The Aurealis Awards Weekend is over. I always feel so invigorated after spending time with the Spec Fic community. Lots of dinners, drinks and huge brekkies. Lots of book talk, movie talk, writer talk. Very very little ego. Lots of laughter and support.
Trudi Canavan and I did a signing at Pulp Fiction Books along with Sean Williams, Scott Westerfield and others. Brilliant bookshop, this one. Here’s Trudi and me at the table. Photo taken by Trudi, who just won her first Aurealis for Best Fantasy Novel!
“Slights” didn’t win the Best Horror Novel. That honour was taken by “Red Queen” by Honey Brown, so congrats to Honey.
The good news is that Ellen Datlow has taken “The Gaze Dogs of Nine Waterfall” for her Year’s Best Horror 2. I am totally thrilled about this. Gaze Dogs is a Fijian story, inspired by a news item in the Fiji Times talking about vampire dogs killing stock.