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My Aurealis Surprise

Shortlists for the 2018 Aurealis Awards – Australia’s premier jury-based award for speculative fiction – were announced yesterday. To my considerable surprise, I have stories in not one but two categories! “A Moment’s Peace” from A Hand of Knaves – aka … Continue reading

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One Bite at a Time

Time gets away from you while your back is turned. We’re already three weeks into 2019 and I’m already miles behind where I want to be. I have at least three short stories in variously unfinished states. I have a … Continue reading

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Growling in public: Book launches, discussion panels and whiskey at Conflux 2018

Conflux 14 The Unconventional Hero was four (!) weeks ago now, and I think I’ve nearly recovered. Like a lot of conventions, I packed a lot into three days, and still missed out on three-quarters of everything. I’ll hit some … Continue reading

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Conflux 14 – My weekend with The Unconventional Hero

Conflux, Canberra’s annual convention of speculative fiction craft and appreciation, is being held next weekend 29 September to 1 October at Vibe Hotel (aka the wedge-shaped one near the airport). The theme of this year’s con is The Unconventional Hero. … Continue reading

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A Hand of Knaves coming soon

The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild is launching its newest anthology A Hand of Knaves at the end of the month. My story appearing in the anthology – ‘A Moment’s Peace’ – is a fantasy heist tale with demons, deathtraps and … Continue reading

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