July – August 2018
- My short story “Stagecoach from Castlemaine”, first published in my award-winning collection Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories, is included in the upcoming horror anthology DeadCades. One of the editors, Stephanie Ellis, interviews me about my story and its inspiration.
- My short story, “Hair and Teeth”, is published in Aurealis #113, with original artwork by Lynette Watters.
- My flash fiction piece, “Entombed”, will be published in the October issue of AntipodeanSF, a spec-fic magazine that’s been online since 1998.
- The Australasian Horror Writers Association invites applications from AHWA members for its 2018 Mentorship Program. THREE new mentorships are available with award-winning writers Alan Baxter, Kaaron Warren, and myself. We will work one-on-one with successful mentees to offer advice and guidance on a selected work. Run over a three-month period from August to December 2018, successful mentees will be entitled to 10–15 hours of mentoring, which includes reading time for the materials submitted. Applications close on 31 July 2018.
- On Saturday July 21st, I will be a guest speaker/tutor at the inaugural Fernglen Writers’ Retreat Weekend, organised by writer and editor Louise Zedda-Sampson.
April – June 2018
- My short story “Hair and Teeth” is accepted for publication by Aurealis magazine.
- UK book reviewer and blogger Kerry Parsons of Chat About Books interviews me about my writing; my latest release, the dark collection 300 Degree Days and Other Stories (Oscillate Wildly Press); and my upcoming horror novel Contrition (IFWG Publishing Australia).
- I’m thrilled to announce that my collection Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories won the Australian Shadows Award for “Best Collected Work 2017”. The Australian Shadows are the annual literary awards presented by the Australasian Horror Writers Association to honour the very best in Australian and New Zealand writing and editing. The Awards were held Saturday June 10th at the Continuum Speculative Fiction Convention in Melbourne. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. You can see the results here.
- I was a guest on the guest on the Deadman’s Tome Podcast on Friday May 25th at 9.30 pm (CST USA), which was Saturday May 26th at 12.30 pm (EST Australia). Mr Deadman’s weekly podcast features interesting guests, exploration of the paranormal, discussion of conspiracy theories, and the occasional angry rant.
- Writer, editor and book reviewer Lisa Haselton interviews me about my short story writing and my latest release, the dark literary collection 300 Degree Days and Other Stories (Oscillate Wildly Press).
- The Australian Shadows are the annual literary awards presented by the Australasian Horror Writers Association to honour the very best in Australian and New Zealand writing and editing. I’m thrilled that my collection Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories (IFWG Publishing Australia) is shortlisted for Best Collected Work of 2017. Congratulations and good luck to all the shortlisted authors and editors. You can see the full list of nominations here.
- My dark literary collection, 300 Degree Days and Other Stories, is now available in paperback from Amazon.
- My short story “Stagecoach from Castlemaine” will kick off the TOC for the third and final instalment of The Infernal Clock horror anthologies, titled DeadCades. The anthology is due for publication in October.
- Bookworms Corner Blog Spot features me in their Author Spotlight, which includes an author interview and terrific reviews of my two latest horror releases, the novella Thylacines and the collection Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories.
- Speculative Fiction showcase features an excerpt from “A guest for dinner”, one of the stories in my collection 300 Degree Days and Other Stories.
- Speculative Fiction Showcase interviews me about writing dark fiction.
- The Horror Tree gives my collection Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories a wonderful review. Thanks so much to Alyson Faye.