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Recent story list

There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges. — Ernest Hemingway

Recent Covers from Deborah's collection


Bad Power
Twelfth Planet Press, November 2011
Shortlisted Aurealis Award for Best Collection

A Book of Endings
Twelfth Planet Press, August, 2009
Shortlisted Willian L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Book
Shortlisted Aurealis Award for Best Collection
Locus Recommended Reading List
Honourable Mention, Best Horror of the Year
Listed SF Signal ’40 Books from 2009 that you should read’


“And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living”, Ishtar, Gilgamesh Press, November 2011
Shortlisted Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella
Shortlisted Aurealis Award for Best Novella

short stories

Waking In Winter (coming soon)
Chapbook from PS Publishing, upcoming in 2015

The Executioner Goes Home
Review of Australian Fiction Volume 9 Issue 2, Matthew Lamb ed., January 2014

All the Lost Ones
Exotic Gothic #5, PS Publishing, Danel Olsen ed., 2013

Indigo Gold
One Small Step, Fablecroft Publishing, Tehani Wessley ed., 2013

The Great Unknown, Spineless Wonders, Angela Meyer ed., 2013

For the full short story reading list, click through to here.

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for. — Alice Walker