New Release: Where the Weird Things Are Vol. 1

Hi everyone! I’ve had a very stressful couple of months but we’re coming out of that now, and I have an announcement! My short story “Sign Me Up” is featured in Deadset Press’s new anthology, Where The Weird Things Are Volume 1. It features a public servant in a job she hates on a dangerousContinue reading “New Release: Where the Weird Things Are Vol. 1”

The One With the End of the Year Summing Up

I remember saying at the end of 2020 that people were putting a helluva a lot of pressure on 2021 to be ~better~ than 2020. I think it’s pretty safe to say that 2021 did not deliver on that front, and I don’t think anyone is harbouring any of the same illusions about 2022. InContinue reading “The One With the End of the Year Summing Up”

2021 Goals Midpoint Check-in

This was supposed to be my quarterly check-in. I found it in my drafts folder today. Oops! I am usually a stickler for having these types of posts go up on the last day of the period they refer to or the first day of the following period, but here we are. 😂 This yearContinue reading “2021 Goals Midpoint Check-in”

What I Achieved in 2020

When I posted my 2020 Writing Goals on the first of January, Australia was basically on fire. My city was shrouded in smoke, as were others, and N95 masks had sold out across the country. At the time, we thought it couldn’t really get much worse. March 30 was my first day working from home.Continue reading “What I Achieved in 2020”

#FlashFiction – “Not the Last”

Today my lovely friends at Swell Publications posted the following writing prompt on their Facebook page: “If you only had one day to live, what would you do with your time? I can’t decide whether to save the world from impending doom or go get froyo.” My story is not so much a “one dayContinue reading “#FlashFiction – “Not the Last””

My Author Photo Shoot!

So most of the photos I have of myself are connected to the local theatre productions I’ve done over the years. I’m usually wearing makeup and contact lenses. Which is all fine, but theatre!me is quite a different vibe to author!me. This year I met Stephanie, who is still in high-school but already has anContinue reading “My Author Photo Shoot!”

2020 Writing Goals – October Check-in

At the start of this year, some writer friends and I chose a word as the theme for the coming 12 months. Mine was LEARN. I’ve definitely been learning. And now we’re on the downhill run towards the end of the year. In some ways, it feels like the months have dragged on beyond belief, andContinue reading “2020 Writing Goals – October Check-in”

Snippet er… Sunday? – September 27, 2020

Yes, I’m leaving the graphic up even though it has the wrong day on it. Soon I’ll get back to regular Saturday posts. 😂 I got some lovely responses to my flash fiction on Wednesday, so thank you for that! Apart from flash fiction, I’ve spent the last week getting back into my edits andContinue reading “Snippet er… Sunday? – September 27, 2020”