Brimstone Press, the Australian small press who published Macabre: A Journey Through Australia's Darkest Fears and the brand new Paul Haines' collection, The Last Days of Kali Yuga, are closing their doors. Those two books will still be available in some stores (both online and off) but Brimstone's own website has been taken down and … Continue reading Brimstone Press Closing Down Sale
I awoke this morning to the wonderful news that my short story, "She Said" (from Scenes from the Second Storey), has won an Australian Shadows Award! I think this is one of the best stories I've written and I'm so very, very pleased to see it recognised. This annual literary award is presented by the … Continue reading Australian Shadows Award winners announced!
Wow! The final ballot for the 2010 Bram Stoker Awards has been announced and my novella, "Monsters Among Us", has been nominated for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction. This comes as a particular surprise, considering it wasn't actually on the preliminary ballot -- the Awards have a jury which can nominate an additional work per … Continue reading Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot
This is something I've necessarily been keeping under my hat for a while, but now I am very proud to report the following update regarding the Twelve Planets series forthcoming from Twelve Planets Press: Who Are the Twelve Planets? Margo Lanagan, Lucy Sussex, Rosaleen Love, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Deborah Biancotti, Kaaron Warren, Cat Sparks, Sue … Continue reading Twelve Planets (and two reviews)
Brisbane writers Gary Kemble, Will Elliot and Stephen Irwin were interviewed by Richard Fidler on ABC Brisbane radio a couple of days ago. I missed it live on air, so it's great to see that the audio file is now available to download online. The guys talk about the Brimstone Press anthology, Macabre: A Journey … Continue reading Macabre on ABC Radio