Well, That Was An Interesting Week…

It's Sunday night, and I have 'been in' New Zealand most of the past week at ConZealand, this year's WorldCon. By 'being in' New Zealand, I was of course referring to being at the convention 'virtually.' This has been the very first completely online WorldCon, courtesy of COVID-19. As everyone has been fond of saying … Continue reading Well, That Was An Interesting Week…

What A Week!

This week Frontier Incursion went on sale. And for a brief moment, (well two days, actually). it was a number one bestseller on amazon.com.au and also Kobo. It was a very exciting moment, so I took a screenshot just to make sure I never forget. It's an exciting moment for an author, even if it's … Continue reading What A Week!

Writing New Things

For some years, I've been writing the Frontier Trilogy. By writing, I mean first, second, third draft, submission, acceptance, editing, editing, editing (I could keep typing that one), and then proofreading it. Now that the series is complete and has been released, it all feels a bit weird. It's not like I haven't been writing … Continue reading Writing New Things

Reading Is Like A Smorgasbord

I'm in quite a number of groups on both Facebook and Goodreads. Some are writers groups, others are genre specific. I write speculative fiction, currently science fiction, and I've been pondering the myriad of sub-genres in the world of speculative fiction and the place of YA in current speculative fiction reading and writing. There are … Continue reading Reading Is Like A Smorgasbord

Back from Continuum 11 (Southern Skies)

I missed blog posting last week as I was at Continuum - Melbourne's Speculative Fiction Convention. It was a great weekend, catching up with people I met last year, and being on panels and attending panels. Cons are great fun. My biggest problem is making sure I don't panel myself to death. I love hearing … Continue reading Back from Continuum 11 (Southern Skies)

Swancon and the #c1blitz!

I've had a flat out week. It's been a real doozy. I went over to Swancon last week, and participated as a panellist and the paperback version of Frontier Resistance was officially released as well, and then this weekend has been the critique and winner reveals of Freshly Squeezed Reads #c1blitz. Swancon was great. I … Continue reading Swancon and the #c1blitz!

Pondering Ethics In The Real World, And The Worlds Of Our Imaginations.

I've been watching a few Goodreads threads this week, and also a few threads on Facebook in a couple of group I participate in. They've been about a variety of things, but mostly about sexism and exploitation.I was struck by the variety of reasoning used by the various posters.There were discussions about historical accuracy in … Continue reading Pondering Ethics In The Real World, And The Worlds Of Our Imaginations.

Barbara Jefferis Award Nomination

Barbara Jefferis was an Australian Writer who was the first female president of the Australian Society of Authors. The Australian Society of Authors describes her thus: 'Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, 'a rare being amongst … Continue reading Barbara Jefferis Award Nomination