Tag Archives: The Half-Child

Whitney and I

Only last night I was talking about Whitney Houston, reliving the memory of discovering karaoke on a study tour to the Philippines in 1989, when the sad news came through today of her untimely death at the age of 48. … Continue reading

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Jump cuts

I’m excited to announce that my short story ‘The Teardrop Tattoos’, has been shortlisted for the 2011 Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Awards. The story is a change of pace for me. Unlike my novels, which are set in Thailand, … Continue reading

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Ned Kelly Awards 2011 Shortlist

I am thrilled to announce The Half-Child has made a shortlist of three for Best Fiction in this year’s Ned Kelly Awards. The Half-Child is in good company: I recently read Bereft, by Chris Womersley and I’m rapt to have my book … Continue reading

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On a high note

My tumultuous year is ending on a high note, with The Half-Child making lists of best crime reads for 2010 in the Sydney Sun-Herald (‘Footnotes’), the Adelaide Advertiser (‘The best words between the covers’). It is high praise indeed to … Continue reading

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Summer reading

The Half-Child has gone electric, the eBook version released just in time for Christmas. You can buy it at Kobo Books or through Borders. A Kindle version will follow in a few months. Don’t you love that I sound like … Continue reading

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Locusts, book lovers & a Giant Murray Cod

I travelled to Swan Hill recently for my day job, but my enterprising colleague and self-appointed agent Lea decided I should combine the visit with an author tour. So I went straight from the train, past the Giant Murray Cod, to Swan Hill Primary … Continue reading

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Naming names

‘Names in fiction have an almost mystical importance,’ writes Jane Sullivan in The enabling art of naming names (The Age, A2, Sat 13 Nov 2010 p.25). Indeed, there is an almost mystical story to the name of one of the … Continue reading

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Travelling and talking

I will be appearing at a couple of exciting events in the next few weeks. The first is at the Swan Hill Regional Library on Thurs 25 November at 7pm, where as the flier says, I will be talking about writing, … Continue reading

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More reviews of The Half-Child

There have been another spate of mostly very pleasing reviews of The Half-Child in the past week or so. In an article entitled Female sleuths hit mean streets, The Sun-Herald in Sydney gave The Half-Child a great rap, saying: “With Savage, … Continue reading

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From the Sydney of the past to the Thailand of today

This Friday 15 October 2010 I will be appearing on a fantastic panel for the Sisters in Crime alongside Sulari Gentill and PM Newton, ‘From the Sydney of the past to the Thailand of today: How crime (writing) interprets the World‘. Sulari and … Continue reading

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