Category Archives: Speculative Fiction

Breach – Issue #9 is live and kicking (hard)!

Issue #9 of Breach is out now. The online magazine that showcases New Zealand and Australian authors and artists, features sci fi, horror and dark fantasy in all its short and twisted forms. Issue #9 features my poem ‘The Middle … Continue reading

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Horror for a great cause. Grab a copy of ‘Trickster’s Treats #2’ to read my latest story and help Women’s Community Shelters …

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for another great edition of Trickster’s Treats, the annual charity horror anthology of flash fiction brought to you by Steve Dillon of Things in the Well Publications. I love horror. … Continue reading

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Writing Retreat Rambles From a Cabin in the Woods

Last weekend I, along with five other horror / dark fantasy writer buddies, brought the ultimate horror trope to life when our three day writing retreat took us to … a cabin in the woods! Ok, so perhaps it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Book Launch Photos and Frivolity – Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean

On Saturday 16th June, my junior teen fantasy adventure ‘Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean’ was officially launched to a full house at Mornington Library. It was wonderful to have so many family, friends, StoryCraft Creative Writing Workshop … Continue reading

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‘Hermit 2.0’ Highly Commended in the Somers Paper Nautilus 2018 Short Story Competition

Today I was pleased to learn that my story, Hermit 2.0, received a ‘Highly Commended’ in the fiction category of the Somers Paper Nautilus 2018 short story competition. The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Shell’. I love using themes … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for ‘Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean’

Last week I was thrilled to receive the cover art and design from IFWG Publishing Australia for my new novel ‘Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean’. The illustration and design is by talented UK artist Catherine Archer-Wills. It’s quite a … Continue reading

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My story ‘The Pedlar’ included in CSFG’s new anthology, A Hand of Knaves

I’m really pleased my first story sale of the year is to the CSFG for their upcoming anthology, A Hand of Knaves.  The theme is so much fun! The central premise, as explained by CSFG in their submission call is:  “Rogues, thieves, pirates … Continue reading

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My poem ‘Cycle’ in Killing it Softly 2: The Best by Women in Horror

So, Happy Hallowe’en everyone! A fitting day to announce the book birth of Killing it Softly 2: The Best by Women in Horror. Hot on the heels of last years highly acclaimed ‘Killing it Softly’ anthology, Digital Fiction present the … Continue reading

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My interview with Horror Tree

I was recently interviewed by Selene MacLeod for Horror Tree, a wonderful resource for authors that provides a wealth of writing advice and industry news. I’ve been subscribing to their weekly newsletter for years, and love getting the latest submission calls … Continue reading

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My tale ‘Knock Knock’ in ‘Trickster’s Treat’s #1’

When OzHorror’s Steve Dillon put the submission call out recently for a new Halloween themed magazine, ‘Trickster’s Treats,’ how could I resist? Everyone knows I love horror as much as I love the challenge of flash fiction, so with only … Continue reading

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