What a weekend! I always have a blast at the Aurealis Awards, but Saturday night felt like a dream. SpecFaction NSW put on an incredible show in Sydney; the drinks flowed before and after the awards, the ceremony ran super-smoothly (Kate Forsyth in her AWESOME red leather gloves was a fantastic MC) and the vibe…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards 2012 (In Which I Smile and Squee and Lose All Words)
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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!
Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced!
The internets are abuzz this evening because the Aurealis Award Shortlists have just been announced! There are so many awesome stories on these lists, I honestly don’t know how the judges narrowed it down. And I’m so stoked to see my work nominated in two categories: Best Collection (for Bluegrass Symphony) and Best Horror Short…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced!
The Week That Was: In Pictures and Words
It’s fair to say that I’ve been a hermit since the Year of the Grant began. January and February have flown by in a whirl of words, chapters, stories… and very little else. Sure, I’ve emerged from the oubliette once or twice — for provisions, say, or to reassure my friends that I’m still alive…… Continue reading The Week That Was: In Pictures and Words
Tuesday Therapy: Letting Ideas Cook
A few years ago, I was lucky enough to have Margo Lanagan as a tutor at Clarion South. Rumours of Margo’s famous “words not to use” list were proven true (the list included things like ‘crystalline’ and ‘iridescent’, and now I can’t see either of these words without thinking of Margo) and her passion for…… Continue reading Tuesday Therapy: Letting Ideas Cook
Starving — err, I mean feeding — my book addiction
Getting this ArtsSA grant has been fantastic for my writing — it has given me the means to take several precious months off work to write The Familiar. But no one ever said that writing was a lucrative business, and being a “writer on a grant” reminds me of my really frugal scholarship days… (Which,…… Continue reading Starving — err, I mean feeding — my book addiction
Aussie Author Month! Or, What DIMIA *should* have asked…
Last year, as many of you know, I became an Australian citizen. For five years I had to jump through all of Immigration’s hoops in order to prove I was fit to stay here: criminal background checks, character checks, interviews, blood tests, chest x-rays, mugshots… You name it. They’ve got copies of my mail, family…… Continue reading Aussie Author Month! Or, What DIMIA *should* have asked…
Lists of Excitement!
So it’s been a pretty busy couple of days for Aussie authors on heavy-hitting lists, namely the Stoker Preliminary Ballot and the Locus Recommended Reading list for 2010. Sure, you could instantly clickity-click on the links I’ve just provided to see the lists in full — but before you do why don’t we give three cheers to…… Continue reading Lists of Excitement!
Twelve Planets (and we wants them all, precioussss)
Exciting news from the Twelfth Planet Press website: Margo Lanagan, Lucy Sussex, Rosaleen Love, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Deborah Biancotti, Kaaron Warren, Cat Sparks, Sue Isle, Kirstyn McDermott, Narrelle M Harris, Thoraiya Dyer, and Stephanie Campisi have been announced as the lineup for the Twelve Planets project! I’m a great fan of many of these authors,…… Continue reading Twelve Planets (and we wants them all, precioussss)
Totally worth walking 45 minutes to/from the post office in 32 degree heat — my contributor’s copies are here! Woo hoo!