Tag Archives: short stories

The Story Behind the Stories: Inspiration for ‘Coralesque’.

Do you like to know the ‘story behind the story’ when it comes to sources of inspiration for written works? I do—I love when authors include the inspo for their tales in their publications. The story catalysts and accompanying thought … Continue reading

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Huzzah! Two Books Are Launched…

Last Saturday at Frankston Library my short story collection Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract was officially launched alongside friend and fellow IFWG Publishing Australia author, Kathryn Hore’s suspense thriller, The Wildcard. It was such a fun afternoon, … Continue reading

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The Latest Dirt from the Writing Trenches…

This post is a little delayed due to the ‘Great Aussie Facebook Ban Kerfuffle’, but In Melbourne, Stage 4 Lockdown 3.0 is done and dusted. This time it didn’t feel too bad, I mean five days is nothing when you’re … Continue reading

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‘Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract’ now available for preorders

Hello friends I’m delighted to announce that my publisher IFWG Publishing Australia has pulled the trigger on preorders for my forthcoming collection of dark and weird tales, Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract. Coraelsque is being officially released … Continue reading

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Isolation Narrations: Thirty 30-word tales from me to you…(and why I love micro fiction).

I love playing around with micro fiction. I’ve been dabbling (and drabbling) in it for years. I enjoy the challenge of telling a story, portraying an emotion, or revealing the briefest snapshot in time, within the tight parameters micro stories … 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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My Interview With ‘Voices From the Well’

I was recently interviewed by the lovely Tabatha Wood for ‘Voices From the Well’, a series of author interviews from the good folk at Things in the Well Publishing. Tabatha asked some great questions. She got me thinking about the … 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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What I Read in 2019

Better late than never! At the start of every January I give a wrap of books I read in the previous year. Some years the list is extensive; other years embarrassingly short. 2019’s reading list of twenty-six books falls short … Continue reading

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Ever feel like a duck on a pond? 2019 was my ‘Duck on a Pond’ year…

This year I feel like I’ve been the proverbial duck on the pond. On the surface everything has looked pretty calm, but beneath the water my feet have been churning a mile a minute. Like many people, as another a … Continue reading

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