The Australian Shadows Paul Haines Long Fiction shortlist:
SOUL KILLER, BY ROBERT HOOD (from the Robots vs Zombies series)
THE HOME FOR BROKEN DOLLS, BY KIRSTYN MCDERMOTT (from Caution: Small Parts)
THE UNWANTED WOMEN OF SURREY, BY KAARON WARREN (from Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells)
This year, the Australian Shadows Award for long-fiction has been named for Paul Haines, a wonderful writer and man we lost to cancer. I’m so proud and honoured to be on the shortlist for that reason alone, but to be on there with Kirstyn McDermott and Rob Hood, two of my favourite writers? Brilliant!