News: Sherlock Holmes short stories and CrimesceneWA

“I hear of Sherlock everywhere since you became his chronicler.” Mycroft Holmes, ‘The Greek Interpreter’. You may have noticed that I’ve been writing a lot of Holmesian fiction of late – sometimes in short stories where they are the traditional epic best friends, and sometimes as a romantic couple. (I maintain that all interpretations are valid interpretations.) Whichever approach I […]

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Book Launch 30 March 2016: The Adventure of the Colonial Boy

Improbable Press and I are very pleased to announce that The Adventure of the Colonial Boy is having an official launch! The Adventure of the Colonial Boy is a Holmes/Watson romance set in Australia in 1893. Murder! Dangerous sea voyages! Deductions! Snakes! Honour, angst, and chases! Unrequited love, requited! DETAILS When: Wednesday 30 March 2016.  6.30 for a 7pm start. […]

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Continuum 11: Launching Thrive and Building Connections

I’ve just spent the weekend at Melbourne’s annual Continuum Convention, and had (as usual) an absolute blast. I did a few panels – including one on filking (fannish folk music, basically) which resulted in a new Facebook Melbourne Filking community being set up. I spent the rest of the time running a table in the dealer’s room (selling books and […]

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Clunes Booktown 2015

After missing Booktown last year, it was lovely to get to Clunes today for my third Booktown festival. I caught the special service train that VLine put on for the festival and spent the day helping out at Clan Destine Press’s table, talking about books and wandering among the bookstalls. Fellow Clan Destine author Jane Routley, dressed strikingly for the […]

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Workshop: How to Avoid the Bad Sex Award

Writing is hard, yo! And writing scenes of sex and intimacy are at least as hard as everything else. Maybe harder. Yes, I know. As soon as you mention ‘sex’, everything becomes a double entrendre. Sometimes just single entendres. Bear with me. Or bare with me. Whichever you prefer. Recognising the difficulties of writing scenes of physical and emotional intimacy […]

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Queermance 2014: An Overview

In late March, the first Queermance writers festival was held in Melbourne, celebrating queer relationships in fiction. Attendance was relatively small but very keen. Panels included Writing What you Aren’t (in part about straight writers who write queer fiction – like me), The Art of Getting Published, and Writing Sex and Erotica (and how to do it well). The talented Scarlett […]

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Queermance Festival 2014

Melbourne’s Queermance festival, celebrating LGBT fiction, is on from 21-23 March 2014 at the Mercure on Therry Street. Clan Destine Press, the publisher of my Secret Agents stories and the upcoming M/M Talbott and Burns series is one of the sponsors of the event. I’ll be appearing on panels, doing a reading from one of my short stories and generally […]

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