Category Archive: Writing

Jan 26

Conflux Writers Day

So, have I mentioned that I’m one of the plenary speakers at the Conflux Writers Day in Canberra this April? I haven’t made much of a fuss about this, mainly because *NERVES*… ahem. But you know, I think it’s going to be awesome, and I’m really excited to be involved.¬†The theme of the day is …

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Dec 03



I’ve been in book-land for the past few weeks and terribly lax in my updating. So here goes: A lovely review of Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear over at A Fantastical Librarian. Not only am I thrilled that she enjoyed ‘The Bone Chime Song’ but this bit made me go ‘eep’: When I was approached …

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Nov 28

The Next Big Thing… thing

So, Mr Alan Baxter¬†(and then Catherine Knutsson) tagged me in this Next Big Thing thing, and knowing better than to argue with either of them, I’m here to play along. And I’m going to talk about something new! 1) What is the working title of your next book? It’s currently titled The Bone Gardens. I …

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Nov 15


This book has a name. And now it has 60,000 words. It’s not a real book yet, but it’s starting to look like it might be one. One day. We’re about to enter the final, 3rd act. I like this act. There are two big traumatic events coming up, and they’re just dying to come …

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Jul 02

The inspiration for The Bone Chime Song

I’m hanging out with the lovely Sue Bursztynski over at her website The Great Raven, chatting about the inspiration for The Bone Chime Song. This is part of a series she’s running for Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear, and it’s fascinating to read about the different stories in the anthology and where they all came …

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