The Writer and the Critic: Episode 27

The latest episode of our podcast is now available for direct download and streaming from the website or via subscription from iTunes. Feedback is most welcome! Bouncing back refreshed and rejuvenated from their Moving House hiatus, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond launch into an almost inevitable post-move discussion about books, hoarding books, culling books, having … Continue reading The Writer and the Critic: Episode 27


And Ditmar Makes Three!

Late last night the 2013 Ditmar ballot was announced and, considering that Perfections was unexpectedly rushed into a pre-Christmas publishing date late year, I'm honestly quite surprised to see it in the Best Novel category. I wasn't sure enough people would have had time to read, let alone nominate, it but I'm delighted that they … Continue reading And Ditmar Makes Three!

Australian Shadows Award 2012 Finalists

So I go off to Melbourne for a weekend of D&D and podcasting and while I'm away the finalists for the Australian Shadows Award are announced. Most wonderfully, Perfections managed to land a berth in the Novel category -- up against Lee Battersby and some guy name Nahrung. Yep, me and Jason, together again on … Continue reading Australian Shadows Award 2012 Finalists


Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced

The Aurealis Awards finalists for 2012 were announced overnight and I'm so happy and honoured to discover that my second book, Perfections, is in the running for Best Horror Novel.* As are two works by my very own, very clever husband, Jason Nahrung -- Blood and Dust and Salvage. Rounding out the long form horror … Continue reading Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced