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!
It’s heeeeeeeere!!! My book is really real and really here!! Hooray!!! 🥳🥂✨ Somehow it doesn’t quite seem real until you’ve got a hard copy of the book in your hands (or, in this case, a lovely stack of author copies delivered to your doorstep). So now that I’ve held it and smiled a lot and…… Continue reading Here’s a thing that’s now real
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!
The countdown is on for the release of Songs for Dark Seasons! This part of the process is always anxciting: waiting for the book to be a real thing in the world while, at the same time, reviewers have ARCs and some lovely folks are starting to talk about it… Here are some beautiful blurbs…… Continue reading Praise for SONGS FOR DARK SEASONS
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!
GOOD NEWS, EVERYBODY! The wonderful folks at Ticonderoga will be publishing my collection — which was previously known as LITTLE DIGS, but now, with its new lease on life, is forevermore to be known as SONGS FOR DARK SEASONS — in April this year!! HOORAY!!! Cover art to come (this pic is from an…… Continue reading Good News, Everybody!
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
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
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
So excited to announce a new online workshop I’ve developed for Kill Your Darlings magazine: Writing Speculative Short Stories is now live! And, for a limited time, it’s being offered at a introductory discounted price! Huzzah! This workshop highlights some essential elements of speculative fiction. Whether you’re absolutely new to the genre, or you already…… Continue reading Writing Speculative Short Stories: A New Workshop!