Macie lowered herself off the scorching gutter that trimmed the Reclamation Centre and rubbed her scalded hands. She had taken care to land quietly; pressing her back up against the sun-drenched building, commanding herself not to breathe, but knowing it would only postpone the inevitable. They would find her eventually. They always did. For six... Continue Reading →
New scifi pre order now!
So excited to reveal the cover of my new book Missals from the Dark - sequel to Letters from the Light!!! We pick up the story three years after the end of the Light War in Australis. Harper and Sam had hoped for peace but Kohl is missing, Spectra is reestablishing his power base in... Continue Reading →
Aurealis Award Winner!
Last night Jo Hart won the best young adult story Aurealis Award for The Jindabyne Secret . This is a major writing award in Australia and a huge achievement for an emerging author. Congrats Jo!! Her wonderful novella is part of the Drowned Earth series featuring 7 stories from 7 authors including Emoto's Promise from... Continue Reading →
Flashfiction by Eugen Bacon
I first met Eugen in 2019 when we were artists at the Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne. At the closing night ceremony, with knees shaking, I was privileged to read one of my short stories. My first author reading. Thankfully Eugen came after me as she is no mere reader. Eugen "performed" a dramatic reading... Continue Reading →
Author Reading: Emoto’s Promise
Here I am reading an excerpt from my YASCIFI novella Emoto's Promise. If you haven't read the book, you might enjoy this little preview! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu0u4Uwf-Zc Emoto's Promise Living in a walled city in an endless ocean, the last humans have become dangerously enslaved by a virtual world called the BigDry. Wall manager Macie is an... Continue Reading →
Flash scifi by E. M. Swift-Hook
E. M. Swift-Hook is a talented and prolific scifi / alternative history writer. Just take a look at her 30 works listed on Goodreads over the last few years. Seriously, her keyboard must be smoking when she writes!! She is also a very generous supporter of the indie writing scene providing mentoring and advice to... Continue Reading →
Flash scifi – Infinite Monkeys by Aiki Flinthart
Aussie author Aiki Flinthart is a powerhouse of creativity - scifi, fantasy, writing advice - she does it all. Take a look at this cool little literary flash then click through to read her full works. Infinite Monkeys Something plucks at the edges of omniscience: an idea that won’t be banished, burrowing through space-time. The... Continue Reading →
Flash scifi – The Call by Jason H Abbott
Jason H Abbott is an extraordinarily talented author, who first came to my attention on the socials a few years ago. His stories are hauntingly original and at times just a little bit creepy - in a good way! I am proud to feature Jason as my inaugural author of the month. Here is a... Continue Reading →
A heartfelt thanks to everyone who has reviewed my new dystopian novel Letters from the Light. Good reviews are vital for new authors as it gets the word out and gives readers the confidence to try something new. I'm blown away by the GoodReads reviews; Intelligent, complex, entertaining and surprising, this book is one of... Continue Reading →
Are we already living in a Dystopia?
Refugee crises, bushfires, cybercrime, climate change … what place does dystopian fiction have in a world that many consider already dystopian? Take a look at my article for Book Lover Book Reviews and let me know if you agree. You might even pick up a free book! https://bookloverbookreviews.com/2020/01/letters-from-the-light-author-shel-calopa-dystopia-now.html