Coming soon: Bitter Distillations

Egaeus Press produces absolutely gorgeous books, both inside and out, so I’m delighted that Mark Beech has included a new story of mine in the Bitter Distillations anthology, due out in November. The book will contain eighteen sinister and intoxicating pieces — all connected to and inspired by the theme of ‘poison’ — courtesy of Stephen…… Continue reading Coming soon: Bitter Distillations

Cover reveal! Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2018

A little while ago, Paula Guran announced the table of contents for the Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2018 anthology that she has edited for Prime Books and I’m so stoked that she has included my story ‘Little Digs’, which originally appeared in The Dark and is also the titular story of my forthcoming…… Continue reading Cover reveal! Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2018

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

Murder Ballads: now available for pre-order!

GOSH, this book is pretty. Murder Ballads is a lithographically printed, limited edition, sewn hardback with colour endpapers (!!!), and if the presentation isn’t enough to entice you into racing over to the Egaeus Press site and pre-ordering it on the spot, then allow me to tantalise you further: A collection of seventeen dark tales…… Continue reading Murder Ballads: now available for pre-order!

Locus Recommends ‘A Shot of Salt Water’

A few days after the announcement, but still worth noting: ‘A Shot of Salt Water’ has appeared on Locus’ Recommended Reading List for 2015, alongside some brilliant works by brilliant authors who I feel lucky to rub virtual elbows with. And this news came hot on the heels of another bit of excitement: Paula Guran…… Continue reading Locus Recommends ‘A Shot of Salt Water’

Story sale!

Image: Erica Loustau

So happy to announce that my latest short story, ‘The Canary’, has found a home in the November issue of The Dark. According to Sean Wallace, I’ll share a table of contents with one of my favourite Australian short story writers, Kirstyn McDermott, along with Megan Arkenberg, and Michael Wehunt. So cool! (Btw: this image…… Continue reading Story sale!

The Friday of Satisfaction

My PhD-writing alter ego has had a very satisfying day. I had a great meeting with my supervisor this morning (after a meeting last week that threw me into existential angst, after which I ended up questioning the purpose of writing a PhD — not for the first time, and certainly not for the last). In this morning’s…… Continue reading The Friday of Satisfaction