Category Archives: Speculative Fiction

September turned out to be a Horror-bly good month!

I’ll admit I’ve been feeling a little down on myself of late. Despite seemingly having all the time in the world due to Stage Four restrictions in Melbourne, I haven’t written any new words for weeks now. Covid and me…let’s … Continue reading

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Interview with Australian Visual Storyteller, Nicola Tierney

I’m delighted to have Australian Visual Storyteller, Nicola Tierney, drop by the Writing and Moonlighting couch today for a chat about everything from her new book The Gribble’s Gift to her creative influences, to her miniature fantasy models, and her … Continue reading

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Get ‘Infected’ with some great reads for a great cause…

When the going gets tough, the tough get writing…and reading…and rallying to help in a crisis. The literary community—especially horror writers—are renowned for their generous spirit (see what I did there?) when it comes to charity anthologies by respected publishers … Continue reading

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‘Burning Love and Bleeding Hearts’ – Charity anthology for Australia’s bushfire relief turning love tropes on their heads.

Australia’s bushfire crisis has seen people from all over the world rally to the cause in the most generous and creative ways. Whether it’s donating money, time, or resources, people have stepped up, stepped out, doubled down, and dug deep…none … Continue reading

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New Book Contract Signed with IFWG Publishing Australia

Apart from reading short fiction, writing it is one of my greatest joys. For the most part, I write the sort of stories I love to read: Twisty speculative tales that leave the reader feeling enchanted or unsettled. Weird fiction … Continue reading

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My poem ‘Local Knowledge’ selected for Midnight Echo Issue 14

Last month I was thrilled to learn my poem Local Knowledge had been selected by multi award-winning guest editor, Deb Sheldon, to appear in Issue 14 of Midnight Echo. The theme for Issue 14 is “things are not as they … Continue reading

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Drabble Dabbles – Micro Words, Macro Fun!

I’ve had a lot of fun dabbling in drabbles recently. For those unfamiliar with the term, a drabble  is a story told in exactly 100 words.  No more, no less! Sounds simple in theory, but producing a high impact tale … Continue reading

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Issue 250 of AntipodeanSF is live! You’ll find one of my stories in it too…

AntipodeanSF, helmed by Ion (Nuke) Newcombe, is an Australian speculative fiction institution. Fueled by Ion’s commitment and devotion to showcase the many diverse voices of the antipodean speculative fiction community, AntiSF, Australia’s longest running speculative fiction magazine, has acted as … Continue reading

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Trickster’s Treats 3 – Now Open For Submissions

At the rate this year is flying, it will soon be Halloween again, which means another great edition of Trickster’s Treats, the annual charity horror anthology of flash and short fiction brought to you by the most un-horrible person in horror, … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Adventure This Christmas with ‘Curtis Creed & the Lore of the Ocean’

Books make the ideal Christmas gift. From picture books to biographies, crime thrillers to  cook books, there’s a book to appeal to every reader of every age of every taste. Books are economical, educational, and entertaining, and, as Stephen King … Continue reading

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