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 →
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
Check out Aussie Speculative Fiction's list of new releases by Aussie authors. Scifi, fantasy, horror... here is your passport to perfect holiday reading. Oh oh oh! And the first two of the Drowned Earth Novellas are our today Drowned Earth: The Rise Drowned Earth: Fire Over Troubled Water Enjoy!
A short story about an opera singer stranded on one of Saturn's moons, the tough choices of motherhood and some very musical Dugongs. Available February 2020 in ASF's Aquarius Anthology.
An Aussie story about mothers, daughters, seagulls and the ravages of mental health. Available now in the Release of Silence anthology, all proceeds to mental health research.
Five hundred years after the flood, can Macie defeat the technology which has enslaved the last remaining humans in the walled city of DarwinTwo? Will Emoto's legacy help her find her courage? Is Macie's disability actually the key to everyone's survival? Emoto's Promise is the eighth and final novella in the stunning new Australian clifi... Continue Reading →
The results are in. Gender bias in Australian book reviews is apparently improving. Agree? Let me know. By the way they want more feedback ... Stella Prize and gender bias in reviewing
I am thrilled to announce that I will be appearing at the Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne this year. On June 22nd you can see me on the Caring and Creative Practice Panel at the National Writers’ Conference. Hopefully, a practical session for writing parents - let's share the journey and the hacks that make... Continue Reading →
I must confess I always feel a bit jaded about film awards as successful actors, for the most part, already receive huge financial and emotional rewards for their work. But book awards? Faceless science fiction and fantasy authors who usually need a second job to make ends meet? These are awards worth celebrating! Congratulations to... Continue Reading →