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Aurealis #109 is out – and I’m in!

I’m excited to share the news that “Painted Ocean” has just come out in Australia’s premier SF&F magazine, Aurealis issue #109. This story has a lot of personal history. If you’re interested, you can read a bit about it here (there...
A long time in the making …

A long time in the making …

Or, how a friendly enquiry elicited a long rant about how “Painted Ocean” came to be and how it found a happy home with Aurealis, Australia’s premier fantasy and science fiction magazine. “Painted Ocean” will be published in April...

Own this Space

I recently came across the Japanese term “Ikigai” which is a rather lovely concept with definitions ranging from “a reason to get up in the morning” to the more poetic “allowing the self’s possibilities to blossom”. It got me...

Goodbye, dear friend

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is so very hard and today we said farewell to a darling boy, a much loved part of our family. Neo came to live with us when he was nine years old in 2013. He came from a loving home but he really didn’t like it when his mum went...

Writing, Workshops & Tomorrows

Progress! I have a story. It’s really, really short but it’s complete; a rounded sort of story that doesn’t occur to me that often. “The Stone Disciple” came out of a workshop weekend (which I will write more about in due course when I...
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