ThrillerCast is back for 2012

ThrillerCast – the podcast I co-host with thriller/action adventure author, David Wood, is back for another year. We chat about anything to do with thriller and genre fiction, and regularly have cool guests on the show. The first ep of 2012 has just gone live...

Beautiful book shop stop-motion animation

I found this via Neil Gaiman’s Twitter feed (@neilhimself). He said: People kept sending me this YouTube stop motion bookstore video, and finally I watched it. Now in love. And I have to agree with him. It’s just beautiful and it must have taken an...

More than candy – the real history of Halloween

Today is Halloween. I wrote this post a couple of years ago and thought I might repost it today, for anyone interested. Seeing as I’m a writer of all things macabre and occult (among other things) I thought I’d celebrate Halloween by posting on what Halloween is...

Harry Potter 7.2 – the end of an era

We went to see the latest and last film installment in the Harry Potter series yesterday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. The film is pretty good, even if it is pretty much one long action scene. With a story there are normally three acts. There’s...

I love a bit of hippy kak

It’s true, I can’t deny it. I love markets with stalls selling all kinds of old kak. I love festivals where you get the inevitable stalls of tie-dye and incense and models of elves nursing tiny dragons. And I love towns like Berry, not far from where I...

Call out for Aust Spec Fic blog carnival

I’ll be hosting the Australian Spec Fic blog carnival in March, posting up a loads of stuff on March 15th. If you have any posts you think are relevant, please let me have the links. It can be anything spec fic related, about writing, books, movies, TV or...