Tuesday Toot – Jo Anderton

Tuesday Toot is a semi-regular feature here. An invite-only series of short posts where writers, editors, booksellers and other creatives have been asked to share their stuff and toot their own horn. It’s hard to be seen in the digital morass and hopefully this...

Are you still submitting? Determination is the key.

You’ve heard it before, I’m sure – you have to keep swimming. That’s true for the actual act of writing in the first place. No matter how hard it is, you just keep going. To quote the erstwhile Chuck Wendig, “I will finish the shit I...

Scared Twitless

I’m a member of SpecFicNZ, Speculative Fiction Writers of New Zealand who are, obviously, happy to include Australians in their group. They’re a cool organisation and they’ve recently run a twitter horror contest. You can read the entries and help...

Awesome friends are awesome

A unexpected parcel arrived in the post today and it turned out to be a generous gift from a caring friend. When something has helped a talented friend and that friend shares it in the hope it helps you, that’s some damned touching stuff right there. I...

My work is recommended reading

Look at that lovely cover. That’s the latest Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (2011) from Ticonderoga Publications. It’s a lovely book with 32 awesome stories in it. Sadly, none of mine made the book this year. My story The King’s Accord was...