And so to book 3

Today I finished the final draft of the second book in my new trilogy and sent the final manuscript to my agent. It’s an exciting and worrying time. Exciting because the job is done, the baby is out in the world, looking for a home. Worrying for the same...

Ellen Datlow’s Year’s Best Honourable Mentions long list

I’m all happy again. It’s such an honour when people you respect give kudos to your work. It was great to read on Monday that Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, editors of Ticonderoga Publications’ Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, mentioned...

Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror Recommended Reading

I’m doing my Snoopy dance. Ticonderoga Publications have just released their Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror Recommended Reading List and I feature on it four times. Four! That’s so cool. I’ve mentioned before how proud I am that...

The End – and so it begins

I’m a happy little Warrior Scribe, for today I wrote those fabulous words: The End. I’ve spent the last couple of years working on a new trilogy. Three books, each of which is a standalone novel, but throughout which an over-riding arc has been playing...

Stranger than fiction – Pentacle in Kazakhstan

I love stuff like this. You know when you see something bizarre in the real world and it just blows your mind? When you’re a writer, you see stuff like that and think, I’d never get away with that in a book. I think it was Neil Gaiman who said:...