I had a fantastic and satisfyingly exhausting time at Continuum 7 over the long weekend. The panels I saw were entertaining and engaging and Catherynne M. Valente was one of the most gracious and erudite and downright fun-to-be-around Guests of Honour a convention could hope to have. She was also a special guest on The … Continue reading Continuum, Quilts and Chronos Awards
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
Somehow I keep forgetting to post about this. To help celebrate Aussie Author Month during April, the Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (ASFFWA) is giving away a truckload of books by Australian writers -- including my own novel, Madigan Mine. To participate in Aussie Author Month -- and have a chance at winning … Continue reading Win Books with Aussie Author Month!
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!