Marching On

It’s March already, how did that happen?

Writers’ wall at Somerset Celebration of Literature

That means that Contact2016 is just a few weeks away! Contact is this year’s national science fiction convention, in Brisbane over Easter. If you’d like to know more about it, or me, check out this link to a profile I wrote for Contact. Take a peek at the other info on the site, like the program and memberships/day rates.


If you live in South East Queensland or Northern NSW and are serious about writing fantasy or any kind of weird stuff, I highly recommend attending all or some of this event.

Natcon comes to Brisbane about once a decade, and it’s an event unlike any other. There’ll be a range of creators and fans there at all levels of their journey, from those just starting out to professional writers, agents and publishers.

This year has been full of interviews for me! I’ve interviewed local playwrights on stage at the Arts Centre Gold Coast, and hosted a kaffeeklatsch with Gabrielle Tozer at REaD Cafe for Somerset Celebration of Literature.

Writers Activation is going well, and we’re excited to sponsor an author hot desk at Contact. We’re supporting Candice Lemon-Scott to attend the dealer’s room and promote and sell her books.

On the Gold Coast, Writers Activation is still hosting workshops and supporting local authors. Australia Fair has kindly extended our lease, and we’re building a warm community of writers. It’s great to showcase local books and writing events in our windows, and offer advice to writers who are starting out.

I’m enjoying writing for More Gold Coast about things like glow worms and poets on the Gold Coast. I’m also working on fiction stories and plays.

This morning I attended Somerset Celebration of Literature and a workshop with David Burton, which was lots of fun. Few things are more fun than getting together to talk about stories!

 If you’re looking for something good to read, check out these books by Ben Aaronovich one of the guests of honour for Conact. And here’s a book review





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