I’m a New Zealander who now lives in Melbourne, Australia with my husband and three children. Since the beginning of 2011, I have worked part time as a teacher aide at a local primary school, an occupation that has become my third biggest passion behind my family and writing. And then there are the dogs; the whole family pitches in to foster stray and surrendered dogs until we can find them new, permanent homes.
You might find the occasional recipe, cute little story about my kids (biological and ‘adopted’ students) or dogs, or highly opinionated piece ranting about something or other I’ve read on the Net. But this blog is mostly about the writing.
I’m a short story writer who has lofty ambitions to write novels. Occasionally I flirt with literary and mainstream fiction, and once or twice my work has been described as “interstitial”, but my true love is speculative fiction.
My first short story was published in 2004, and since then my work has been published or is forthcoming in over 80 print and electronic publications. In 2008 I won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent. A few of my stories have been shortlisted here and there for other national awards (i.e. Aurealis Awards, Shadows Awards).
I’m also an associate editor for Dark Moon Digest and was the vice-president of Dark Continents Publishing during its four years of existence.
And I love hosting guest posts. If you’re a writer or genre fan or anybody else who has something to say and thinks this would be a good place to say it, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.