Another brilliant review and a snapshot!

End of semester crunch-time has kept me busy, but I wanted to pop in to squee about Paula Guran’s incredible review of Songs for Dark Seasons, which appeared in Locus — and you can now read in full online here. Some highlights that precede Guran’s wonderful in-depth analysis of each story include: “All of the…… Continue reading Another brilliant review and a snapshot!

Advertisement

A marvellous review!

I must admit: I don’t usually read reviews of my work. Positive or negative, the reviewers’ words have a way of sticking in my head, taking up space that should be dedicated to other words — words that will eventually become characters and plots and whole new stories I can send out into the world…… Continue reading A marvellous review!

Body Shocks anthology

I can't find an image that perfectly relates to the weird world of my story, but this still from the 'Demimonde' cabaret captures the dark vibe of the story...

So excited to share the news that Ellen Datlow has selected my story, ‘Sweet Subtleties’, to reprint in her forthcoming anthology Body Shocks (a book of body horror; currently scheduled for October 2021). More details as I get them, but for now, here’s the incredible table of contents. It is beyond cool to see my…… Continue reading Body Shocks anthology

Songs for Dark Seasons: Out Soon!

Can’t believe it’s finally April (after the longest March in history) and the end of this month will bring Songs for Dark Seasons into the world at last! And LOOOOOOK at the gorgeous cover Vince Haig has made for it! It’s perfect. Pre-ordering info is here for those of you inclined to grab a copy…… Continue reading Songs for Dark Seasons: Out Soon!

Shiny new editions of BLUEGRASS SYMPHONY

Take a look at the pretty new hardcover edition of Bluegrass Symphony, out now! Also available for the first time in e-version (across all platforms). The gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous cover art is by Vince Haig — ooooh I love it so much! Nominated for a World Fantasy Award, Bluegrass Symphony is Lisa L. Hannett’s debut…… Continue reading Shiny new editions of BLUEGRASS SYMPHONY

Fantasy with a Dark Edge workshop

Image by Hamza Luca

Just over a month until my ‘Fantasy with a Dark Edge’ workshop happens at Writers SA! Are your daydreams filled with strange creatures, otherworldly characters, and haunting locales? Are your notebooks scribbled thick with ideas about odd magic, twisted tales, or “what ifs” that lead the imagination down weird and wonderful paths? Aimed at new…… Continue reading Fantasy with a Dark Edge workshop

Mythic Journeys: Myths & Legends Retold

Delighted to say that ‘Seeds’, the first story Angela and I wrote for Midnight and Moonshine, is getting a second outing in this gorgeous new anthology edited by Paula Guran! Mythic Journeys: Myths & Legends Retold collects classic myths and legends retold by some pretty fantastic fantasy writers like Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Charles de…… Continue reading Mythic Journeys: Myths & Legends Retold

Australian Shadows Awards: With Bonus! Shirley Jackson Awards

Last week, the shortlists for this year’s Australian Shadows Awards were announced, and I’m delighted to see that my story ‘Outside, A Drifter’ is on the list for best short fiction! What’s even cooler, though, is that my work is in such great company — including excellent writers like Margo Lanagan, Kaaron Warren, and my…… Continue reading Australian Shadows Awards: With Bonus! Shirley Jackson Awards

Aurealis Awards Finalist: Best Horror Short Story!

I had such a wonderful surprise this morning when my lovely friend Margot texted to congratulate me on being shortlisted for an Aurealis Award this year — that was the BEST way to find out that ‘Outside, A Drifter’ is nominated for Best Horror Short Story!! So cool! This story first appeared in Looming Low, edited…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards Finalist: Best Horror Short Story!

Australian Short Story Festival starts tomorrow!

This year’s Australian Short Story Festival is being held here in Adelaide, and it’s a great pleasure to be participating in the program (which you can access in full here). The festival starts tomorrow and runs through the weekend; you can catch me chatting about speculative fiction with Sean Williams and Helen Dinmore on Saturday…… Continue reading Australian Short Story Festival starts tomorrow!