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Let There Be Dark

I've been writing for a while now, but have become more and more aware of the importance and value of community. Writing is such a solitary activity, and I love that it is. But I also love the idea of making contact and connections with the outside world. Hence, my decision to enter the world of blogging. I'm also hoping that it might encourage me into a writing routine (a bleak hope, I know - but I am an eternal optimist).

As for writing news, I have a story in the Australian-themed vampire anthology published by Ticonderoga Publishing, Dead Red Heart. It's going to be a huge book, over 130,000 words. Here is the table of contents:

“The Tide”, Martin Livings and friends
“Mutiny on the Scarborough”, Shona Husk
“Sun Falls”, Angela Slatter
“Such is Life”, Jeremy Sadler
“Apolotoi”, Chris Lawson
“Punishment of the Sun”, Alan Baxter
“Red Delicious”, Felicity Dowker
“Just a Matter of Economics”, Yvonne Eve Walus
“Quarantine”, Patty Jansen
“Out of the Grave”, Amanda Pillar
“Desert Blood”, Marty Young
“Thin Air”, Simon Brown
“Kissed by the Sun”, Jodi Cleghorn
“Black Heart”, Joanna Fay
“Renfield's Wife”, Damon Cavalchini
“Listening to Tracy”, Jen White
“Breaking the Drought”, Jay Caselberg
“Children of the Cane”, Jason Nahrung
“The Sea at Night”, Joanne Anderton
“Sky in the Morning”, Sonia Marcon
“Taking it for the Team”, Tracie McBride
“All that Glisters”, Pete Kempshall
“The Rider”, Martin Livings
“Vitality”, George Ivanoff
“Coming Home”, Kathryn Hore
“The Little Red Man”, Ray Gates
“Deathborn Light”, Helen Stubbs
“The Life Stealer”, Donna Maree Hanson
“Behind the Black Mask”, Jacob Edwards
“Interview with the Jiangshi”, Anne Mok
“White and Red in the Black”, Lisa L Hannett
“Lady Yang's Lament”, Penelope Love

I feel honoured to be in such great company. I can't wait to read it! Its due out in April.