Next weekend I’ll be attending the local Melbourne convention. Since I’m very busy polishing up Thief’s Magic, I probably won’t make it to the whole convention. But I am doing a panel… Plot 101 – Sunday 11:00 until Sunday 12:00 Tangled in your own story? Plotting can be a challenge even for the most experienced […]
This arrived in the mail last week: And today is the official release date! Woohoo! Fearsome Journeys, edited by the lovely Jonathan Strahan, contains a story that I had simmering away in my mind for many years about a particular kind of parasitic magic. A couple of years ago, while I was weaving on my […]
I’m busy polishing Thief’s Magic, making that book shine and sparkle, so I may be a bit quiet here for a while. I’ll be Tweeting my progress, though, along with the usual Twitter silliness.
Aaand the final Conflux post: On the Saturday night Conflux9 held a Masquerade, which is kind of a non-compulsary dress-up party and disco with a theme. This years theme was Junkyard Cathedral, which was about recycling trash into gothic glamour. Well, I went more for trash than glamour, converting a Royal Mail post bag into […]
The Ditmars were announced on the Saturday night of Conflux9. They are like the Hugos in that they are voted upon by members of a conventions, our National Science Fiction Convention, and a couple of other awards are presented at the same time. I took along my zoom lens and managed to take a few […]
On the Friday night a Regency Banquet was held at Conflux9, with food reminiscent of the era and a troupe called Earthly Delights providing the music, dancing and dance instruction. The band. Maureen and I. I made the dress especially for this event, the first time I’d sewn a dress from scratch since the 90s. […]
Last weekend the Australian National SF Convention was held in Canberra, and sf fans, writers and publishers from all over the country gathered together for four days. I arrived mid-afternoon on the Thursday, but my official duties began the next day. On Friday I started with a panel I’d suggested: “Where have all the Australian […]
Next weekend I’ll be attending Conflux 9, this years Australian national convention. Here’s where you’ll find me: Fri: 11:30am: Panel: Where have all the Australian female fantasy writers gone? 1:30pm: Mass book signing 3:30pm: Reading Sat: 10:00am: Panel: The Ethics of Immortality 3:30pm: Kaffeeklatsch Sun: 11:00am: In Fabula-divino Launch 12:30pm: Panel: The secret lives of […]
The postman brought this one to my door last week: Italian readers can now find out what happens a the end of the Traitor Spy Trilogy, with the release of The Traitor Queen. Enjoy!
Some years ago, when my website had a much simpler blog program, I wrote a blog post about songs and albums that have sparked story ideas or set the mood for writing particular scenes. Unfortunately those early posts are long gone, though I have a plan to add some of them to this site as […]