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Aurealis Shortlists

AA-logoThe Aurealis Awards shortlists have been announced. Happy to note that “Ripper” and “Of Sorrow and Such” are both finalists (for Horror novella and Fantasy novella respectively). Sad to see the Horror Novel category apparently continues to be problematic. Not sure why. Happy to
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Focus 2014 Interviews: Thoraiya Dyer

Photo Credit - Cat Sparks

Photo Credit – Cat Sparks

Today, the delightful Thoraiya Dyer talks about her Focus 2014 tale, “Wine, Women and Stars”.

What was the inspiration for this story?

The inspiration for “Wine, Women and Stars” was reading
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Talking writing stuff …

bbsgiveaway… over here I chat with the lovely Tarran for Collins Booksellers. A snippet:

What inspired you to start writing and what motivates you?

I always loved reading as a kid and after lights out I’d tell myself the stories that had been read
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Still-life with Awards

All the awards together

All the awards together

So, I went off to Canberra for the Aurealis Awards (their twentieth anniversary) and, no matter what else happened, it was always going to be about catching up with folks, especially my Brain, Lisa L. Hannett,
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The Bitterwood Posts: St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Art by Kathleen Jennings

The title for this story came from a friend’s throwaway line about St Dymphna’s Home for the Wealthy Insane (thanks, Dr Carson). I thought “No, St Dymphna’s Home for Poison Girls” and my mind went off
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Reminder: Goodreads Competition

bbsgiveawayJust a reminder, my Goodreads competition will close in a couple of days. You can win:

1 x hardcover of Sourdough and Other Stories
1 x hardcover of The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings
1 x limited edition bookbag with art by Kathleen Jennings

Sourdough was
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Some Perspective for Awards Season

Look at all of the books, so many many books.

Look at all of the books, so many many books.

Just a little note for some perspective during awards season.

While I’m utterly delighted and very humbled to be nominated for this year’s Aurealis Awards,
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Aurealis Awards Shortlists are GO!

AA-logoThe shortlists for the Aurealis Awards are out and there are some wonderful works nominated.

I’m truly grateful and humble to have six noms this year.

“St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls” and “The Badger Bride” are up for Best Fantasy Short Story along with great
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Goodreads Giveaway: Midnight and Moonshine

182093_10151161584292304_926690766_nWe’re running a new Goodreads Giveaway, this one for Lisa’s and my Aurealis Award finalist Midnight and Moonshine. There is also a bag with the M&M cover art on it, by the wonderful Kathleen Jennings, of course.

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A Killer Among Demons

469008_10151452658742304_1302958185_oThis is what I’ve been doing this morning, going over the galleys for my story “Cuckoo” in the A Killer Among Demons anthology from Dark Prints Press.

Soon to follow: a rundown of the Literati festival on the Gold Coast and this
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