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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 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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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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What I Read In 2015

Normally I’m a voracious reader. Normally. But 2015 wasn’t really a normal year. It was a twelve month juggling act –  work, freelance obligations, family commitments, and completing a thesis for my Master’s Degree – which didn’t leave a whole … Continue reading

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Scribblings from the National Writers’ Conference 2015

Last weekend I attended the National Writers’ Conference, the two day flagship event of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, held at Melbourne’s Town Hall. The conference is held over Saturday and Sunday with a range of panels hosted by leaders in … Continue reading

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Brave New World: Exploring Creative Nonfiction

Last year, one of the sessions I covered at University for my Masters program was Creative Nonfiction. For those not familiar with the term, Sondra Perl and Mimi Schwarz define it best in their book Writing True: Creative Nonfiction is … Continue reading

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My Guide to “How to Make Getting Robbed Half As Bad As It Could Have Been.”

Last month our house was robbed. The thief uprooted the pole from my son’s totem tennis in the backyard  and used it as a lever to prise open our ensuite window.  He then went on a merry spree, looting us … Continue reading

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