News: Support me on Patreon! (There are books in it for you)

Narrelle M Harris on Patreon In December 2017 I began a Patreon account to help fund my fiction writing. My first Patreon project is to re-release my first book, made up of two novellas – Fly By Night and Sacrifice – as a novella series under the banner, Duo Ex Machina. The Duo Ex Machina series is about Frank Capriano […]

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2017: My Writing Year in Review

When 2016 came to a close, I was very happy with my writing year. A new novel, a new one-shot erotic spy adventure, several short stories and a poem all published! Who knew 2017 would get better? The biggest writing news of 2017 for me was winning the ‘Body in the Library’ category of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards with my […]

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‘Jane’ wins The Body in the Library category at the Scarlet Stiletto Awards

This year I entered the Sisters in Crime Australia Scarlet Stiletto Awards for the very first time. The awards, hosted by Sisters in Crime and a number of generous sponsors, are for crime stories written by Australian women and with female protagonists. I am absolutely thrilled to have received the Body in the Library first place with my ghost story, […]

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News: Horror story sale to Jay Henge

I’m delighted to announce that my short horror story, “Passive Aggressive”, has been accepted for Jay Henge’s next anthology, Myths, Monsters, Muations. I’ve also had a science fiction story accepted for their following anthology, Wavelengths, though the cover isn’t yet available for that one. Jay Henge creates entertaining themed anthologies. I have works in two other anthologies – “Death’s Door” […]

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New Release: Sherlock Holmes: The Australian Casebook

Today is the launch day for Sherlock Holmes: The Australian Casebook – an anthology of Sherlock Holmes stories set in different parts of Australia in 1890. I was delighted to have an opportunity to write another Holmes story set in Colonial-era Victoria after my Holmes/Watson 1893 romance, The Adventure of the Colonial Boy, and promptly set about using my goldfields […]

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Interview: Tansy Rayner Roberts and Belladonna University

My longtime readers know that I’ve loved Tansy Rayner Roberts’ work for years, from her Creature Court series through to the crime cosies set in Hobart that she writes as Livia Day and the delightful Castle Charming series. When I discovered she had a Patreon account, I rushed on in to pay $3 a month to read new work as […]

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The Lady Novelist pays her respects to King Richard III (part 1)

My relationship with Richard III is a bit rambling and has a few strange turns. Like most people, what I knew of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, boiled down to one simple story: he was a wicked, hunchbacked man who stole the throne and murdered his innocent nephews, before being cut down in battle while calling out for a horse. […]

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Release day: Ravenfall

It’s 1st September, and a happy release day to my latest (and eighth) book, Ravenfall, published by Clan Destine Press. If you have pre-ordered the paperback, today’s the day your retailer will send it to you on black feathery wings! Set in contemporary London, Ravenfall is the story of James Sharpe, a vampire who wonders if it’s possible to fallin […]

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A Tale of Two Conferences

I spent the middle of August in Queensland. Respite from Melbourne’s very chilly winter was a bonus but not the purpose. Instead, I was attending my first ever Romance Writers of Australia conference, and then loitering a little longer so I could join Tim on the Sunshine Coast for his conference with the Australian Society of Travel Writers. And then […]

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Add a little Spark! to your life

Every writer needs a bit of encouragement – wherever they are in their career. We all like to know what techniques other writers use to get started, to keep going, to get motivated and to write even when we’re not. I contribute from time to time to an excellent little newsletter called Spark! Distributed by Improbable Press, it’s designed to […]

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