Thanks to CreateNSW

Thanks to CreateNSW

Thanks to the generosity of CreateNSW, I was able to spend two weeks on the South Coast to finish the first draft of my new novella, Remedy. It’s about being taken, literally, by forces outside of your control, out of your life and dumped in another. No body-swap happy endings here, people, just saying. Here…

Oz Comic Con

Oz Comic Con

My first Oz Comic Con was a blast. Met a ton of talented people, connected with friends old and new, even sold a respectable number of books. Thanks to Meerkat Press for helping with the merch (check out cool raven mug below). Thanks to Alan Baxter for throwing me into the ring and showing me…

Collision Wins Aurealis Award for Best Collection, 2019.

Collision Wins Aurealis Award for Best Collection, 2019.

It’s true! In case you don’t believe me, here is the picture of the trophy, along with my Shirley Jackson Award nominee stone. Couldn’t be more grateful to the Aurealis Award Committee, and all the folks who had a hand in Collision’s success, from (especially) my wonderful agent, Matt Bialer, to Meerkat Press for getting…

Aurealis Awards tonight!

Aurealis Awards tonight!

Collision:Stories is a finalist for the Aurealis Awards in two categories. Best novella, fantasy, for “Like Ripples on a Blank Shore,” and best collection. So many pals, new and old are also on the list, which is here. Acclaimed authors Eugen Bacon and Kat Clay and will be frocking up to be socially distanced hosts…

Collision a Shirley Jackson Award Nominee

You can view the full list here. Lots of friends, colleagues, idols on the short list, including Karron Warren’s brilliant novella Into Bones Like Oil, also from Meerkat. I just keep looking at my name alongside Nathan Ballingrud’s, Brian Evenson’s (both of whose collections are among my most treasured rereads) and under hers—Shirley’s herself. My…

2020? Pandemapocalypse

So whatever I said about you, 2019, I take it back. I always thought there was something ominous about the way you looked at me in the rear view with your staring eyes and squiggly sideways eyebrows, and, well here we are. Apart from feeling sad all the time, I’m one of the okay ones….