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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 …

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 …

In general

I can’t believe how OLD Die Hard looks. Please, goddess, please, don’t let anyone entertain the idea of doing a re-make of this film. Not only because they’d screw it up, but also because who could possibly afford all the glass they’d need to break/smash/shoot in the action sequences? Rat-a-tat-a-tat!!! …

Good news, and a reminder to watch my mouth

Anna Tambour is one of those people with verve & smarts. I spent quality time at Conflux sitting on the floor with Anna & Rjurik Davidson, swapping yarns & ideas & having one of those discussions that makes absolute amounts of *perfect sense* at the time, but which later is …

Shadowed Realms

Shadowed Realms, which is a classy & stylish dark flash fiction e-zine, is doing an issue for the grrls, & they’ve invited me to take part. I am chuffed. I went looking for something to link to on their site (to prove I wasn’t making it up) but found only …

Good News

Firstly, I’m pleased to announce that my story, Number 3 Raw Place (apart from being Ditmar-nominated & Honourably Mentioned in the Datlow/Windling Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror) will now be appearing in the Congreve/Marquardt Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 2004. What a heap of honour for a story …

Ooooooh, hooray for us!

Yay, lonewolf23 has scored a list of the Australian writers making it into Ellen Datlow’s Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror recommended reading list, & BOTH my stories from 2004 have made the list. That’s “Cinnamon Gate” from Orb #6 & “Number 3 Raw Place” from Agog! Smashing Stories (the latter …

And for my birthday I got …

… a Ditmar nomination for my story, ‘Number 3 Raw Place’. Yay, me, & all the other nominees. Some fine nominations there (you know who you are). Curiously, the Ditmar list doesn’t appear to be up at the Natcon website yet, so I’m going to link here and here. I’m …

Hide in Plain Sight

Writing is a funny thing. It’s a performance art where the performance is done in private. It’s a private pursuit that relies to an arguable degree on having a public twin, a persona, if you will, that represents the private world without interfering with it, and grants time enough or …