I am so excited to share the announcement that I was the 2022 winner of the Australasian Horror Writers Association Robert N Stephenson Flash Fiction & Short Story Competition for the Flash Fiction category. My story “The Carnival Girl “ was a dystopian horror with LGBTQI themes and will be published in the next episode… Continue reading Horror Award Win
Conflux 16- Speculative Fiction Conventions from October 1 -3 will be hosting my book launch for Bluebells. After several hospital admission interruptions, I’m looking forward to properly launching my debut novella from Black Hare Press. Tickets for Conflux 16 are essential. Book here. Bluebells has its belated official launch on October 2nd at 12:30 pm… Continue reading Bluebells Book Launch
Silver medallion with Chimaera logo and text reading Aurealis Awards Winner The Aurealis Awards management team, on behalf of the Canberra …2021 Aurealis Awards Winners
A huge thanks to our amazing judges, who have read an enormous number of entered works to pare it down for these excellent shortlists. It’s always a …2021 Aurealis Awards Shortlist Announcement
I’ll be appearing at my first ever Canberra Geek Markets on 11/12/2021 with other authors of the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild (CSFG). @Cat Sparks CSFG authors on the day include multi-award winning horror author Karron Warren, award winning speculative fiction author Cat Sparks and multi-award winning speculative fiction author Gillian Polack. This is a great… Continue reading Canberra Geek Markets
I had a wonderful opportunity to chat with author Clare Rhoden recently about what inspires my writing. I also shared an extract from “The Golden-Lion Monkey” published in Leo (The Zodiac Series, #8) by Deadset Press.
Congratulations to all the finalists, and a huge thanks to our panelists who have read an enormous number of entered works to pare it down for these …2020 Aurealis Awards Shortlist Announcement
In celebrating Women in Horror Month, I have been fortunate to be interviews by Eerie River Publishing, a small press based in Ontario, Canada specialising in horror, dark fiction and dark fantasy. You can read the Author spotlight interview on Eerie River Publishing blog here. While you're there, check out the other amazing women writers… Continue reading Women in Horror Interviews & More!
February is Women in Horror Month! What began, and essentially still is, a movement to celebrate and highlight female creators in the horror genre. There has been a tradition of women writing horror long before Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein but female horror writers continue to remain in the shadows compared to their male counterparts. There are… Continue reading Women in Horror Month
I attended Continuum15/NatCon 58 convention in Melbourne from June 7-10, 2019. The convention is an annual event for the Australian speculative fiction community. This was my first Continuum convention and I was looking forward to the many expert panels, workshops, Markets, the Maskbalao, Ditmar Awards, Shadows Awards & Norma K Hemming Awards. Ticket pricing was very generous with… Continue reading Continuum 15, 2019