You’d think, as a writer, I’d have a full stock of words upon which to draw at any given moment. Phrases prepared for, you know, speaking to other word-based life forms. Quips and witticisms locked and loaded, ready for quick-shot commentary. Words are my business. I’ve spent years thinking about them, reading them, turning them…… Continue reading Aurealis Weekend: In which Awards were won!
How to explain that a really rather nasty story sprang from watching a really adorable documentary? Angela loves badgers. Angela thinks they’re adorable. Angela might be slightly obsessed with them − to the point where she made Lisa sit down and watch the aforementioned documentary, Badgers − Secrets of the Sett. Lisa also enjoyed the documentary (or said she…… Continue reading The Female Factory: ‘Baggage’
Happy New Year, all! Hope you’ve had a safe and happy holiday season! Mine kicked off with an excellent interview with Seán Wright for Galactic Chat, in which we chat — amongst other things — about my forthcoming novel, Lament For the Afterlife (which is being published by CZP this year!), lush and poetic writing,…… Continue reading Galactic Chat 62: In Which I Reply to Most Excellent Questions
This just in! (Well, “just” as in, announced yesterday. Just-ish.) Ahem. From the Twelfth Planet Press website: To celebrate the forthcoming release of The Female Factory by the award winning duo Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter, we’re giving away the ebook version with every preorder of the paperback for the whole of December. Simply…… Continue reading Free e-book with every pre-order of The Female Factory
…you can now read an excerpt from ‘Vox’, the first story in our ‘Twelve Planets’ collection, The Female Factory. Head on over here to read the snippet! Children are a commodity few women can afford. Hopeful mothers-to-be try everything. Fertility clinics. Pills. Wombs for hire. Babies are no longer made in bedrooms, but engineered in…… Continue reading Over at Tor.com…
When Alisa approached us about doing one of the Twelve Planets, we readily agreed. Then, having sprung her trap, she added “But make it more science fictiony.” Cue Mo Szyslak from The Simpsons … “Whaaaaaa?” Undeterred, and a little heavy of heart, we two dark fantasy and horror girls trundled away dragging our feet. We…… Continue reading The Female Factory: ‘Vox’
Twelfth Planet Press has revealed the cover Amanda Rainey designed for The Female Factory, Volume 11 in the ‘Twelve Planets’ series — co-written by Angela Slatter and moi! The collection is due out this year (hooray!) and can be pre-ordered in various formats here. It was great fun working on a suite of science fiction…… Continue reading The Female Factory cover reveal!
It’s that time of year again, when the days are growing longer and hotter (though my Canadian instincts tell me they should be getting shorter and colder) and I’ve baked enough caramel and truffles to know that the Christmas holidays are here. 2013 has been a busy year, hence the complete falling away of updates…… Continue reading 2013: The year that was…
Exciting news: today, Twelfth Planet Press announced the forthcoming publication of Baggage, a book I’m co-writing with Angela Slatter, which will be the final volume in TPP’s excellent series of short story collections, the Twelve Planets. What Are the Twelve Planets? The Twelve Planets are twelve boutique collections by some of Australia’s finest short story…… Continue reading Planet the Twelfth!
Slackness the First: I’ve been back from Continuum for two days and have yet to post a con report. In short, the convention was brilliant. Got to Melbourne on Thursday evening, had a lovely dinner with Angela, Kirstyn and Mondy and then recorded our ‘guest appearance’ for the Writer and the Critic podcast. We had…… Continue reading I have been remiss…