Damnation & Dames in my sweaty paw

Lookit! I got my contributor copy of Damnation & Dames in the post today. It features the story I co-wrote with Felicity Dowker (who you may remember from such posts as the one right before this one). Our story is called Burning, Always Burning and I’m very...

Bread & Circuses available for pre-order

My good friend, occasional collaborator and all-round top wordsmith, Felicity Dowker, has her debut collection of short stories coming out soon from Ticonderoga Publications. It’s called Bread & Circuses and it’s brilliant. I know this for two reasons...

I woke up to a Ditmar Award nomination

I woke up this morning to discover that the 2012 Ditmar Award shortlist has been announced. Imagine my surprise when I saw my own name listed under the Best New Talent category. I knew I was eligible and had mentioned that fact here before, but it was still a very...

Emerging Writers’ Festival 2012

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is coming around again from May 24 – June 3. You may remember that I went up to Brisbane last year and took part. I’ll be involved again, this time in Melbourne. It’s a brilliant event and well worth your time whether...

Emma Newman’s Split Worlds

I’ve got something a bit special for you all today. Emma Newman is a great new voice in speculative fiction, and she’s got an intriguing project on the go. If you think you recognise that name, you’re right. A year and a day ago (isn’t that a...