Monthly Archives: October 2012

More Bitterwood Bible: By My Voice I Shall Be Known

Continuing to write what I’m not supposed to be writing. This is rough, but it’s getting there. The title is taken from the words of the Cumaean Sibyl.

By My Voice I Shall Be Known

The backing fabric is thick
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Tales to Terrify – Harry Markov is in the house

I don’t let too many people take over my blog – okay, I don’t let anyone take over my blog – except today, it’s Harry Markov, one of the eds of the Tales to Terrify anthology (which is
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The Drawing Room – in which I try to sound less like Ralph Wiggam than usual

So this eve I headed over to the ABC Studios at Southbank and had a chat with Waleed Aly and Wesley Enoch (Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company).

Hopefully I sounded okay – although I did manage to hideously mangle
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Again, art blast

Another Chrissy Ellsworth piece, the cover for Shimmer‘s issue 4, 2006.

Illustrating my story “Bluebeard”, in that issue.

Oh, and also …

 … revisiting some art from the past. The lovely Chrissy Ellsworth did this gorgeous piece, which was used as the inspiration for my story “Dresses, three” that appeared in Shimmer‘s Art Issue
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For today …

… a rational cat.

Yesterday’s moment of happiness

These arrived yesterday, the very beautiful Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 (thanks, Liz and Talie and Russ), AND a pre-release copy of Midnight and Moonshine.

Our gorgeous book, over which Lisa and I slaved and slaved and
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Over at On Fiction Writing …

… I’m on The Rack.

Which means, yes, again, I am talking, talking, always talking ad infinitum – rather like the Doctor. Yes, I know I’m a Doctor too, but I have neither fez, nor bowtie, nor TARDIS. 🙁

But
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The Undone and the Divine

I seem to be particularly bad at not writing this Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings book. “The Undone and the Divine” has raised its head and insisted upon making its way onto paper. Here is the opening:

The ghosts spend their
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Review the Second

The lovely Jason Nahrung has reviewed Midnight and Moonshine over at ASIF (Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus). Huzzah!

The pedigree of Midnight and Moonshine was promising from the outset, right down to
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