New issue of Working Writer, May/June 2023

The latest issue of Working Writer has just landed, and that seems like a good opportunity for some shameless self-publicity a quick reminder that my piece ‘A Writing Framework’ is published in the previous issue (Mar/Apr 2023), and is available to read here. A reminder also that subscriptions to Working Writer are FREE – just email and go on the list to receive a copy every two months to your inbox. (Subscribers inside the US also have an option to receive a hard copy by mail for US$13.95 per year (six issues) or US$12.95 for seniors.) Small publications are … Continue reading New issue of Working Writer, May/June 2023

Working Writer

In March 2016 I wrote a short blog post for the Elwood Writers website, part of a series of contributions from each group member about our various writing methods. My piece looked at some of the reasons I write short fiction, the way I write, and how I structure my working days. I revisited the original article last year, and was interested to note that nothing about the way I work had changed in the intervening six years. I tweaked the article a bit and asked Maggie Frisch at Working Writer in the US if they’d be interested in the … Continue reading Working Writer

American Writers Review 2022 is here!

My contributor copy of the latest American Writers Review arrived yesterday. San Fedele Press has done it again, and produced a beautiful piece of art – a treasure trove of writing and images. I can’t wait to delve in. To find out how you can lay your hands on a copy of this terrific literary journal, visit the link below:American Writers Review Happy reading and writing, as always. Continue reading American Writers Review 2022 is here!

Broken Rules and Other Stories | May 2020, Transit Lounge

Broken Rules and Other Stories is my first collection of fiction. It’s being published in May by Transit Lounge. The collection is included in The Sydney Morning Herald feature ‘The books to read in 2020’. From derelict industrial districts, to a lonely highway diner, to the faded charm of a British seaside resort, these are stories of growing up marginalised and living in working-class England and Australia. Supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and developed with the support of a Fellowship from Varuna, the National Writers’ House. Continue reading Broken Rules and Other Stories | May 2020, Transit Lounge