Tag Archives: Worlds Next Door

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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The FableCroft Drive-by: Tehani Wessely

Tehani Wessely is the driving force behind new indie press, FableCroft. She has edited for Twelfth Planet Press and was a founding member of ASIM (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine). She’s been an Aurealis Awards judge, writes reviews for
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The Piratical Drive-by: Dirk Flinthart

Writer, raconteur, martial arts practitioner, cook extraordinaire, editor, librettist and frequent notorious teller of porkies, Dirk Flinthart (not his real name) is responsible for tomes such as Brotherly Love and Angel Rising. He has ably edited the Canterbury 2100 anthology and ASIM. His antics may or may not have
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Scheherazade’s Drive-by: Angie Rega

Angie Rega was one of the highlights of my Clarion South experience in 2009. She’s bright, funny, generous and is a very talented writer. Her imagination is dynamic, fertile and sparkling, and her writing is informed by a genuine love of
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Drive-bys and Circuses: Felicity Dowker

Felicity Dowker won a Ditmar Award and a Chronos Award. She’s a member of the AHWA, has been a finalist for the Aurealis Awards, had an honorable mention from Ellen Datlow and from Writers of the Future. Bread and Circuses in Scary Kisses is one of the scariest love stories you’re
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Drive-by: Kathleen Jennings

Kathleen Jennings won the inaugural Kris Hemsbury Encouragement Award at this year’s Aurealis Awards. She writes, she illustrates, and she bakes – all these things she does superbly. And she is Queen of the Pikelets. She did beautiful illustrations for my Worlds Next Door story (FableCroft Press) and the below will give you some idea of her talent:

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It's unspeakably early

I’m not a morning person – anything before 9.30am is stricly infra dig, sweetie (although work does like me to turn up at a reasonable hour), but this is a nice way to start the day.

One of the first reviews of Worlds Next Door over at Last Short Story (and via Aidan Doyle, he of Inksucker
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Worlds Next Door – Teaching Materials

FableCroft’s upcoming anthology, Worlds Next Door, comes with access to teaching materials – which makes sense seeing as it’s an anthology for school-age children. Details are here: http://worldsnextdoor.wordpress.com/

A brilliant new collection of speculative fiction stories for 9-13 year olds. Worlds Next Door has its own website containing lesson plans and ideas, free
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Worlds Next Door

And here’s the lovely cover of the World’s Next Door anthology from FableCroft Press :-). Cover blurb reads:

There are worlds where ships take travellers through space like taxis. Worlds where your worst nightmare destroys your greatest dreams. Worlds where magic makes the rules.

What you have here is not a
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An Almighty Squeeeeee!

While the rest of today is being difficult (‘Gravity nothing, this planet sucks!’), some good writing things are happening.

I just got the proof from the lovely Tehani at FableCroft Publishing for my contribution to the Worlds Next Door anthology, Genevieve and the Dragon. And yes, I have taken myself off to a corner of the office to snoopy dance and
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