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Reading post-kids

Reading post-kids

When I was preggo for the first time, I got a lot of tips and warnings and advice on what my life would be like after the baby came along. None of which prepared me in the slightest, by the way. Anyway, the one thing nobody actually bothered to warn me about, but which I could have used the warnings for, was just how dramatically having kids would impact on my reading choices.

Game of Definitions

Game of Definitions

In which I being 2017 by trying to define exactly what I mean when I use the term “literary fiction”. Spoiler alert: I spend a lot of words to not get very far.

NaNoWriMo… not this year *sigh*

NaNoWriMo… not this year *sigh*

I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year. I wish I was. I love doing it, it’s communal, high energy, fast-paced. It’s about as close to an adrenaline hit as you can get sitting alone pouring words into a keyboard. But no. This year, I’m…. editing. *gulp*

New Antho from the AHWA

New Antho from the AHWA

Soooo, some exciting news. The Australian Horror Writers Association have announced an excellent new anthology to celebrate their 10th (ish) anniversary – a Best Of Midnight Echo Magazine: Dead of Night. And I’ve got a story in there, surrounded by some of the greatest Australian horror writers, so yay to that!

Not Guilty Pleasures

Not Guilty Pleasures

There’s something I don’t get. It’s when people talk about reading as a guilty pleasure. As in, they’re reading it and they’re enjoying it, loving it, can’t put it down. Reading is giving them pleasure.

And they feel guilty about it. Because apparently whatever it is they’re reading isn’t, I don’t know, good enough or something.

Well bollocks to that, I say.