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Peter Carey Award longlist

In a week when I really needed some good news, I was absolutely thrilled to learn that my short story, ‘The Black Feather’, has been long listed for the 2020 Peter Carey Award. The award is named in honour of … Continue reading

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Crime Scenes review

The following review appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on Sat 14 May 2016 under the heading, Crime Scenes review: A collection of gems from criminally good writers. ED., ZANE LOVITT SPINELESS WONDERS, $27.99 Crime Scenes is … Continue reading

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Review of Australian Fiction: a new short story

Have you discovered the Review of Australian Fiction yet? RAF publishes two short stories in every issue, pairing an established writer alongside an emerging writer, across a range of genres. For a modest subscription fee, you get these two short … Continue reading

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At the Melbourne Museum

Earlier this week, I watched a short presentation by illustrator, artist and author Christophe Niemann on How to Overcome the 3 Fears Every Creative Faces. To avoid the fear of running out of ideas, Niemann (and others) suggest taking time … Continue reading

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Scarlet Stiletto Awards shortlist 2014

I’m thrilled to share news that my short story, ‘The Elephant Thief’, has been shortlisted by Sisters in Crime Australia for the 2014 Scarlet Stiletto Awards. It’s the third time I’ve entered a story in the Scarlet Stiletto Awards. First time around was 1998, … Continue reading

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Review: Holiday in Cambodia

I started this year with a plan for this blog. Each month, I was going to post, in sequence: an update on my writing, an article inspired by my reading, a review of someone else’s book, and a post about … Continue reading

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Review: Sightseeing

As I’m always on the lookout for books by Thai writers available in English, I can’t believe it has taken me all this time to discover Sightseeing, Rattawut Lapcharoensap’s award-winning short story collection first published in 2005. I chanced upon a hardcover … Continue reading

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Hard Labour starts to pay off

There are times when maintaining a blog is a drag, a necessary evil for a fiction writer who would frankly rather spend her precious time writing fiction. Times when I struggle to find something interesting to blog about. Other times … Continue reading

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The Teardrop Tattoos now available

I’m thrilled to announce my award winning short story The Teardrop Tattoos is now available to purchase here on Amazon for Kindle readers. Set in Melbourne, Australia, the story is told by an anonymous narrator recently released from prison into public … Continue reading

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Me and other Aussie authors

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’ve got less than 12 hours to complete the Aussie Authors Challenge I signed up for in 2011. I aimed for the ‘True Blue’ category of reading and reviewing 12 books by at least nine … Continue reading

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