Update: Drowned Earth Clifi Short Story

Work is progressing well on my scifi, climate fiction novella for the Aussie Drowned Earth novella series. But the big news is … the short prequel to the whole series is available now for free! It's called Diamond Shards by Alanah Andrews. Or you can preorder the whole series of eight novellas on Kickstarter. Here... Continue Reading →

Flash fiction: Last drinks in Dunedoo

While Mrs Crowther prattled on, Andra drained the last of her VB and tried to balance the glass on the balcony railing at the Dunedoo Pub. ‘Might take that from you Officer,’ said the waitress who popped up behind her. She smiled easily, as she danced between bar tables, balancing a tray of glasses at... Continue Reading →

News: Preview of my cli-fi novella at the 2019 EWF

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 →

Flash fiction: Splenda in Cuba

It was one of those imperfectly perfect evenings on the boulevard that separated crumbling Havana from the wild sea beyond. The sun was reluctantly shedding its heat, tempting locals to stroll outdoors. Boys in colourful Chevys called out to divas in stilettos. Smartly dressed families kept children moving with bribes of churros. Spicy aromas wafted... Continue Reading →

News: And the Hugo nominees are…

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 →

Flash fiction: Do Aliens Swing?

When it was first spotted, hurtling in from beyond Neptune, astronomers had mistaken the alien’s ship for a rogue comet — easily done. It was massive, rocky and appeared to be trailing a gassy ice plume. Then Prof Clarke, from Mount Stromlo Observatory, pointed out that it was coming in exceptionally fast for a comet... Continue Reading →

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