Where the Weird Things Are – Vol 1

This week’s post is dedicated to mini reviews of the freaky and fantastic stories from the Where the Weird Things Are - Volume 1 anthology. I might be biased, since my own story Weathering is included, but I’ve loved reading all the tales from Australian and Aotearoan authors.Below you’ll find Part 1 of 2, since … Continue reading Where the Weird Things Are – Vol 1

Holding Words, Celebrating Success

It's Makuru season in my patch of Western Australia, as described by our Indigenous custodians, the Bindjareb Noongar. Makuru is the time of 'first rains', aka winter! It's cold and wet, and I apologise for missing a post last week--I took a much-needed break to reset my brain. I've been doing too much without reward … Continue reading Holding Words, Celebrating Success

New publication: Weathering

I'm so excited! Today is release day for Where the Weird Things Are: a travel guide to the freaky and fantastic of Australia and Aotearoa. https://twitter.com/DeadsetP/status/1527521004620197893?s=20&t=kDXkHlwmw_gOYxZPfTur1g Chock-filled with the promised freaky and fantastic, this speculative fiction anthology features the work of fourteen authors from Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand), myself included. I'm incredibly humbled and … Continue reading New publication: Weathering

Where The Weird Things Are: Cover Reveal

Things are getting strange around here. Where the Weird Things Are - a travel guide to the freaky and fantastic of Australia and Aotearoa now has a gorgeous, spooky cover and a release date: 25th May! I can't wait for you all to read about Nessie and her alternate world, set here in my backyard … Continue reading Where The Weird Things Are: Cover Reveal

Child’s Play

Wendy caught Jesse in the garden, snail in his mouth. Its shell splintered like soiled wrapping paper, gleaming wetness sliding forth when she pried his lips apart. “It’s got to stop,” she told his mother. Last week it was a worm; on Monday a pile of tight-balled slaters. “We thought he’d choke.” His mother nodded, … Continue reading Child’s Play