Monthly Archives: August 2015

A Re-post – The Writing Life: A Really Big Echo Chamber

This is a post from a few years back, but the advice is still good and it seems like an appropriate time to re-post it given a few discussions I’ve had recently. So, read, enjoy, take note.

Here’s the thing about being a writer: we’re all terribly insecure to one degree or another. Although we’ve chosen a solitary profession, preferring largely
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Fur and Feathers

Another little taster from Flight.


Brisbane Writers Festival Schedule

bwfHuzzah! It’s almost time for BWF!

I’m making two appearances:

Talking Get in Trouble with the wonderful Kelly Link
Auditorium 2, SLQ
06 September
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Event #: 141
Book here.

Then we shall speed ourselves along (I will carry Kelly as she’s the
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In the mail: much excitement!

So this just arrived! Lisa Hannett’s debut novel, Lament for the Afterlife from ChiZine Publications. Trust me when I say you need this book – it is breathtaking and amazing. I beta read it, so I should know.

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The Newtown Review of Books: The Bitterwood Bible

Lisa's photo

Lisa’s photo

Lou Murphy has reviewed The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings for The Newtown Review of Books and it is quite, quite humbling.

“The Bitterwood Bible is a masterful offering of haunting stories that traverse the bounds of
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Flight – why is Kathleen Jennings so awesome?

Because the scarf the Giantess knits is a Doctor Who scarf. That is all.


Marianne de Pierres: Mythmaker

Following hot on the successful heels of Peacemaker, the delightful Marianne de Pierres is back with Mythmaker!mdp2

Virgin’s in a tight spot. A murder rap hangs over her head and isn’t likely to go away unless she agrees to
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Hello, Norma

And our hon mention in the Norma K. Hemming Award (for The Female Factory) arrived in yesterday’s mail. Now to find a spot for it.


KSP Writers’ Centre 2015 Young Writers Residency

New KSP logoThe closing date for the KSP Writers’ Centre 2015 Young Writers paid 10-day Residency has been extended to 5pm Friday 28 August 2015. Three positions are available. Talented writers under 25 years should apply for this unique opportunity. More details
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Uncorrected proofs squeees!

osasFew things are nicer than coming home to find something as lovely as this in the mail: my uncorrected proof of Of Sorrow and Such!!

The real thing is out at the start of October – you can pre-order here, using
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