My dad passed away a few weeks ago. When I was up at his funeral everyone kept asking: ‘How are you?’ And I’d say, ‘Everything is great except for this.’ That’s how things are right now. Everything is going really well except my dad died. I wasn’t close to my dad. When we reconnected, both… 

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The Nerdvention: Contact 2016


I attended my first Natcon this year, Brisbane’s Contact. Not only did I get to attend, I got to participate as well, which is rad because watching stuff is fine, but doing stuff is way more fine, ya know? The weekend got off to a great start, because not only did my doctor actually listen… 

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Hugo Eligibility

Hugo nominations are now open, and I’ve got stories that are eligible! Me, me! If you’re a member of MidAmeriCon II, you can nominate and vote for your favourite stories of the year, some of which are hopefully mine. Follow this link, and nom away. I’ll be at the Hugos this year, and I’d be… 

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Hanging Out With Writers


Hanging out with writers is the best. This weekend I went to the masquerade ball that served as the launch for Isobelle Carmody’s The Red Queen. Not only did I get to hang out with the biggest, most fancy and stellar bunch of dorks in the known universe, but I got to do by absolute favourite thing,… 

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Welcome to Orphancorp


Last June, while freaking out just before Clarion, wondering where all those stories I was supposed to write were gonna come from, I typed three words into my ideas file: Welcome To Orphancorp. The rest is history. Nah, the rest is a lot of work in cafes in three different cities (Seattle, Melbourne, Sydney and… 

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Viva La Novella – The Results


This Friday the results of Seizure’s Viva La Novella prize are announced at the Melbourne Writers Festival. You might remember my novella Welcome To Orphancorp is shortlisted for this prize, so if you’re in Melbourne, come along! You might get to see me win a thing! You might get to buy me a celebratory vodka,… 

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Going It Alone


  Hey beautiful jerks, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’m writing to you from a futon in the corner of a living room on the twenty-seventh floor of a building that looks out over the city of Melbourne and down over the freeway to the ocean. The futon has been kindly provided by an… 

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Reading this Sunday


Guys, guys. If you’re in Newcastle this weekend for TINA (This Is Not Art) or the NYWF (National Young Writers Festival), then come see me read as part of the Late Night Dystopian Readings. My piece is a post-apocalyptic tale of finding love (or lust!) at a diner in a nuclear wasteland. Hope to see you… 

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