Today I’m using my blog for some nepotism. And there’s nothing wrong with that. My wife, Halinka Orszulok, is an artist and has a show coming up, so I wanted to talk a bit about it. Her artwork is not unlike my writing – dark and suggestive, subverting commonly held perceptions. She’s been kind enough to supply the artwork for two of the books published my small press venture, Blade Red Press. Here are the books in question:

Souls Along The Meridian

Dark Pages

These are both excellent collections of dark speculative fiction, by the way, so be sure to go here and buy copies. You won’t regret it.

Halinka now has a solo exhibition coming up at Flinders Street Gallery in Sydney, so I’d like to officially invite you all along. The show runs from the 18th November to the 11th December and the official opening night is Tuesday 23rd November from 6 to 8pm. That’s when the big crowds, free booze and Halinka herself will be there. Yes, you read that right. Free booze.

Halinka has written all about her work on her website, and it’s well worth a read. You can find that here. You can also see a gallery of her work, including all the new pieces for this forthcoming show, at her gallery page here.

Below is the official invite for the show, click it for a larger version.

Hope to see a lot of you there. Please do spread the word to anyone that you think might be interested.