On the web: interviews and reviews

It’s been a great nine months as far as interviews are concerned. Black magazine has allowed me to interview celebs like Alice Cooper, Fiona Horne, and Leigh Whannell, and a fine time I had, too! The latest interview I have been privileged to conduct is with paranormal fiction superstar Charlaine Harris. It’s a light-hearted and […]

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Great reviews!

Friday’s session at Swancon went swimmingly. I caught up for drinks with fellow horrorites Martin Livings (and the lovely Izz), Craig Bezant, and Pete Kempshall, shot the breeze with Russell at the signing, had a lively panel on horror writing with Martin, Stephen Dedman, and Sue Isle, and had a few important chats, too. Easter […]

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Dark fiction writers to watch

I’m currently working on an Australian dark fiction year-in-review summary and recommended reading list for HorrorScope (with help from some friends). Tangentially arising from this process and offered without much comment, here is my list of Aussie dark fiction writers (in alpha order) who I think will make a splash in 2009: Short story writers […]

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HorrorScope stuff

HorrorScope has been going great guns in 2008! We may not be the darlings of the awards set (the tremendously overworked Rob Hood the deserving exception in that regard), but it’s tremendously satisfying to be doing the hard yards and putting the runs on the board (to mix my sporting metaphors). The big milestone is […]

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Positivity

On re-reading my Swancon post, I think I was running the risk of being a whiner (sleep deprivation definitely plays tricks on the mind), so it’s time to dwell on some very positive things that have happened lately. 1. A number of my stories, along with those from a few other members of the Australian […]

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Quadruple threat!

So, the Ditmar Awards have been announced and what do you know, it’s looks to be a strong and varied list! Several of my picks didn’t make the list, but quite a few did, which was heartening to see. Congratulations to all the nominees! I’d especially like to shout out to: Russell for picking up […]

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Interviews

I took some time out to check the inbox early last week and found an email inviting me to participate in the 2007 Oz SF Snapshot interviews. “Why not?” I thought, believing it might make an interesting diversion from all that’s happening and maybe help me reconnect with people – so the interview was posted […]

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Back… sort of

Back. Sort of. Well, not really. It’s a long and continuing story. Thanks to those kind souls who enquired about my absence. For the interested, while my writing this year has been slow and sporadic, the publications continue. Intriguingly (especially for someone perhaps best known for flash fiction), I appear to have drifted into novelette/novella […]

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Ditmar the second

If word of mouth is to be believed, HorrorScope has been fortunate enough to pick up a Ditmar Award last night for Best Fanzine. Woot! While my name is the one on the ballot, the success of HorrorScope is entirely due to the dedication and hard work (and believe me, maintaining the energy and enthusiasm […]

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The Ditmars

The Ditmar Award nominees have been announced here and here. I’ve picked up three nominations this year: Best Fanzine (along with my ever-industrious colleagues) for HorrorScope; Best Fan Writer; and Best New Talent. I was surprised as all hell to see three Shadowed Realms Redback stories on the short story list, but congratulations to Kyla, […]

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Scoping out Aussie horror

There’s been a few big moves at HorrorScope and the AHWA that I’ve been meaning to mention. Move #1HorrorScope + AHWA news = the definitive source for Oz dark fiction news and reviews in Australia! With our powers combined, and the addition of Talie Helene (AHWA news editor) to the HorrorScope team, that black snowball […]

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Reminiscing and reconsiderations

Clarion South the third is now well underway, with a bunch of 17 pseudo-strangers now probably letting off steam after the nerves and pressures of the first week of a bizarre routine of critting/writing/not sleeping etc. I had some good times there two years ago (two years!). I also had some bad experiences, but I […]

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More web weaving

As you can see (unless you’re viewing this via syndication), I’ve revamped the blog in much the same style as my website. It will take some time to get used to. This blog and HorrorScope have been upgraded to some kind of cool, beta uber version of blogger, so I’ll suck it and see if […]

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