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The Dark meets The Jacaranda Wife

The_Dark_12“The Jacaranda Wife” was probably my first publication in a  FeastofSorrows_Cov_V01high-profile, widely distributed anthology – Jack Dann’s Dreaming Again from HarperCollins – and it
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The Alternative Typewriter and The Jacaranda Wife

the-girl-with-no-handsOver at The Alternative Typewriter, Harry Markov continues his dissection of The Girl With No Hands and Other Tales. Today he looks at “The Jacaranda Wife”, which originally appeared in Jack Dann’s Dreaming Again anthology.

Let’s do this. Friday has arrived and
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Jacaranda Time

On the bus this morning I noticed the jacaranda trees all in lovely bloom along Coronation Drive. Made me a bit homesick for my giant jacaranda tree in the backyard at the old house. Is it wrong if
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The Vend Drive-by: James Findlay

A graduate of the University of New South Wales Media Communications Degree, James Findlay has written and directed a variety of short films and documentaries over the years.  His horror short, ZZZZ, screened in festivals around Australia and
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2010: The Year in Review, or 2011: The Year Ahead

It’s a Saturday morning and I’m sitting on the couch, surveying the remains of yesterday’s shred-fest (I cleaned out the spare room, which used to be my study) and waiting for the coffee to kick in. It seems
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Nature …

On the back deck yesterday I saw some of the butcher birds playing around in the hanging pot plant thingies – they completely without fear even when I went out with the camera, took photos and asked them what they thought they were doing. This morning they were in the jacaranda tree and my significant other threw bits of toast
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Spurred on by Aliette de Bodard’s counting – which is a good thing to do, to remind yourself what you’ve actually achieved in a year – I did some counting of my own for 2010:

2 x short story collections

5 x short stories in anthologies (2 of them with L L Hannett)

I’m okay with that.

ToC Australis Imaginarium

Tehani at FableCroft has announced the final table of contents for Australis Imaginarium:

“Once a Month, on a Sunday” by Ian McHugh
“Night Heron’s Curse” by Thoraiya Dyer
“Hunter of Darkness, Hunter of Light” by Michael Pryor
“A Pig’s Whisper” by Margo Lanagan
“Stealing Free” by Deborah
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The Year in Review – as of 25 March 2010

… so, I was sitting around last night after I’d finally finished tidying up the Afterword for The Girl with No Hands & Other Tales, doing what I usually do which is thinking I’m not doing enough as a writer.

Then the reasonable part of me appeared (she makes occasional cameos) and took stock. She said “Errr, have a think about what you’ve got for
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Call for Recommendations: reprint anthology

From the lovely Tehani at FableCroft Publishing:

In the past two years, I’ve read a number of works that made me decide to put together a collection of very Australian flavoured stories. The collection is titled Australis Imaginarium, and will be produced by my new press, FableCroft Publishing, which will also be printing my original anthology for kids, Worlds Next Door.

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