Mega-Catchup Post, Part Three: Launches!

Midnight and Moonshine is now well and truly out in the wild! On November 30th, we had the World Launch up in Brisbane, at Avid Reader. The evening was sultry, the wine flowing, the bookshop filled with lovely, smiling, book-buying folks. Thanks, everyone, for coming! A very special thanks to Kate Eltham for her unbelievable…… Continue reading Mega-Catchup Post, Part Three: Launches!

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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!

Tuesday Therapy: Writing with Heart (and Fingers)

It’s that time of year again: when the table of contents for many Year’s Best anthologies are being announced; recommended reading lists are being printed; awards nominations are being bandied around the internetz; shortlists are being compiled and broadcast all over the world in acknowledgement of writing published in 2011. Yes, it’s awards season. Bearing…… Continue reading Tuesday Therapy: Writing with Heart (and Fingers)

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…

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…