Monthly Archives: May 2011
Lee Battersby and QWC go together like peanut butter and jelly …
… 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,
She Never Slept says nice things …
… about The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales *blush*.
Thanks, Ms Sarah. 🙂
Outpost of Sweden or How to Take Over a Country Using Ikea
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 and my memory had papered
Wooooot! Shout-out to Sharon and Allan Cohrs
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.
For the eMinded amongst ye
The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales will soon be available as an ebook from Ticonderoga.
Ahem. Why, yes, it is the book that won this year’s Aurealis Award for Best Collection.
Huzzah for downloading bookish thingies to technical, hand-held and portable whatsits!
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.
Drive-by from Trumpetville: Peter Tennant
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
This is the beautiful journal Brain got me for my birthday (from Florentine in Syndey). And the uber-cute bookmark. And today the bird’ish-raven necklace arrived today (appropriate for our Midnight and Moonshine collection).
I’m not quite sure how I