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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 See-Saw 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