An Aurealis Award finalist and Everything After

The Abandonment of Grace ebookExciting news of the day: The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After is a finalist for the Aurealis Award (Best Collection). It’s heartening to receive recognition like this for a book that is my most heartfelt – especially on top of being on the Preliminary Ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards.

Of the other finalists, I’m intrigued to read Carole Nomarhas’s collection.

Anyway, congratulations to all the finalists and commiserations to the deserving works that missed out (especially Rob Hood’s master ghost collection – it was my tip for a shoe-in).

The full list of finalists is here:

Looking over the finalists, I wonder what happened to the horror novel category? With novels in 2015 by Gary Kemble, Jeremy Bates, Greg Beick, Trent Jamieson, Jason Nahrung, and others, surely more than one deserved to be shortlisted?

Actually, no, it’s none of my business …

Instead, for no real reason except I’m in that kind of mood, I’m gonna play a video of the baddest man in Anime, Kenshiro, returning from the dead and straight up murdering some dudes because they’re being dicks. #kenfcknshiro!