Below is a list of awards and nominations that either I have received, or anthologies including my work have received.

Shadows Award 2017


2017 – WINNER Australian Shadows Award “Best Collected Work” for Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories (IFWG Publishing Australia)

2017 – LONGLISTED Bram Stoker Award “Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection” for Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories (IFWG Publishing Australia)

2017 – NOMINATED Aurealis Award “Best Collection” for Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories (IFWG Publishing Australia)

2017 – NOMINATED Aurealis Award “Best Horror Short Story” for “Angel hair”


2016 – SHORTLISTED Australian Shadows Award “Best Horror Novel” for Devil Dragon (Severed Press)

2016 – SHORTLISTED Australian Shadows Award “Best Short Fiction” for “What the sea wants”

2015 – NOMINATED Australian Shadows Award “Best Short Story” for “Perfect Little Stitches”

2015 – HONOURABLE MENTION Australian Horror Writers Association Flash Fiction competition for “Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

2015 – LONGLISTED Davitt Award “Adult Novel” for Dark Waters (Cohesion Press)

2011 – SHORTLISTED Page Seventeen Short Story Competition for “Basket Trap”

2009 – HIGHLY COMMENDED Positive Words Short Story Competition for “Paramour”


2004 – WINNER Department of Human Services Victoria “Valuing Achievement Award” by the Better Health Channel content team (I was the researcher and content writer)

1998 – WINNER “Multimedia” US International Film and Video Festival for adolescent health CD-Rom SomaZone (I was script editor and lead writer)


2016 – “Perfect Little Stitches” in Dead of Night: the best of Midnight Echo (AHWA), WINNER Australian Shadows Award “Best Edited Work”

2015 – “Will o’ the Wisp” in Lighthouses: an anthology of dark tales (Black Beacon Books), NOMINATED Australian Shadows Award “Best Edited Work”

2015 – “Perfect Little Stitches” in Midnight Echo #11, NOMINATED Australian Shadows Award for “Best Edited Work”

2010 – “First and last words” in An Eclectic Slice of Life (Eclecticism E-zine), NOMINATED for a Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (or ‘Tin Duck’) award for “Best WA Professional Production”.


“Perfect Little Stitches” – The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2015, Ticonderoga Publications, April 2017.

“Perfect Little Stitches” – Dead of Night: The Best of Midnight Echo anthology, edited by former AHWA vice-president and Midnight Echo editor, Shane Jiraiya Cummings,  Australian Horror Writers Association, December 2016

“Bull rider” – Dozen: The Best of Breath and Shadow Magazine anthology, December 2016.