Coming in 2018! Sherlock Holmes in modern Melbourne!

On the heels of my last Sherlock Holmes story announcement comes a new sale! My Sherlock Holmes Alternative Universe story, “The Problem of the Three Journals”, has been accepted for Volume 2 of The Baker Street Irregulars anthology, published by Diversion Books. Here’s Volume One: Baker Street Irregulars: Thirteen Authors With New Takes on Sherlock Holmes “The Three Journals” is […]

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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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Melbourne Literary: Word and Way

Melbourne’s City Council has been promoting laneway art projects for many years. In 2002, artist Evangelos Sakaris created Word and Way in Heffernan Lane, a small street linking the ‘Little Greece’ of Lonsdale Street to Little Bourke Street’s Chinatown. Word and Way features quotes from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu and Greek philosopher Heraclitus depicted as street signs. The signs, affixed […]

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Melbourne Literary: Newspaper House Mosaic

Newspaper House 247 Collins Street, Melbourne When the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper took possession of this 1884 building in 1932, it decided to commission a new facade. Artist Napier Waller took on the task of creating its gilded mosaic, inspired by Puck’s line “I’ll put a girdle round about the earth”, taken from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The […]

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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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