Tag Archives: Vigil

Writing Restoration – when the story bites back

Where did this come from? I don’t know! All manner of consequences are biting V in the backside in this
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Hypothermia, Healing and Hallucinatory Polar Bears

As it is today, overcast and cold.

Those of you who know me well will be very aware that I hate exercise – possibly because I have on more than one occasion screamed “I hate exercise!” I’m subtle like that. In
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A year ago these lovely things arrived on my doorstep, the culmination of five years working on Vigil, and thirteen years on the craft of writing.

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Corpselight Launch Details

This is not a drill!

Corpselight will be launching on Friday 14 July at 6pm. There will be cupcakes and Kim Wilkins will be doing launching duties and we’ll do a retrospective on “From Vigil to Corpselight” (or something).

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Avid Reader: Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub – Angela Slatter

So, I’ll be at the Avid Reader Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub chatting with Trent Jamieson on 31 July at 6.30pm! We’ll be talking about writing and Brisneyland, and Vigil and Corpselight, and maybe even a bit about
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New Interview

Art by Kathleen Jennings

The lovely Dr Nin Harris interviewed me over at Mythopoetic!

Thanks for letting me come and play!

What’s the best way for an author to start her day, according to Angela Slatter?
Coffee! Or the beverage of choice. And of course,
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Locus Awards Finalists

I’m delighted to see that Vigil has made the list of finalists for the 2017 Locus Awards! Great to see so many friends with wonderful books there too!


The Reader, Traci Chee (Putnam)
Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis Chen (Dunne)
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Review of Vigil

A lovely podcasty review of Vigil by Madeleine D’Este!

Merci mille fois, Madeleine – perfectly timed in the lead-up to Corpselight’s release.

Boonah Writers Festival

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Okay, this is where I’ll be this week: the Boonah Writers Festival, along with the likes of Nick Earls and Mary-Rose MacColl.

From 9.45am – 10.45am I’ll be talking about the psychology of horror
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Ditmar Shortlists

White fox by Kathleen Jennings

The Ditmar shortlists are out and I’m happy to say that Vigil and Finnegan’s Field both scored a spot.

Vigil is listed for Best Novel and Finnegan’s Field for Best Novella/Novelette.

And in very good company as well
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