I am happy to announce that not only have I been long-listed for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent 2021, I have also made it on to the final ballot – one of the top six of… er… (checks long-list) six.Continue & Comment
…that the nominations for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for science fiction, fantasy, and horror books published in 2020 (such as The Wound of Words) opened some time ago, and will remain open until 8pm on the 31st of March NZT (or rather NZDT as we don’t come off until the Sunday following).
Pop across here if you’d like to make a nomination. In order to nominate, you must be “a natural person or body corporate” and “have read, viewed, or otherwise consumed the nominated work” (not in a Michel Lotito kind of way). Not to mention considering it worthy of the award.Continue & Comment
I freely confess that I had not realized how much the general “What Even Is This” of the last year had affected me until I came to start actually writing this new novel. It turns out that I now have the attention span of a hamster who has slurped down three large mochaccinos. A rather stressed and easily overheated hamster, moreover, with a long to do list.
I have been trying to get into the garden lately as a way of reducing stress, and it has been teaching me some lessons. (#1: There are Always More Weeds.)Continue & Comment