2016

This was a massive year! It seemed to fly by and yet so much happened. Some of the highlights… I took a lot of selfies, including this one to do with Contact. In writing stuff, I loved attending conventions and having Uncontainable published in Apex Magazine. But I really tried to focus more on what […]

Swancon and Lots of Other Stuff

Swancon is only two weeks away, and I am going to it. Yay! I get to interview Kylie Chan! And I’m on a couple of panels, one about critique and another about the portrayal of science in science fiction. I’m also doing General Crafting for the family stream and having a kaffeeklatsch. If no-one comes I’ll enjoy […]

Mowing at 6.40AM is a Good Thing

I didn’t think so, either. This morning, oh dread, my mower-man started mowing at 6.40am. I thought, there goes my writing time! But no… Rohan slept through the mowing and brush cutting — sounds which he hates. So I got to write a thousand words on a collaboration, and a couple of poems. And Rohan got […]

Quindrebel and Real Life

My flash fiction piece “Quindrebel” was released in the Winter edition of Mirror Dance, yesterday. Mirror Dance is a beautiful free online publication run by award winning writer, Megan Arkenberg. “Quindrebel” is a bit Cinderella-ish, about the feeling of being trapped and needing to escape, and about taking risks and helping each other. I’ve also done some […]

Snapshot 2014: Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Fitzgerald has been a freelance editor since 2004 and is the owner of Earl Grey Editing. She has worked on a wide variety of publications–most notably Winds of Change, an anthology of speculative fiction short stories by CSFG Publishing. From 2010 until 2013, she was a committee member of  the CSFG, serving as Secretary […]

Snapshot 2014: Abigail Nathan

Abigail Nathan has been a freelance editor for over ten years, specialising in genre fiction, including speculative fiction; YA; romance and erotica. She edits for various Australian publishing houses, including HarperCollins, Random House, Hachette, Penguin and Harlequin, as well as publishers in the US and UK. She also works regularly with emerging and self-publishing writers, mentoring and helping […]

Snapshot 2014: Rob Hood

Robert Hood’s stories have been appearing for several decades now, since he sold his first in 1975. His view of both life and fiction tends to push him toward what was once called weird tales – stories in the horror, science fiction, fantasy and dark crime genres: fantastical and imaginative fiction strongly tied to reality […]