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 →
A fox killed the chicken yesterday. Probably for brunch. When I finally had a moment alone in the shower, after a harrowing morning of work emails, school lunches, negotiating a truce in the war between our dogs, and hanging washing out before the onset of rain, nature’s furry assassin crept into our garden. It tore... Continue Reading →
As a teenager, when I knew all the world was against me, I’d retreat to amazing stories of distant lands. Books by Madeline L’Engel, Sheri S Tepper and Julian May, went well beyond space battles and witches spells. These women crafted stories that entertained while asking what if and cautioning against what could be. Recently... Continue Reading →
I was happy to contribute a video for the launch of Anne Goodwin's latest short story anthology Becoming Someone . Interesting topic. Who are you?
Did you meet your target for National Novel Writing Month ( NanoWrimo ) in November? 50,000 words is the goal. Some of my friends did 60,000 even 80,000 - in one month! So how did you do? Well, I've got a confession to make. I'm a Nanowrimo dud. I only wrote the same amount I usually... Continue Reading →