What’s going on with Narrelle right now? Why, this of course!
Sydney Book Launch 30 September 2023: This Fresh Hell
The launch of This Fresh Hell in Melbourne went wonderfully well in August – and for folks in Sydney, there’s another book event to be held at Galaxy Bookshop at 131 York Street on 30 September 2023.
I can’t be there, but several of the anthology authors, led by Annie McCann, will be there to talk about the book and their stories in it!
This Fresh Hell is full of stories following common horror tropes – but with a twist!
You can let Galaxy know you’re attending by checking in with their Facebook page.
You can read more about the book at Clan Destine’s website too.
This October, I will be attending the Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival – 26-29 October 2023 – in Tasmania – not only as an attendee but as a mentor for the professional development residences taking place from 21 October to 12 November.
Love crime, love Tassie, love writing? You should think about coming along!
“Night Blooms” in Heartlines Volume 2
I recently sold my short story “Night Blooms” to Heartlines SFF magazine in Canada, whose submission guidelines are for “short fiction and poetry focused on long-term relationships: platonic, romantic, or familial. We don’t want the blaze of new love or the obsession of a new friend. We want pieces that show that comfort that develops when people know each other for years”.
I’m so glad they liked it. It went live on 1 August and will be free to read from 15 August at https://www.heartlines-spec.com/night-blooms-by-narrelle-harris/
New Song: “Eclipse”
“Eclipse”, originally inspired by BBC Sherlock’s John Watson and his inner darkness, now appears in my novel, “Kitty and Cadaver” in the scene where Texan Steve first hears Indigenous Aussie Steve and discovers that the young man ‘the minstrel tongue’ – the magic in music that can weilded by ‘minstrels’.
It’s on most music streaming platforms, and you can listen to it on YouTube.