Author's details

Name: Joanne Anderton
Date registered: May 18, 2008
Yahoo! IM: jo_ndrtn

Latest posts

  1. And now for something completely different… — October 23, 2017
  2. PodCastle! — October 11, 2017
  3. Year — December 3, 2016
  4. Awards! Stories! Huzzah! — February 24, 2016
  5. In Your Face — January 14, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. This in an intervention — 13 comments
  2. The Next Big Thing… thing — 12 comments
  3. Character guilt — 10 comments
  4. A little short story in a big wide world — 10 comments
  5. Debris is ALIVE! — 10 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 23

And now for something completely different…


Coming April 2018 from the National Library of Australia… The Flying Optometrist!   The Flying Optometrist travels in his little red aeroplane from his practice in the city to a remote outback town. Lots of people are waiting for him! Young Stephanie can’t wait for him to arrive as she has broken her glasses and …

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Oct 11


In super exciting news, my Aurealis award-winning short story ‘Bullets’ is now up at PodCastle for your listening pleasure! Okay so it’s a horror story, and it’s pretty dark, so maybe pleasure isn’t the right word? Check it out here!

Dec 03



It’s been a Year, hasn’t it. I mean, not since my last post (although close enough) I mean a Year. With a capital Y. One where things happen, and some of them suck. I’m still feeling a bit of a sense of dread, because it’s not over yet. But there’s also a bit of sense of hope, because maybe next year …

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Feb 24

Awards! Stories! Huzzah!

So I’m a little bit behind with this, but am super excited to have a couple of stories up for awards this year! ‘2B’, from Insert Title Here has been shortlisted for a Ditmar and an Aurealis Award! And ‘Bullets’ from In Sunshine Bright and Darkness Deep has been shortlisted for an Aurealis Award too! If …

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Jan 14

In Your Face


When Tehani from Fablecroft Publishing approached me for a provocative story for her In Your Face anthology I immediately knew what I wanted to write. But oddly enough that wasn’t the story I ended up writing. My original idea was a story I’d wanted to write for a while. It dealt with racism and class …

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