Category Archives: News

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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New Novel

So, I’ve started writing a new novel, Morwood.

Like Blackwater it’s a gothic fantasy set in the Sourdough/Bitterwood world, and I’m at the stage where I love it. It’s new and pretty and we’re in our honeymoon period.

Here’s a first draft sample (no
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Restoration in paperback form!

Well, guess what’s coming out in paperback!! Hello, Restoration, my last child.

So, if you’ve been waiting, arms crossed, grumping “I won’t buy it until all the trilogy is out, even though that might affect the chances of getting
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Ten Things You Need to Know about Grants*:

Art by Kathleen Jennings

I’ve been fortunate enough to be awarded some grants during my career (by Arts Queensland, the Copyright Agency and the Australia Council for the Arts). To balance things out, I have also not received many of the grants for
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On Writing and Finishing a Trilogy

Over at Always Trust in Books I talk about the agony and the ecstasy of finishing off my Verity Fassbinder supernatural crime/urban fantasy trilogy.

Write a trilogy, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.

*sigh*

I should start by saying that
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The Lovecraft Squad: Rising

Absolutely delighted to have another installment in Stephen Jones’ third and final Lovecraft Squad mosaic novel! The artwork for The Lovecraft Squad: Rising is by Douglas Klauba and the book will be published by Pegasus Books in 2020.

Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2019

Delighted to say that I’ve got a story in this one! Especially delighted as this story was difficult to write and edit, so I’m Most Pleased.

Even more delighted to see fellow Aussies Kaaron Warren and JS Breukelaar also in the ToC with a bunch of other wonderful writers. Thanks, Paula Guran!

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