Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Runes of Odin Drive-by: Ben Julien

Ben Julien is an ex-Brisbane boy and writer, now Canberra transplant. He’s also a dad, a Clarion South survivor and the author of the Runes Saga (of which you can read an extract here). He blogs over at
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Christmas Otters …

...  are necessary.

Thanks, Daily Otter.


Good advice on applying for grants

Lisa Hannett has posted some very helpful advice about applying for grants from Arts oganisations.

Have no illusions: there’s not a huge pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and there are a LOT of other writers,
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Tuesday Therapy with Mary Victoria

Lisa Hannett’s Tuesday Therapy series features the lovely Mary Victoria on “Inspirational Lemons”.

T’is here.

If only all my endeavours turned out this well …

Coconut Ice and Caramel Fudge for Christmas – huzzah!!!

Listening to…

… the new Florence + the Machine album, Ceremonials and Lungs and wishing I could get a copy of Sourdough and Other Stories to Florence Welch.

Alan Baxter considers Spectral Press


The Nightsiders Drive-by: Sue Isle

WA author Sue Isle is the author of the YA fantasy Scale of Dragon, Tooth of Wolf. She is an Aurealis and Ditmar nominee, as well as an Aurealis winner for Best Fantasy Short Story with “The Woman
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Over at Weird Fiction Review

The delovely James Crossley raises a glass to Aitken’s The Monkey’s Wedding.

T’is here.

Today requires …

… an otter or two.