…