Planning Degree Helps Young Writer Find Her Voice

“What do sci-fi and environmental planning have in common? The answer may seem elusive, but a Lincoln University graduate has combined the two to produce her first published novel, Voiceless…”

Media release from Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Read it here or here.


12-36 Film

This has been in the works for a while now, but it’s finally happening! Local company Rolling Ridges Productions are making a movie of my short story 12-36 (which was in At The Edge, a NZ/AUS SFFH anthology which came out earlier this year) — but they need your help. Follow the link to see the intro video and pledge to receive your own copy of the short film when it comes out!


The Kickstarter is closed, and we are officially funded for the first book in the Voiceless Duology! Thank you to all 110 backers, and to everyone else who supported in various ways!

Final backer numbers:
United States 56
New Zealand 31
Germany 5
Australia 4
United Kingdom 4
Sweden 2
Belgium 1
Brazil 1
Canada 1
Malaysia 1

I Talk 12-36 On Angela Slatter’s Blog

1. What inspired your story?

The short answer is: Joss Whedon’s Firefly.

The longer answer is Firefly, and Terry Pratchett, and the fact that I am very much in love with my tiny home country at the bottom of the world.

Truth is, I was in the middle of Camp NaNoWriMo when I saw the call for submissions…

Today on Angela Slatter’s blog, I talk about 12-36: what inspired it, why I like the project, and what’s next. Find the full thing here.

Writers, Celebrate.

Writers, celebrate your successes.

Celebrate finding that word.

The perfect sentence.

An evocative paragraph.

A finished chapter.

The end of the book.

Celebrate the first draft — and the fifteenth.

The first submission. The anticipation. The first rejection.

Starting the next book.

Finishing the next book.

The fiftieth submission. The anticipation. The fiftieth rejection.

Celebrate the acceptance.

The edits.

The proof copy.

The final copy.

The launch.

Celebrate being published.

Celebrate starting again.

Writers, celebrate your successes.

Celebrate the process.