The other day a friend showed me the copy of Broken Rules they’d picked up from Footscray Library. The book had been carefully covered, a catalogue sticker affixed to the spine. Seeing this was as thrilling as seeing my book in a shop for the first time. In some ways maybe more so. There’s something wonderful about libraries and the books within them. Their permanence, for one thing. An illusion, I know, as old stock can be cleared from the shelves (and sold off, one would hope). But still, a library book holds more potential to reach multiple readers than … Continue reading SHORT FIC THOM

Broken Rules and Other Stories

Thanks to everyone who’s supported Broken Rules and Other Stories this year. Whether you read the collection, for work or pleasure or both, or it’s on your to-read list, or if you simply visited this website, it represents a donation of time, one of our most precious resources, and I appreciate it. There’s more info on the book at the Transit Lounge website. While you’re there, why not browse through the other titles on their list, including those lined up for release in 2021. You can buy Broken Rules from Readings and many other bookstores in Australia. Most will post … Continue reading Broken Rules and Other Stories

Cover to Cover | Episode 341

The latest edition of Vision Australia Radio’s Cover to Cover is now available as a podcast. The program features two more stories from my book Broken Rules and Other Stories (Transit Lounge): thanks to Tim McQueen for reading ‘Playful Arrangements’ and ‘Broken Rules’. You can listen to the podcast from the VAR website, here. A downloaded audio file is here. The program is also available on Spotify. Happy listening! More on the work of Vision Australia Radio can be found at their website, here. Continue reading Cover to Cover | Episode 341

Radio Times

The first November edition of Vision Australia Radio’s Cover to Cover will feature two short stories from my new book Broken Rules and Other Stories (Transit Lounge, 2020). Tim McQueen will read ‘Playful Arrangements’ and ‘Broken Rules’ on the Friday 6 November show. The program will be rebroadcast on Sunday 8 November, and made available as a podcast shortly after that. Vision Australia Radio is available on the airwaves in Australia. The station’s reach has increased, and Cover to Cover also welcomes Launceston, Devonport, Hobart, Darwin, and Perth to its on-air audience. Broadcast times differ depending on location, so it’s … Continue reading Radio Times