Monthly Archives: May 2011
… or ramalamadingdong … or something …
Hey, look over there! An online writing course taught by Lee Battersby via the Australian Writer’s Marketplace Online Learning Centre, under the auspices of QWC. More specifically, Sci-fi short story writing over 6 weeks at a cost of $150. Can’t get fairer than that.
More details? I’m so pleased you asked – go here.
Just saw the galleys for The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011, edited by Paula Guran and I couldn’t help but give a squeeeeee of excitement. Why, yes, it did scare some (okay, all) of my colleagues.
But it looks so awesome and I read over the beginnings of a few of the stories – Norman Partridge’s Lesser Demons OMG,
… about The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales *blush*.
Thanks, Ms Sarah. 🙂
Saturday began with the words from the Significant Other: ‘I’ve never been to Ikea, so let’s go to Ikea. I feel like doing coupley things.’
I had been to Ikea, but it was four years or so ago
Two of my sister’s best friends, Sharon and her husband Alan, have just returned from summitting Mt Everestt – because it’s just not cold enough in Brisbane, apparently!
Sharon is a breast cancer survivor and one of the gutsiest people I know.
Here’s her latest journal entry, about the climb.
Ahem. Why, yes, it is the book that won this year’s Aurealis Award for Best Collection.
Huzzah for downloading bookish thingies to
Michael Connelly is in town and he’s talking to Dr Donna tonight at QUT.
6.30pm in QUT Auditorium.
Be there or be somewhere else nowhere near as interesting.
Peter Tennant is an award-winning reviewer and columnist for Black Static and a prolific writer of speculative fiction. His fiction has appeared in venues as diverse as Jennings Magazine, Dreams from the Stranger’s Café, Axiom, Visions, Sackcloth & Ashes, and