At Bad Reputation, Maura McHugh talks about five female writers she admires, and I’m honoured to make her list. Others are Gemma Files, Sarah Langan, Sarah Pinborough and Mira Grant.
Pendragon Press have announced the anthology ‘Visions Fading Fast’, edited by Gary McMahon. Six novellas. Mine is called “The History Thief” and it freaked me out when I was writing it. The other authors are Reggie Oliver, Joel Lane, Paul Meloy and Nathan Ballingrud.
Nathan will also appear in ‘Teeth‘, Ellen Datlow’s new anthology from Harper Collins. My story “The List of Definite Endings” will appear in the book. E.C. Myers cut together two excellent interviews for the book. Check out part two to see me being evil.
I’m judging both the short fiction award for Australian Shadows and the Australian Horror Writers’ Association fiction competition, the last along with Lee Battersby and Stephen Dedman. You have to be a member to enter the competition. I’m enjoying what I’ve read so far.
Tim Pratt at Locus talked about my short story collection ‘Dead Sea Fruit’ in a very positive review.
Colin Steele at the Canberra Times did the same.
That’s all for now! I’ve been researching the moth effect for a story I’m working on, and with the help of friends on Facebook and elsewhere, tracked down a story I read long ago. Called “The Cocoon, by John B.L. Goodwin, it is a highly disturbing, brilliantly written story.