The Next Big Thing

You may have seen the blog chain winding its links around the Australian writing community lately. Tansy Rayner Roberts tagged me (read her contribution here) and here is my effort at answering the standard questions. I actually have two concurrent projects (actually, three, but the third involves short stories, so I thought I’d leave them out of it) so it […]

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The Mid Year Review

2012 has been an interesting year so far. By interesting I mean, of course, ‘astonishing’, ‘fantabulous’, ‘exhausting’, ‘exhilarating’ and, quite possibly, ‘TOTALLY ACE!” 2012, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. ONE. March 2012: Showtime I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned how excited I was to have Twelfth Planet Press invite me to submit to their Twelve Planets […]

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Book Launch 8 June: Walking Shadows

I’m very excited and pleased to announce the imminent launch of Walking Shadows,  and you are all cordially invited to attend! Walking Shadows is the follow-up to my vampire novel set in Melbourne, The Opposite of Life (available in paperback at Dymocks on Collins Street and other bookshops, and as an ebook on Amazon.com and Booki.sh) The launch will be […]

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Behold: The cover of Walking Shadows!

The cover for Walking Shadows was unveiled officially at Supanova on Saturday 14 April! Isn’t it glorious? It’s still being finalised and polished, particularly the back cover, but this is it! The Melbourne Arts Centre spire! A new vampire character! Undead shenanigans! I’ve just sent off the latest draft, and if there are no significant edits to come, and if […]

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It's Showtime!!

This week on International Women’s Day (8 March), Twelfth Planet Press announced the official release of my new short story collection, Showtime! I’m so excited to be part of TPP’s Twelve Planets series. I’m also excited to bring you four domestic (but not domesticated) horror stories. Stalemate – a kitchen ghost story Thrall – a Hungarian vampire finds the 21st […]

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GaryView: The Blood Countess by Tara Moss

Lissa: Given your usual misgivings about how vampire books are nothing like actual vampires, what’s the verdict Gary: It was okay. Lissa: I really liked Pandora English. She’s smart, capable, funny and I liked that she wanted to be an investigative journalist, not just write fluff pieces about fashion. Her Aunt Celia was a good character, and I liked her […]

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GaryView: Love and Romanpunk by Tansy Rayner Roberts

*For newcomers, the GaryView is a review of books/films/TV/entertainment carried out as a conversation between Lissa Wilson (librarian) and Gary Hooper (vampire) , characters from my book ‘The Opposite of Life’. Lissa: I hadn’t heard of Lamia’s before. How did I miss the fact that Keats wrote poems about vampires? Gary: Lamia’s aren’t really vampires. They’re not really real, either. […]

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GaryView: Pride and Prejudice (1995 BBC TV series)

Gary: So. That’s… good television, is it? Lissa: Many consider it so. Gary: But it’s just all weird dresses and weirder hats, and everyone finding fancy ways of being obnoxious or stupid. Lissa: Truly, is that all you garnered from it? Gary: Why are you talking funny? Lissa: There is nothing peculiar in my… oh god. Bugger. Sorry. I reread […]

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