Well, if it was going to happen, it was going to happen with this book. We picked up the copies of Perfections for the launch late on the Friday afternoon before Continuum -- the nick of time, thinks we -- only to find that the second-to-last page was blank. BLANK. That's right, my novel literally … Continue reading (im)Perfections Launch and a Ditmar!
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! This very special episode of The Writer and the Critic was recorded live at Continuum 10 -- the Melbourne speculative fiction and pop culture convention -- which this year … Continue reading The Writer and the Critic: Episode 38
I love surprises and today was apparently the day for them. I received in the mail a Haigh's Giant Chocolate Frog and a gorgeous card from a lovely new academic friend in Adelaide by way of thanks for what I consider to be a very minor favour indeed. Certainly not worthy of Haigh's Giant Chocolate … Continue reading It’s Surprise Gift Day!
One of the lovely things about having wonderful supportive writerly friends is that you can inflict your manuscripts upon them for beta reading and then, not only are they still your friend, but they are happy to interview you for their blog when said manuscript becomes an actual book. So here is my dear friend … Continue reading A New Interview Concerning Perfections
My second novel, Perfections, was originally published in the dying days of 2012 by a fledging digital publisher and was made available only as an ebook. Surprisingly for me -- as books published in the dying days of years are easily overlooked for awards -- it still managed to pick up a couple of significant honours: … Continue reading Perfections Finally in Print … and a Launch!