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”

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”

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”

‘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”

2021 Awards Eligibility Post

In the spirit of eternal optimism, it’s that time of year when writers put together a list of stories they’ve published during 2021. The list helps people find stories to nominate for science fiction, horror, and fantasy awards. I was fortunate to have three awards eligible stories published this year, and I’ve listed these below:Continue reading “2021 Awards Eligibility Post”

Dark Moments Monthly Drabble Challenge

Another month, another writing challenge and Black Hare Press continues to tempt me with its Dark Moments monthly drabble challenge. The theme for September was Halloween, and stories had to be exactly 100 words. When I say exactly, that’s exactly what it means and I always have fun making sure elipses (…) don’t add toContinue reading “Dark Moments Monthly Drabble Challenge”