Monthly Archives: February 2015

Some Perspective for Awards Season

Look at all of the books, so many many books.

Look at all of the books, so many many books.

Just a little note for some perspective during awards season.

While I’m utterly delighted and very humbled to be nominated for this year’s Aurealis Awards,
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Aurealis Awards Shortlists are GO!

AA-logoThe shortlists for the Aurealis Awards are out and there are some wonderful works nominated.

I’m truly grateful and humble to have six noms this year.

“St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls” and “The Badger Bride” are up for Best Fantasy Short Story along with great
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In the mail: Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013

YB2013Another beautiful volume in the Australian Best Of series from Ticonderoga Publications, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene. YB2013a

The Monstrous

The MonstrousThe new anthology from Ellen Datlow is The Monstrous, out from Tachyon Publications in October.

The cover by Reiko Murakami is amazing.

Pre-order here.

Graced: Amanda Pillar

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One of my favourite peeps, writer and editor (as well as archaeologist, coz over-achiever) Amanda Pillar has her debut novel out this week from Momentum. Graced can be purchased Read more…

The Best Horror of the Year Volume 7

h7The delightful Ellen Datlow has released the ToC for The Best Horror of the Year Volume 7, and I’m stoked to have a story in it. In fact, it’s a record year for new faces: Rio Youers, Keris McDonald, Rhoads Brazos, Kurt
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Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep

mermaidsThe lovely Paula Guran has another fantastic reprint anthology coming out in May, Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep (published by Prime Books) and available for pre-order here.

The ToC is great, including Margo Lanagan, Elizabeth
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The Bitterwood Posts: The Burnt Moon

FoxIn “The Burnt Moon” I wanted show a bit of the history of the ex-Abbot Adelbert (when he was still Abbot of St-Simeon-in-the-Grove) and of Larcwide the Librarian. I wanted to give readers more information about Gytha and her mother than Gytha
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Reminder the Second: QWC Short Story Clinic

qwcApril is creeping towards us, so this is just a reminder that I’m running a Short Story Clinic for Queensland Writers Centre this year. Got a friend or family member with writing dreams and a birthday coming up? Or just writing dreams? Or you
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She Walks in Shadows, full ToC

Amazing cover art by Sara Diesel

Amazing cover art by Sara Diesel

And the full ToC for She Walks in Shadows is below – excellent company I am in, yes.

“Bitter Perfume” Laura Blackwell
“Violet is the Color of Your Energy” Nadia Bulkin
“Body to Body to
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