A win for Dead of Night!

Dead of Night: The Best of Midnight Echo won the Australian Shadows Award for Best Edited Publication. Pretty damn awesome! I feel a bit like Saitama, the Caped Baldy: Special mention goes to Mark Smith-Briggs, former AHWA President and my unofficial co-editor. Without your hard work, Dead of Night would have never risen. Thanks, mate!

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An Australian Shadows Award and Everything After

I’m stoked to discover my collection, The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After, is a finalist for the Australian Shadows Award (Australia’s top honour for horror fiction). The full list of finalists is on the AHWA site. Congratulations to all! The book has been going great guns: it was recently a finalist for Australia’s major […]

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So close

The finalists for the Bram Stoker Awards were announced the other day, and my collection, The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After, missed the cut. I’m disappointed, of course, but I’m proud to have been listed on the preliminary ballot (and for my book to have been included on that ballot by the jury). However, […]

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An Aurealis Award finalist and Everything After

Exciting 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, […]

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An Australian Shadows Award!

I was thrilled to learn last week that my novella Dreams of Destruction was shortlisted for an Australian Shadows Award (the Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction). Last night, the winners were announced, I was even more thrilled and surprised to discover that I was among them! It was also my birthday yesterday, so I […]

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Dreams of Shadows

I was thrilled to learn the other day that Dreams of Destruction, the latest Lovecraftian action/horror thriller novella in my Ravenous Gods cycle, featuring Captain Max Calder, has been shortlisted for this year’s Australian Shadows Awards. Congratulations to all the other nominees, too! I’ve been out of the writing scene for a while, as I’ve […]

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Ditmar Award nominations now open

When it rains, it pours. I’m bloody busy with the Grand Conversation right now, but I’ve learned that nominations for this year’s Ditmar Awards have now opened. I’ll do my annual subjective guide to the Ditmars over the coming week. Nominations close March 14, so if you’re vaguely interested in what I have to say/recommend, […]

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Aussie regional SF awards open for business

One thing that we concluded at our annual ‘Australia Day by the Pool’ BBQ with various mates of the writerly and editorly persuasion is that writers are massively self-centred. Come to think of it … maybe that was something just I was asserting … but no one disagreed! With that in mind, it’s that delightful […]

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