Cranky Ladies: Julie d’Aubigny aka La Maupin

Night Terrace isn’t the only really cool crowdfunded project I’m supporting this month. There’s also the Pozible fundraiser for the Cranky Ladies of History anthology by Fablecroft! They’ve reached full funding already – but now they’re working on stretch targets for the best ways to use the extra funds raised! In March, I am writing about some Cranky Ladies of […]

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Romance with the Night Terrace Crew

I love SF comedy. I love shows with terrific female lead characters. I love Kickstarter. And I love my incredibly talented brother-in-law John Richards, who is one of the fantabulous creative team behind the new SF comedy radio serial Night Terrace, about Anastasia Black (Jackie Woodburne of Neighbours fame) a retired world-saving adventurer who finds her quiet life irritatingly interrupted […]

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Cranky Ladies: Lola Montez and The Arts of Beauty

In March, I am writing about some Cranky Ladies of History across my Kitty and Cadaver, Mortal Words and Adventurous Hearts blogs, in honour and support of the Cranky Ladies of History anthology Pozible campaign. The contents of the book haven’t been finalised, but the anthology has submissions from amazing writers like Karen Healey, Jane Yolen, Rob Shearman, Foz Meadows, Kirstyn McDermott, Garth Nix and Deborah […]

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Don't Fence Me In (or, Narrelle's adventures in new genres)

I sometimes sort-of-joke in job interviews that I haven’t had a career path. I’ve had a career meander. I’ve pottered about, taking jobs on the basis of my skills and interests at the time. Sometimes my interests were basically ‘I need to pay the rent’. I have been a bank teller, a customer service person, a kitchen hand and, for […]

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Invasion at Warrnambool!

Museums and pop culture – especially SFnal pop culture – never used to occupy the same space. They still don’t, on the whole, but in Warrnambool, a country town in western Victoria, that juxtaposition is on offer until 28 January. The Warrnambool Art Gallery’s Invasion exhibition is housing the touring British exhibition of SF costumes, props, promotional figures and replicas […]

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Repurposed memories

I lived in Egypt in the early 1990s, when my husband and I taught English as a Foreign Language at a school in Cairo. When we left after two years (to go to Poland), as a farewell present I was given a watch which had the numbers in Arabic lettering. The strap was a slightyly odd design so when it […]

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