Specifically, on the reading you need to do when you’re a writer.
Reading out loud.
In front of an audience.
This is terrifying enough on its own, but you can manage it. Here are a few hints that I find useful:
Practise your reading before you
Greetings from the much neglected blog!
I’m at Conflux this weekend, in our nation’s lovely capital of Canberra!
If you’re here, please come up and say ‘hi’! I look something like this (dress has pockets). Tomorrow I will look different.
Also, if you pre-ordered The
White fox by Kathleen Jennings
I’m delighted to be in an anthology with the words “up to no good” in its title!
Upper Rubber Boot is producing Broad Knowledge: 35 Women Up To No Good, a feminist anthology of dark fiction and darker knowledge, edited
So the night before Conflux, Muse will be hosting myself, Kaaron Warren and Ellen Datlow to talk about the new anthology Ellen’s edited, Mad Hatters and March Hares.
Both Kaaren and I have stories in there, and we’ll be doing readings
For horror aficionados comes Suspended in Dusk II, edited by Simon Dewar and published by Grey Matter Press.
Oh, and with an Introduction by me.
Coming soon for pre-order here.
Introduction – Angela Slatter
Love is a Cavity I Can’t Stop
I’m delighted and grateful and humbled and relieved to say that I was fortunate enough to be awarded an Australia Council for the Arts grant for next year.
This in no way represents ‘free money’. What it represents for me, and others, is
This is how The Tallow-Wife novella’s cover will look for the limited edition hardback for Conflux!
I should mention that if you love it and want it (and you KNOW you do), then you need to pre-order. It *is* a limited edition; a few will be available at Conflux, but after that it will be gone, like dust in the
So I’m generally not allowed near sharp objects but in the interests of research I was today given training with several swords.
I needed to get some good info for Restoration, the final Verity book, so I contacted my fave swordswoman,
I’ve been hiding this for months! At last it can be revealed! This is the illustration Mike Mignola did for my story in the new Hellboy prose anthology, An Assortment of Horrors.
I flew in this morning at 6.45am.
I know how neglected this poor blog is, but I promise I will have news just as soon as I stop wanting to nap.
The important thing is that the dogs got their first apple in three