Festival reflections

When I first began sending work to publications and competitions, I realised that something strange happens once a story is submitted. Despite all the time spent honing, refining, getting it just right, almost immediately after hitting ‘submit’, issues and ideas previously hidden become apparent, opening up new and exciting ways to think about the story. This may be to do with distance from the submission process, stepping outside the piece and experiencing it objectively. With a few years under my belt, I’ve acquired a toolbox of resources for tricking my mind into believing a story’s been sent before it actually … Continue reading Festival reflections

Launched and sailing

Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate Monday’s launch of Broken Rules and Other Stories, whether on the night or via the recording afterwards. One of the many benefits of online literary events is their wide accessibility. I was lucky to be joined by so many supporters from Victoria, interstate, and overseas. What a treat to talk about the collection and more with fellow Transit Lounge author Catherine de Saint Phalle. I can’t thank Catherine enough for sending my first book into the world with such poetry, passion, and love. And thanks to Christine Gordon and Readings for such warm hospitality … Continue reading Launched and sailing

Broken Rules: event reminder

I’ll be chatting about my new short-story collection with fellow Transit Lounge author Catherine de Saint Phalle on Monday at 6.30pm (AEST). This is a free online event via the Zoom platform, so watchable from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. More info and booking details can be found at the Readings events page. While you’re there, check out Amanda Rayner’s beautiful review of Broken Rules for Readings. Thanks to Readings for hosting this event and for supporting the book so enthusiastically. Might see you Monday. Peace and love. Continue reading Broken Rules: event reminder