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

First week, first story, first review!

‘Little Digs’ is the third story I’ve been lucky enough to have published in The Dark magazine, and it’s now the third story Charles Payseur has reviewed over at Quick Sip Reviews. Once again, I’m both impressed by and grateful for the way he engages with short fiction: although brief (these are, after all, quick sips)…… Continue reading First week, first story, first review!

New year, new story!

What better way to start 2017 than with a brand new story? ‘Little Digs’ is a piece that returns to the world of Bluegrass Symphony, and it appears in the first issue of The Dark for this year, co-edited by Sean Wallace and Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Delighted to see it share an issue with stories by…… Continue reading New year, new story!

PodCastle 441: A Shot of Salt Water!

This month, PodCastle is featuring stories that appeared on the Aurealis Awards shortlist for ‘Best Fantasy Short Story’ earlier this year, and I’m absolutely delighted to have ‘A Shot of Salt Water’ (which first appeared in The Dark) included in this feature. Not only is this my very first appearance on PodCastle, which is super-cool, but…… Continue reading PodCastle 441: A Shot of Salt Water!

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’

Here’s Looking at You, 2015

Gazing back at 2015, I feel a bit like Scuttle in The Little Mermaid, flipping the telescope to look through both ends. What is near weirdly seems so far off and then — bam! — what was well away in the distance is brought instantly close. All of a sudden it’s New Year’s Eve, the…… Continue reading Here’s Looking at You, 2015

A Quick Sip Review that gets it all.

I mean, sure, you’ve got to like your own story enough to send it out for publication — right? But some stories are fun and frivolous and wonderful because of that; others mean stuff to you. They’re scarier that way. Some stories open you up and steal a bit of your heart as they go…… Continue reading A Quick Sip Review that gets it all.

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!

A.C. Wise’s “Women to Read” June 2015 edition

Over at SF Signal, A.C. Wise has posted the latest in her series of essays on “Women to Read!” — and this month, she focuses on “stories designed to sit uncomfortably, twist against expectations, offer truths that won’t stay put, narratives that can’t be trusted, and characters who refuse to hold their shapes.” Alongside discussions of…… Continue reading A.C. Wise’s “Women to Read” June 2015 edition