While I was over in Perth at SwanCon, Alisa Krasnostein interviewed me for Galactic Chat, the sister podcast of Galactic Suburbia. The Chat podcast is an ongoing series of lengthy interviews with Australian authors and it's well worth catching up on if you're not already a regular listener. My interview is now available for downloading … Continue reading Galactic Chats, Zombie Signings and Emerging Writers
The Aurealis Awards were announced in a glittery -- and, at times, shoeless -- ceremony in North Sydney on Saturday night and I was absolutely thrilled that Madigan Mine won Best Horror Novel. So thrilled that the just-in-case list of names I'd been intermittently rehearsing all day flew out of my head and the first … Continue reading Aurealis Awards 2010
Last week I finished a short story which proved very different from anything else I've done. It was written for a children's anthology of ghosts stories with the target reader age range of 10-13 years. It was the first time I've ever written for such a young age group and so I spent quite a … Continue reading Don’t Scare the Children?
Over at Booklife, author and editor Nick Mamatas has written a thought-provoking series of three posts concerning certain aspects of writing (or being a writer) that tend to get bandied around a lot these days. Since I've got no time to make words of my own here today, may I humbly suggest you wander over … Continue reading Against Professionalism, Craft and Story
So I read this article about the "SlutWalk" phenomenon today in the Sydney Morning Herald. I wasn't going to blog about the whole SlutWalk thing, because my thoughts are complicated and the issue deserves some fairly nuanced treatment and I really don't have a day to spare writing a complicated, nuanced blog post right now. … Continue reading Not so much walking, as talking . . .