Swancon 2021 Image by Swancon46 This past bank holiday weekend I attended the rescheduled Swancon 46, Australia's longest continuously running science fiction convention, here in Perth. It ran over three days and included discussions, activities, writer's sessions, author sessions, gaming, movie watch parties, and a costume competition, among other things. It also hosted the Tin … Continue reading ZomCon, aka my first convention
If you've been following for a while, or are new here (hello!), you'll see that I have a book out on query. My first novel, in fact. Previously referred to as The Archivist - Book One, I have been lax in letting you all know its working (and submission) title*. And, let me tell you, … Continue reading Titles – and do they matter?
The sabotage took effect just prior to entering this stretch of space, ensuring the engines had to remain on while we passed the black hole. We couldn’t Jump out of the laneway, and we couldn’t turn off the engines while travelling in this dimension or risk being pulled apart by multitudes of conflicting forces. Whoever … Continue reading The Archivist: an update
New Monthly Blog Post I'd like to introduce you to a wonderful community of writers. I first came across the Insecure Writer's Support Group on Twitter @TheIWSG. The group posts frequently on writing topics, in posts which are both accessible and supportive. They have an annual anthology competition--which I have just entered!--and a website full … Continue reading Insecure Writer’s Support Group
“Just hold on, baby. We’re nearly there.” I grimace, hands squeezed bloodless by my white-knuckled wife.“I am holding on, if you haven’t noticed.”“Yes, yes I have. But-”“Don’t ‘but’ me, Gallileo Haberson the Third!” Clare is panting, yet still manages my full name in tones of icy steel.“Yes Ma’am,” I salute her, then stumble as the … Continue reading A New Life