Monthly Archives: April 2011


My Significant Other, not content with re-designing this site, then designed some business cards for me. He is, in short, awesome-di-awesome.

There are eight different ones, each with a line from some of my stories. Read more…

The Wondering Drive-by: Sharon M. Johnston

Sharon M. Johnston is one of Australia’s new voices. She’s a talented YA author and active blogger over at She has just been short-listed in the Australian Literature Review’s YA Short Story Competition with her tale KARMA: Keep an eye out for her work!
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Dear Hotel

Dear Crowne Plaza Perth,

I have stayed many times in your sister hotel in Melbourne and, right up until a few hours ago, I was enjoying staying with you.

Imagine, if you will, my surprise to find my credit card – which I ensured was paid off before I left Brisneyland – was being declined this morning when I attempted to purchase
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And Hello Pittsburgh!

The short film, Sisters, has been selected for the Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival!!

The festival will e run at the Monroeville Convention Center this June 3rd, 4th, and 5th June – so if you’re in Pittsburgh with time on your hands and a need to be afraid, be very afraid, head on over!

The Lakeside Drive-by: Christopher Green

I knew of Christopher Green via my write club buddy Peter M. Ball. Chris was a fellow Clarion South graduate (2007 iteration), but I didn’t read anything of his until ‘Lakeside’. We both had stories in Jack Dann’s Dreaming Again and Chris’s story was the first
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Reading and loving …

… The Razor Gate by Sean Cregan.

It’s another one of the books in the mail (thank you, Headline) and it’s awesome. Tightly plotted, fast paced, engaging, a tale of a new kind of serial killer meeting nanotechnology. I see a piece of promo on t’internetz calls
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Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror anthology – ToC

Oh my, the cover is so gorgeous I feel quite weak at the knees!

Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, the eds, have done a fabulous job and the ToC is really rather swoonworthy!

RJ Astruc: “Johnny and Babushka”
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Australian Shadows Awards 2011

The 2011 Australian Shadows Awards winners have been announced and I’m extremely happy to say that the Duchess of Darkness, Kirstyn McDermott, has won the short fiction category for her story ‘She Said’.

Bob Franklin took out the long fiction category for Under Stones, his debut collection and Macabre was the edited publication winner for Angela Challis and Marty Young.

Ze official announcement
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World Fantasy Convention 2013

There will be a World Fantasy Convention in 2013. It will be in Brighton.

I will be going.

See you there.

Sure, November in Britain at the seaside isn’t everyone’s cup of tea … but that’s what warm, toasty, beer-filled bars are
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The Postscripts Drive-by: Nick Gevers

Nick Gevers is an influential man in the field of speculative fiction, being both
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