Monthly Archives: April 2013
Toolkit for Writers
Just in case no one’s thought to mention it, I’m teaching a day-time course for Queensland Writers Centre, starting on 8 May.
It’s the Toolkit for Writers, and will take place on Wednesdays 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. There are
Mail causes Snoopy Dancing
Okay, this is what arrived in this morning’s mail – sorry for the dodgy video (hey, I’m a writer, not a cinematographer), but I wanted to show how gorgeous and special this book is. A Book of Horrors, super-mega-ultra-special edition.
Professionals -v- Amateurs
Professionals have a range of bios of varying lengths and depths that can be tweaked at a moment’s notice when an editor asks you for it.
Amateurs shudder, throw themselves on fainting couches and howl ‘Whatever shall I say about myself in the
THE YEAR’S BEST AUSTRALIAN FANTASY & HORROR 2012
The ToC for the latest YBAF&H (yes, you *should* sing that to the tune of “YMCA”) has been released into the community – on parole, really, with little chance of it respecting its good behaviour bond. With fiction from the likes of Margo
So, the Conflux program is now live.
This is the NatCon for 2013, so probably the biggest gathering the tribe will see in Oz this year.
I’m doing a late night panel on Old and New Fairy Tales (with Lisa Hannett, Leife
The Night Stair
So, with “St Dymphna’s” in the bag for now, I’ve started on a new Bitterwood Bible story. Here is an extract from “The Night Stair”.
The Night Stair
The Steward is a tall man, entirely bald, gaunt in
St Dymphna’s – Redux
So, “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls” has had a redrafting, which means the beginning is a bit more interesting than the version I posted a few weeks ago. It is
The program for this year’s Gold Coast Literati Festival is now available here.
I’m on the bill and very excited to be going – I’ll be giving a masterclass on polishing short stories.
You can also come along and see the likes of
Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales edited by Paula Guran
The cover and ToC for the new Paula Guran edited anthology, Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales, has been released! The book and ebook will be available in September of this year – go here for details from
In the mail …
In yesterday’s mail, my author copies of One Small Step from FableCroft.
This is the first Australian, all-female, speculative fiction anthology since 1995’s She’s Fantastical.
The ToC is awesome and there’s a giveaway on Goodreads.
“Sand and Seawater” by Joanne Anderton & Rabia Gale