Mentee Spotlight

At any one time, I have several mentees and I’m very proud of them all, but recently three of them have had some great stories published, so here’s a little spotlight. They’re all writing in different genres, so there’s a range to choose from. Enjoy!

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Winter Children: Paperback and ebook

I’m very happy to announce that Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales – initially released as a 200 copy limited edition hardcover by the wonderful PS Publishing – is going to be a paperback and ebook from the
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Cover Reveal: All the Murmuring Bones

I’m sooooooooo delighted to finally be able to show everyone the cover of my new novel! All the Murmuring Bones is set in the same world as the Sourdough and Bitterwood mosaic collections, and will be released into the wild on 9
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Tartarus Press at 30

I’m absolutely delighted to have a story in the new anthology, Strange Tales: Tartarus Press at 30!

The ToC:

Rebecca Lloyd, Mark Valentine, Andrew Michael Hurley, N.A. Sulway, Stephen Volk, Inna Effress, Ibrahim R. Ineke, Eric Stener Carlson, Jonathan Preece, Tom Heaton,
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Cut, Shape, Polish – New AWC Course

So, the editing course I wrote for the Australian Writers’ Centre is now live – on sale until 6 Sept 2020.

It’s self-directed (does what it says on the can), so you can start at any time and you’ve got twelve (12) months
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Shadow in the Empire of Light: Jane Routley

Photo by Trudi Canavan

What do readers need to know about you?

I’m a Melbourne novelist though I spent 7 years living in Denmark which turned me into a rampant democratic socialist. I love prose that’s light and rich and rollicking. I have
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Top Ten Tips for Curing Writer’s Block 2020 Redux

Art by Kathleen Jennings

We’ve all been there, had those moments when even cleaning the toilet seems better than writing. Some days the words are not interested in you at all and you reciprocate in kind. However, you’ve got to finish this piece
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Red New Day & Other Microfictions

So this happened.

I’ve got a new collection of microfictions out today from Brain Jar Press.

Now, if you have queries about availability, etc, please direct them to the publisher, Brain Jar Press – coz I will just tell you
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The Norma 2020

I’m absolutely delighted to have a story on the Norma shortlist for 2020! The Norma K. Hemming Award, which is designed to recognise excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work.

And I’m absolutely
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The Attic Tragedy: J. Ashley-Smith

1. What do new readers need to know about J. Ashley-Smith?

I’m a British–Australian writer of dark – often speculative – fiction.

I’m not in any way nationalistic or even particularly patriotic, either to my new or my old home
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