Friday, June 19, 2009


Sorry it's been a while between posts, but I've been dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. No, only kidding, I've actually been signed to Text Publishing, who will be publishing my novel From the deep end table in the first half of next year. Even though I've told everyone already, I wanted to wait until I'd signed on the dotted line to, you know, make it official by, like, totally blogging it.

So now the hard work really starts, as I attempt to knock this dastardly narrative into shape. The story has been with me over five years, and I'm really looking forward to working on it with an editor or two. Hopefully an elegant, tense literary mystery will emerge! Anyway, more as I know more.

But just to say that Brisbane authors are totally, absolutely kicking arse this year. Long may they reign!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Just recovering now from my trip on the weekend to the Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne. I just have to say a huge thank you to the organisers for inviting me down to speak, putting me up in a swish hotel (see below) and generally being awesome. I met some wonderful people, some I already knew, some I didn't, and was generally inspired by the whole weekend. Here is a photo montage of my time in Melbourne:

Yeah, so I cried a bit on the flight home but then the captain painted me so I totally looked like a wolf, so I stopped crying. Then I seized control of the plane, because, well, that's what wolfmen do.

One of Melbourne's hidden secrets. This alley contains 12 coffee shops, 34 bars and 29 restaurants. Can you spot them all?

Clearly a fan of Updike.

Book cover design at its very best.

Forget it, Chris...

It's Chinatown.