New Story Release: The Now Effect

Daniel and I are back sitting at the dining room table. He pops the champagne and fills my glass to the brim, as he did before. I still can’t get my head around this phenomenon. It’s enigmatic enlightenment, but makes me question whether I’ve fully appreciated every other moment in my life… the Now EffectContinue reading “New Story Release: The Now Effect”

30 stories in 30 days with @Writers_Vic #WVFlashFic22

During April, Writers Victoria runs a fun micro-fiction competition. Each day, they release a word prompt, and writers are asked to write a story up to 30 words incorporating the prompt. They choose a daily winner, then an overall winner at the end of the month who receive a free Writers Victoria workshop of theirContinue reading “30 stories in 30 days with @Writers_Vic #WVFlashFic22”

2021 Australian Shadows Awards Finalists Announced

The Australian Shadows Awards are annual literary awards presented by the Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) to celebrate the best in horror and dark fiction published by an Australian/New Zealand/Oceania resident within the calendar year. Entries are judged on their overall effect within the horror genre based on the author’s skill, delivery, and lasting resonance.Continue reading “2021 Australian Shadows Awards Finalists Announced”

New Story Release: The Dig Tree

13th February 1861: “If I turn my face to the east, I can taste the salt in the sea breeze. However, a murky swampland filled with twisted mangroves blocks our path to the ocean. Had Burke heeded my warning about the extreme weather in this country, we would not be caught in monsoonal rains that threatenContinue reading “New Story Release: The Dig Tree”

Twice the Pleasure

My love affair with drabbles continues with my latest acceptance to Black Hare Press Dark Moments Monthly challenge. The theme for February was Lovers and the story had to be exactly 100 words (not including the title). I love creating titles and they can be used to squeeze in some extra words to expand theContinue reading “Twice the Pleasure”

The Happiness Man

My latest short story, The Happiness Man, has just been released with Tales to Terrify, a weekly short horror fiction podcast. The story is about love, death, and an ethereal entity that feeds on happiness, and was released to coincide with Women in Horror Month with guest host Meredith Morgenstern, and narrated by Seth Williams.Continue reading “The Happiness Man”

What’s Your Adventure?

Have you ever wanted to be the hero of your own story? Well, now you can, with Story City. They’ve just launched a shiny new app that hosts interactive stories that only open when you’re in the right physical location—things like choose your adventures, puzzle trails, and the like. You can check out my story,Continue reading “What’s Your Adventure?”

‘The Best Medicine’ Author Interview with Caterina Franciosi, “Il Salotto Letterario”, Italy

I had the honour of being interviewed by Caterina Franciosi, “Il Salotto Letterario”, Italy, about my story The Best Medicine. Before we jump to the interview, here’s some background information: The Story The Best Medicine is a horror short story about a wife caring for her acquired brain-injured husband on a remote property in theContinue reading “‘The Best Medicine’ Author Interview with Caterina Franciosi, “Il Salotto Letterario”, Italy”

The 2021 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot Announced which includes THE BEST MEDICINE

I was so excited to see this in my email today. The 2021 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot has been announced and I’m stunned and honored that THE BEST MEDICINE made the list for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction. It’s only the preliminary ballot but this is a huge achievement for me. The next stepContinue reading “The 2021 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot Announced which includes THE BEST MEDICINE”