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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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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 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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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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Tales From Outside the Flags … The Launching of ‘Undertow’

Saturday, 10th May saw the launch of Undertow: Gold Coast Anthology. With the byline “Tales From Outside the Flags,” the anthology is a collection of stories inspired by photographs from ‘Picture Gold Coast’, a compilation managed by the Gold Coast … 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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