New Two-Book Deal!

Art by Kathleen Jennings

I’m absolutely delighted to say that, thanks to the excellent work of my beloved agent Meg Davis (Ki Agency), I’ve signed a two-book deal with Cath Trechman of Titan Books.

The novel currently known as Blackwater will be published in
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Dilatando Mentes

I’m absolutely delighted to say that Sourdough and Other Stories will be translated into Spanish by the lovely folks at Dilatando Mentes (“Expanding Minds”) Editorial! Sourdough will be published in Spanish in 2021, and gradually all my other single author collections as well.

This is
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Morwood

I’ve hit the halfway point on my new novel, Morwood, so I thought I’d share the first chapter and the piece of art that inspired the story. This painting is by Ruth Sanderson and I first saw it at WFC in Washington in
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Repost: Your Writing is Not You – or How to Interpret/Deal with Writerly Rejections

I’ve written before about rejections and how to handle the dent they make in your self-esteem, and I think it’s advice that bears revisiting from time to time. One thing any writer needs to develop (apart from mad writing skills and the ability to
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35hrs to go!

The beautiful Winter’s Tale kickstarter has 35hrs to go.

And $800 to go before it’s fully funded, so if you’ve got some spare cash …

Winter’s Tale

Winter’s Tale is the flagship title from Twelfth Planet Press’s new imprint, Titania. Written by Nike Sulway  and illustrated by Shauna O’Meara, the Kickstarter is on right now and has some excellent rewards – go here and support it!
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Meg Caddy: Devil’s Ballast

And today the truly delightful and piratical Meg Caddy takes over the blog to talk about Devil’s Ballast, Lambert Simnel as a dinner guest, and witch trials. Oh, and cats.

1. What do new readers need to know about
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Blackwater

As always art by Kathleen Jennings coz wolves and candlesticks and pouffy skirts …

So, I spent most of last year and the first few months of this year working on a novel called Blackwater. It’s a gothic fantasy set in the same
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Australian Writers’ Centre Courses

So, Brisneylanders, I’m teaching Creative Writing Stage 1 on Saturday 20-21 July 2019 10am–4pm for the Australian Writers’ Centre.

 

Then, Sydneysiders, I’m teaching it for you on

Saturday 10-11 August 2019 10am-4pm AND then I’m teaching Short Story in One Day on Sunday
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Christopher Golden: The Pandora Room

One of my favourite humans/writers/editors is the delightful Christopher Golden. Today he’s chatting about his new novel The Pandora Room.

What do new readers need to know about Christopher Golden?

Hmm. I’ve been writing full time since 1992. Horror, fantasy, mystery …
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