Category Archives: Speculative Fiction

Contact2016 – It’s a Wrap

This post is a little later than planned but, you know, life … Over the Easter weekend I attended Contact in Brisbane. For those unfamiliar with the event it celebrated the 55th Australian National Speculative Fiction Convention (aka NatCon).  It … Continue reading

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Interview with Galactic Chat and Continuum X Download

This week I’m thrilled to be featured on Galactic Chat, a podcast that showcases interviews of Australian speculative fiction authors. Helen Stubbs filed the interview and asked some great questions including why I love horror, how environment and landscape shapes … Continue reading

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Disambiguity: Short Surrealism

This morning I’m blowing a trumpet, loud and proud. It’s not my trumpet to blow, but I have permission to tootle on behalf of my nephew, Conner Forcey. I want to share with you Conner’s effort for an assignment on … Continue reading

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A Year Compressed

Wow, we’re halfway through 2013 already. Anyone want to hazard a guess as to why I refer to this as my ’oft neglected’ blog? I’ve been in Melbourne for almost a year now and am going to attempt to compress … Continue reading

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“Parting is such sweet sorrow.” Whatever, Shakespeare!

Yeh, yeh, I do get where Bill was coming from, but with three weeks left until the “big move” I’m allowed to indulge in a little boo hissery! It’s a shame that moving on with the rest of your life … Continue reading

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Eggs, Aliens and Steampunk . . . Helen Stubbs is in the Spotlight

I’m so excited to have the ridiculously talented Helen Stubbs as a very special guest on my blog this week. Helen is a Gold Coast-based writer and a real name to watch in Speculative Fiction. I’ve had the privilege of … Continue reading

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Flying the Aussie Flag for Speculative Fiction Overseas

This week one of my stories, William’s Mummy, was picked up to appear in the forthcoming Anthology, “Short Sips – Coffee House Flash Fiction Volume 2” (Wicked East Press). The anthology will be released in the US, and it got … Continue reading

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Speculatively speaking, a holiday could be just what you need

I just returned from a very relaxing four-day break. It was just me, my husband and the trusty Kindle exploring Port Douglas, Mossman and Cape Tribulation. I thought the break would give me a well-earned rest, even from writing, which … Continue reading

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