Tag Archives: Sisters in Crime Australia

More on Death in July

Death in July: Festival of women’s crime writing Christina Bulbrook This article first appeared in Lip, 1 July 2014 Women’s crime writing has come a long way, but it hasn’t been smooth sailing. Like walking in high heels, there have … Continue reading

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Festival: Death in July

Next weekend I head to Ballarat for Death in July: A Festival of Women’s Crime Writing. A collaboration between Sisters in Crime Australia and Ballarat Writers Inc, Death in July is a celebration of Australian women’s crime writing designed to get the blood pumping despite … Continue reading

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Turning women to crime

This article first appeared in artsHub, Thursday 14 Nov 2013. Photos are the author’s own. Twenty years ago the Scarlet Stilettos changed crime writing from a gritty macho genre to a sexy stage for women writers. Red shoes, according to the … Continue reading

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Answers from The Bones Lady

I had the pleasure of interviewing American forensic anthropologist and bestselling crime novelist Kathy Reichs twice during the Melbourne leg of the tour to promote her new Temperance Brennan novel, Bones of the Lost. A number of people suggested questions for … Continue reading

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Questions for The Bones Lady?

Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist, award winning crime writer and producer of the hit Fox TV series Bones, which is based on her work and her novels. Her first Temperance Brennan novel, Déjà Dead, won the 1997 Ellis Award … Continue reading

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Sisters in Crime: Across all worlds

I am very excited to be part of Sisters in Crime: Across all worlds, a panel discussion to be chaired by one of my favourite Australian crime writers Leigh Redhead, this Friday 19 July 2013. I’ll be sharing the panel with … 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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The Red Shoe

Last night I had a wonderful dream that my short story ‘The Teardrop Tattoos’ won the Sisters in Crime 18th Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Then I woke up and found on my kitchen table a scarlet stiletto mounted on a perspex … Continue reading

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Accounting for taste

At the risk of never eating lunch in this town again or at least not making invitation lists for future Davitt Awards and Stella Prize, I’m going to weigh into the debate about gender bias in Australian crime writing awards recently … Continue reading

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SheKilda all right

A couple of things struck me–fortunately neither a blunt object nor a stiletto–at the SheKilda Australian Women’s Crime Convention in Melbourne last weekend. So many women, including distinguished and established writers, talked about their fears and doubts when it came … Continue reading

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