What’s going on with Narrelle right now? Why, this of course!
Cover Reveal: The She-Wolf of Baker Street
It’s my delight to share with you the fabulous cover of my upcoming novel, The She Wolf of Baker Street, a queer, modern, paranormal take on ACD’s classic characters. The cover design is by Jill Harris.
Audrey Hudson is the she-wolf in question, taking the lead in this contemporary, paranormal take on the residents of Baker Street.
The She-Wolf of Baker Street is due out in the second half of 2023, around September, but you can pre-order it now in paperback or ebook!
Clamour and Mischief a finalist in the 2022 Aurealis Awards
I am absolutey over the moon to find that Clamour and Mischief is a finalist in the 2022 Aurealis Awards in the Best Anthology category.
I’m thrilled and thankful to have worked with so many brilliant and lovely authors, who were a pleasure to work with and who have made it such a wonderful book!
It’s also delightful to see that Queer Weird West Tales (in which I have a story) has also been nominated in the Best Anthology Category. Clan Destine Press author Robert Hood is also nominated for Best Horror Novel with Scavengers, and that Aaron Dries’ “Kookaburra Cruel” (from Clan Destine’s horror anthology, Damnation Games) is also a finalist.
Results will be announced in June at a ceremony in Canberra. In the meantime, thank you to all the fabulous writers who contributed to the anthology, and congratulations to all the other finalists in all categories. What excellent company to be in!
New song release: Honour
The third in my series of songs inspired by Dr John Watson is ‘Honour’ – a battlefield doctor and returned soldier, wounded (perhaps twice) and mustered out to a civilian life where he feels lost.
The lyrics deal with what I imagine his ambivalence might be towards his medals (in some interpretations he has at least one) and his experiences of PTSD (in A Study in Scarlet he tells Holmes “I object to rows because my nerves are shaken”).
So often we don’t truly see Watson because, as the narrator of his stories, he shines the light upon his much-admired friend. “Honour” is an exploration of what else might lie beneath the surface of fiction’s most famous biographer.
We have released eight songs to date, under the name Duo Ex Machina, and you can hear them on most streaming services, including Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music and Amazon.
In the Victorian Writer March-May 2023 newsletter, I have a 100-word story in their microfiction section on the theme of “unravel” – called ‘Unmade’ – all about the destructive/creative power of words!
If you’re a writer living in Victoria and not already a Writers Victoria member, I recommend it for their courses, newsletters and general support!
The Vampires of Melbourne series – two re-releases and a new book coming
Long out of print, The Opposite of Life has been re-released by Clan Destine Press as an ebook.
Its sequel, Walking Shadows, currently being serialised on Narrelle’s Patreon, will be released in 2024.
A third book in the Vampires of Melbourne series, Beyond Redemption, is being written and after being serialised on Patreon, will be released in late 2024.
The new covers were created by Jill Harris.
See more about the Vampires of Melbourne series.
I have refreshed my Patreon so that all my lovely supporters get more stories – and the more you pledge, the more words you’ll have coming your way – including personal mail, serialised novels, ebooks and paperbacks!
Visit my Patreon to find out more and make a pledge!