everybody panic celebrate!

It's been a whirlwind couple of days. There was the visit to a dermatologist about a suspicious freckle: I'm scheduled for a biopsy on my return1, and probably surgery to remove said freckle when the biopsy results come back. If the concept weren't so terrifying, the freckle in question would be quite cute: it's a […]

log di jay gey

Success! I am packed for the trip, with no bloodshed, and the backpack only (only!) weighs 12kg. I would take a photo — but I have packed the camera. In fact, I have packed almost everything I would normally be using, and so I have little to nothing to do. I am wandering around the […]

could it be…?

October has come along and plumped itself on the couch and has been watching TV solidly for days, and where is the cover art I promised you, you might be wondering? The answer is: I don't yet have the green light to post it. However, if you were so inclined, you could wander over to […]

just when you think the day can't get any worse…

…it gets inestimably better. Today, after a day at the dayjob which could be best described as ugly, I arrived home to a package. Two, actually. One was the new DAAS DVD (which, let's face it, you all knew I was going to shell out for, didn't you?), and the other… well, I'll give you […]

free books!

My author copies of Shadow Queen have arrived, so that means … it's time for a giveaway. If you would like your very own signed copy of Shadow Queen for free, gratis and nada, leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered into the draw. There'll be one copy of the book available […]

look who's had a makeover

An email from Allen & Unwin yesterday informs me that the A format paperback1 version of Shadow Queen is back from the printers. Official publication date is 1 September 2009, which means copies should start appearing on bookshelves… well, anytime over the next few weeks, actually. Complete with the new format comes a new cover. […]

she has a face!

Yesterday I suffered from sponge-brain caused by a criminal lack of sleep which, I don't mind telling you, is entirely Tripod's fault, for scheduling their show so late.1 (Although when I pointed this out to them, what did they go and do but thank me for making the effort to turn up! Who thanks people […]

cover art and review copies and photos, oh my!

Let me state for the record that a "windproof" umbrella is simply a lightning rod that is just as likely to turn inside out and nine times as likely to stab you in the eye with a prong as it pretends to valiantly not turn inside out. There's no win here. But! On to more […]

tell the rambler, the gambler, the back-biter

I have been the slightest bit remiss, of late, in my authorly duties. Or rather in broadcasting to you all just how my authorly duties have been carrying on while I wasn't watching. (Damn things require careful supervision, or they start nesting in the corners. You know how it is.) So! First up, a little […]

it's alive!

Today delivered a lovely reminder that hey, there was this thing I used to have time for, called writing… My contributor copies of Cemetery Dance #71 arrived! And the internal artwork for my story, "Teratogen", is awesome: As soon as I put Squawk to bed tonight, I couldn't help but sit down and re-read my […]