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The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners

Over at Tales to Terrify, “The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners” is available for your listening pleasure!

This story originally appeared in the exquisitely produced Murder Ballads edited by Mark Beech (Egaeus Press, March 2017).

Go here!

Aurealis Shortlist

The shortlist for the Aurealis Awards was released into the wild this morning and I’m delighted to see that “No Good Deed” (New Fears 1, Titan Books) is on the list for Best Horror Novella and “The Little Mermaid, in Passing” (Review of Australian
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Decisions, decisions

Kathleen Jennings has taken over designing the badges for the Restoration launch bags … but she goes and gives me three options! Three!


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Locus 2017 Recommended Reading List

The Locus 2017 Recommended Reading List is out!

I’m thoroughly delighted to see so many friends on the list – and even more delighted to see that Corpselight made the list too!

As did Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales from
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Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers

So, this is causing some excitement chez nous:

1. A limited edition slipcased hardcover of the legendary Stephen King’s equally legendary The Tommyknockers from PS Publishing (cover by the incredible Daniele Serra),

2. I’ve been asked to write an
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Bears

I’ve just realised that, when faced by a huge new challenge, the inspirational image that pops into my head is Nick Frost, covered in bruises & blood, taking a deep breath then fighting a bear. Nick Frost always wins, the bear buys him drinks.

#nickfrostfightingabear

#ofcourse

Suffice to say, there’s a big new secret challenge in my life.

Onward and upward, toward the
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The Beast’s Heart: Leife Shallcross

Leife Shallcross is the author of several short stories, including Pretty Jennie Greenteeth, which won the 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Short Story, and a graduate of the ACT Writers Centre’s 2016 HARDCOPY professional development program. Her first
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Chinese Translations in SFW!

Normally when I’m this excited I make a noise only dogs can hear, but I am so extra-mega-excited about this that the squeaks can be heard in Paraguay.

SFW magazine translated three of my tales for this issue! “Home and
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Restoration

The Gina

Homestretch!

Just plugging last edits into Restoration, powered by the kindness of the housemates who bring me cocktails (one a night so it’s not terrifying, drunken editing that makes Beloved Publisher cry).

I’m sitting in the Boatman’s low dark craft. I was in
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It Might Not Look Like It …

… but I am actually busy planning to launch Restoration in August this year.

Badges, candy, cupcakes, Dr Kim, the Brisbane City Square Library and its magnificent staff, my family heckling from the front row.

Oh, it’s all happening.

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