I respond with a mixture of envy and fear every time a writer tells me they were born to write. Every time I read about this famous writer getting their first type-writer at 10, or that famous writer publishing their first story at 14, it rankles. It’s not all bad, starting late, there is an   Read More …

Categories: Fiction, Uncategorized

The shortlist for the Ditmar Awards has been released and I’m on it. Twice. Which means I’m double-decker chuffed, as my five year old son would say. The Ditmars are voted on by the Australian spec fic community (where the Aurealis Awards are a juried prize). First, Flame Trees was nominated in the Best Short   Read More …

Categories: Fiction


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