VASTARIEN

I am very pleased that my story, “Grooming my grandfather”, will be appearing in VASTARIEN: A Literary Journal. More details when they are available. (Insert smiley face here.) VASTARIEN: A source of critical study and creative response to the corpus of Thomas Ligotti as well as associated authors and ideas Advertisements

Just how virtuous is patience?

I don’t think that I am a didactic writer. I like me some themes. I enjoy politics. Literature is great when it engages with the world. But if I want to read a pamphlet or a manifesto, I have a drawer full, I don’t need to read stories to get an opinion. I like story […]

Golly gosh …

My cheeks are a hot crimson red with embarrassment at the very kind glowing praise of the editors at Fleas on the Dog in their introduction to my story, KAIJU! Will my social anxiety, coyness and modesty prevent me from reproducing their words? We’ll have to wait until the next paragraph to find out … […]

KAIJU!

My story KAIJU! is available on line now for your free perusal at Fleas on the Dog. More later … Published stories

Where I shall be on Saturday

I’ll be the one by himself not talking to anyone, with his nose in a book. How unusual. Speculative Fiction Festival 2019 Saturday 29 June, 10am-6pm Writing NSW, Callan Park Speculative fiction is the stuff of dreams and nightmares, encompassing science fiction, fantasy and horror in all its guises: near-future dystopia, far-flung space exploration and […]

Moon folk

The 50th anniversary of Apollo landing on the moon approaches, which is a great and wonderful thing, because it means a plethora of all things Luna, and hopefully there will be some gold among the dross. Coincidentally, I have just finished the final draft of my third story about the Apollo mission, and launched it […]