Monthly Archives: April 2017

Boonah Writers Festival: Short Stories

White fox by Kathleen Jennings

As promised to my classes this morning, here’s the list of short stories that have remained with me over many years and still give me nightmares on occasion – so, highly recommended!

It’s by no means definitive and entirely
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Boonah Writers Festival

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Okay, this is where I’ll be this week: the Boonah Writers Festival, along with the likes of Nick Earls and Mary-Rose MacColl.

From 9.45am – 10.45am I’ll be talking about the psychology of horror writing
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Lotus Blue: Cat Sparks

Cat Sparks is a multi-award-winning Australian author, editor and artist whose former employment has included: media monitor, political and archaeological photographer, graphic designer, Fiction Editor of Cosmos Magazine and Manager of Agog! Press. She’s currently finishing a PhD in sci fi and
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And for those of you playing at home …

Luke Spooner

Part Three of “The Night Stair” is up at Gamut!

Here’s a snippet from the opening of the tale:

The Steward is a tall man, entirely bald, gaunt in the face, yet rotund in the belly. His legs
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Supersonic Magazine

The latest Supersonic Magazine has a lot of great fiction, reviews and articles – as do all of the issues! But this one is especially awesome for me as my version of Little Red Riding Hood, “Red Skein”, has been translated
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The Perfect Weapon: Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson is the author of Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon and Scorched, the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, the Ladycastle comic, and Wake of Vultures and the Shadow series, written as Lila Bowen.

1. What do
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Mermaids and Fairy Midwives

Over at the Review of Australian Fiction, Angie Rega and I have stories in the latest issue!

Mine is “The Little Mermaid, in Passing” (which took some inspiration from Mike Mignola’s “The Third Wish” and Damien Angelica Walters’ “Sing Me
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And the results of the Aurealis Awards are in!

Big congrats to all the winners and shortlistees, and a huge thanks to the judges, the organising committee, and the dear readers! And thank you so much for choosing A Feast of Sorrows: Stories as winner of the Best Collection. Jack Dann
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The Night Stair – Part Two

… is now live at Gamut!

The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn: Usman Tanveer Malik

Today I’m very pleased to host at the blog the astonishingly talented Usman Tanveer Malik.

Usman T. Malik is a Pakistani vagrant camped in Florida. He reads Sufi poetry, likes long walks, and occasionally strums naats on the guitar.

His fiction has won the Bram Stoker
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