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Book 1 of the Zeroes trilogy is launching at the end of September in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. I know, exciting, right? If that’s not enough, French and Brazilian rights have also been purchased AND the English-language audio version is being put together right now. If THAT’S not enough, …

Zeroes

Hello, blogosphere! I realised I was running behind, & my colleagues have already managed to post this news, but just in case you came here wondering if it’s true: yes, it’s true! ZEROES will be launched on the world in 8 months. ZEROES is the first book in a trilogy …

An update on the publishing year so far

Hello blogosphere! Here’s what’s been happening in publishing land so far this year for my stories: Ticonderoga Press has announced the Table of Contents for the YEAR’S BEST AUSTRALIAN FANTASY AND HORROR 2013, & my story All the Lost Ones is being reprinted. All the Lost Ones is set in …

Locus Spotlight

Locus interviewed yours truly a few weeks back, and the spotlight is now up online. ‘Yours truly’ means me, btw. Do people still use ‘yours truly’. In other recent news, my novella sale to PS Publishing (as reported in the recent PS Publishing news which I cannot identify online) is …

Awesome gift from the Shirley Jackson Awards admin

A surprise arrived in the post today: the Shirley Jackson Award administration sent me a commemorative token & a copy of the Shirley Jackson Award Ceremony programme. The awards were handed out in July at ReaderCon, & Elizabeth Hand ably won the Novella section where my ISHTAR novella featured. The …

In preparation for Melbourne Writers’ Festival

… and with the generous assistance of Twelfth Planet Press’s resident designer, Amanda Rainey, I made bookmarks. If you’d like a bookmark of your very own – and I can’t blame you, they’re adorable – make sure you come to the Twelfth Planet launch Sunday 26th August, 5:30pm at the …

In which I make it into the Shirley Jackson Award list

Yesterday I woke up to the realisation my headcold hadn’t gone away after all. Then the bf cursed me for making him sick, too. And that would’ve been about all that happened that day if the cats hadn’t needed feeding (I hear if you lie still too long, cats will …

Spineless Wonderful

Spineless Wonders is a handsome website that ‘stands up for Australian short stories’! It’s new, so there’s not a lot of content, but there is a lot of promise. There’s a cool article about the history of the Oz short story. Interesting to hear about the shift from ‘bush stories’ …

December! 2010!

What. A. Year. It’s pretty much done: one more day of day-job, several weeks of resting AND writing, and then back for another round in 2011. January seems so long ago I can’t even remember what I wanted to get out of this year. Of course, I *should* have written …

Some other news

Okay, I’m behind on all sorts of communication. In news: A Book of Endings makes the DITMAR shortlist! ‘Six Suicides’ makes the DITMAR shortlist! Many thank-yous to the peoople who nominated aBoE and Six Suicides. Thank-you, thank-you. DITMAR winners will be announced September 3 at Aussiecon, the 68th World SF …

Bagged

Am in the eye of the storm on teh novel (aka BROKEN). Have just finished the BIGGEST edit so far, but I know it’s not the last. So I’m trying to relax & giving myself a few days off writing entirely. The effect of not-writing is to make me feel …

She’s heee-re

Yes, she arrived safely in the PO Box last week, and she’s gorgeous: She sure could do with a sandwich, though. The camera batteries died before I could work out how to re-dress her (not that the scythe & the horned cape aren’t resplendent), but rest assured it’s a-coming! In …

Ah, the humanity

Chuffed to hear my story, Six Suicides, one of the newbies in A Book of Endings, has scored an Australian Shadows Award for best short fiction! Says judge Bill Congreve, “I eventually chose “Six Suicides” because of its character, style, structure and simple humanity.” Aw, shucks! Finally someone notices I …

Australian Shadows Award Finals

Very chuffed to see that A BOOK OF ENDINGS is in the finals list for the Australian Shadows Award. My short story ‘Six Suicides’ (a story I swore nobody would read!) also made the shortlist, seeing as this year the Shadows are divvied into three categories: long fiction, short fiction, …

Shining

Shiny 6 is out: the last issue of Shiny from the Twelfth Planet crew. (Does that make it ‘all out’?) In this ultimate issue Dirk Flinthart delivers a rollicking good tale with pirates & Patti Kurtz has a rotten time with elves (“Really, the last thing I wanted to do …

A Book of Endings gets a cover!

It’s here! Nick Stathopoulos has done something really special — and really quite different to his usual work — to create this striking, modern, urban cover. A far cry from his trademark surreal landscapes or beautiful portraits. I love it! Buy the book, get yourself a Nick Stathopoulos cover. There’ll …