Monthly Archives: July 2013

Terrible As An Army with Banners

Library at Melk Abbey http://musicarchive.sdsmt.edu/travel/images/Melk/Library.JPG

Library at Melk Abbey http://musicarchive.sdsmt.edu/travel/images/Melk/Library.JPG

And so, I have almost finished the second last story in The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings. Huzzah! A bit exciting. I’ve been really lucky with the last two stories I’ve written for
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Brisbane Writers Festival – WOOOOT!

hero-235x235BWF have released their program into the wild – go here!

It’s a fantastic feast of wordy and illustratory fun – something for everyone, from workshops and masterclasses, to panels and interviews, spoken word events to lectures.

I’ll be talking Fables and Folk tales with
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The Bitterwood Bible

grimAnd so, I have finished editing the ms for The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings as it stands – which is at 77,000 fairly respectable words. I now have three stories left to write in order to finish the collection: “The Bitterwood Bible”,
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Book Haul

1002548_10151558272702304_771573067_nYes, I’m still here, lurking. I’m just trying to finish a bunch of projects so I can concentrate on the Fellowship. My days are full to say the least.

But that doesn’t mean the book haul stops. These arrived yesterday and caused
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I’ve been meaning to …

CAM00204… post about this for a few weeks, but life has been interfering.

So, here it is, Sarah Pinborough’s most excellent novel Mayhem, which seamlessly blends Jack the Ripper with the Thames Torso Murders, not to mention elements of mythology and the
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A Book! In a Day!

bookinadaylogoaNo, not me – I did my stint on that last year for the 24Hr Book.

This one belongs to the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild – they’ve done it before, they’ll do it again!

This one is to raise funds for Paediatrics at the Canberra
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Queensland Writers Fellowship

Dr Stuart Glover, Kris Olsson, Patrick Holland, Dr Angela Slatter, Minister Ian Walker

Dr Stuart Glover, Kris Olsson, Patrick Holland, Dr Angela Slatter, Minister Ian Walker

So, this morning I went over to the State Library of Queensland for the awarding of the
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Out in the wild …

1069201_601532619887529_526555381_nYes, A Killer Among Demons is out there roaming the hills and dales, peeking in your windows and stealing your laundry, and any apple pies you may have left to cool on the window sill.

The actual, physical paperback-ish thing can be
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Checking-in to Apartment 16: Adam Nevill

adam nevillBritish writer Adam LG Nevill has garnered praise for his visceral yet nuanced horror stories, as well as comments such as “The next Stephen King”.

So, not too shabby.

I recently read The Ritual, which not
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