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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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New Book Contract Signed with IFWG Publishing Australia

Apart from reading short fiction, writing it is one of my greatest joys. For the most part, I write the sort of stories I love to read: Twisty speculative tales that leave the reader feeling enchanted or unsettled. Weird fiction … Continue reading

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My poem ‘Local Knowledge’ selected for Midnight Echo Issue 14

Last month I was thrilled to learn my poem Local Knowledge had been selected by multi award-winning guest editor, Deb Sheldon, to appear in Issue 14 of Midnight Echo. The theme for Issue 14 is “things are not as they … Continue reading

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Drabble Dabbles – Micro Words, Macro Fun!

I’ve had a lot of fun dabbling in drabbles recently. For those unfamiliar with the term, a drabble  is a story told in exactly 100 words.  No more, no less! Sounds simple in theory, but producing a high impact tale … Continue reading

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Issue 250 of AntipodeanSF is live! You’ll find one of my stories in it too…

AntipodeanSF, helmed by Ion (Nuke) Newcombe, is an Australian speculative fiction institution. Fueled by Ion’s commitment and devotion to showcase the many diverse voices of the antipodean speculative fiction community, AntiSF, Australia’s longest running speculative fiction magazine, has acted as … Continue reading

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What I Read In 2018 …

If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll know every January I give a wrap of books I read in the previous year. Some years the list is extensive; other years embarrassingly short. 2018’s reading list of thirty-one books … Continue reading

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I’m heading down the NaNoWriMo rabbit hole this November. Want to join me?

You can’t edit what isn’t written. That’s why, this November I’m going down the NaNoWriMo rabbit hole to make some much-needed head way on my latest work in progress. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, the annual, … 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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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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