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April 29, 2016

To celebrate my guest post on Mary Robinette Kowal‘s My Favorite Bit series AND the recent Kindle eBook launch of Waking in Winter on Amazon, I’ve launched a giveaway!

ONE hardcover copy of Waking in Winter will be available *worldwide*.

That’s right. You could be anywhere, & I’ll post you a book. I’ll even sign it.

The giveaway runs for 10 days over on the Waking in Winter Goodreads page. Enter NOW to win! There’s already over 200 entries and it’s been live for only a few hours.

But if you miss out, never fear: you can purchase a hardcover from PS Publishing. There’s even a special edition, signed & numbered version available. And eBook fans, don’t forget: it’s currently available on Kindle.

If you enjoy the book, please tell a friend! And please, PLEASE leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Authors love reviews, because authors love readers. Word of mouth is still the best publicity a book can hope to have.

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Published on April 29, 2016 18:19 • 25 views

March 29, 2016

In news today, my SF Signal guest post is LIVE! Whereupon I wax lyrical (or not) about the setting for a sorely under-appreciated little telemovie called A Cold Night’s Death–& various other tangentially related thoughts around the topic of icy, remote research stations in fiction.

Also today, the first reader review is LIVE! Stephanie Gunn reviews WiW in The Forest of Books blog. (Yes, Partholon does need to be punched in the face.)

And finally today, I finished signing 100 autograph sheets for the special signed edition of Waking in Winter.


WiW Arrival 02

100 signing sheets pre-signing

They look pretty fabulous, actually, though I was weirded out by writing across the poor cover model’s face. I guess I didn’t want to wake her.

100 signed sheets

100 signed sheets



Trusty Uniball Signo 0.7 (the same pen that signed all those Booktopia copies of Zeroes, for the aficionados/aficionadas amongst you). And ahem, broken hand:

Broken hand

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Published on March 29, 2016 17:53 • 11 views

March 20, 2016

Two updates for my novella Waking in Winter (WiW, for those in the know):

The latest PS Publishing newsletter links to a video interview I did about Waking in Winter. Please admire the warm red wall of my loungeroom! I broke my camera tripod setting this up, so I can’t watch the video without feeling a little sad. Yay for the invincible fixing skills of years-old blu-tac.

I put up an excerpt from Waking in Winter last week, & promptly forgot to tell anyone about it. The opening paragraphs are here.

In further news, I’ve written a guest post for SF Signal on the deliciousness of remote, icy research stations in fiction. It will be up soon — stay tuned!

You can pre-order the Waking in Winter hardcover at the PS Publishing website.

Want to know more about Waking in Winter? Send me your questions & requests! There’s a Contact page on this site, or you can get hold of me via Twitter & various other modern channels.

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Published on March 20, 2016 18:41 • 2 views

March 11, 2016

Okay, first I steal the title of my new novella, Waking in Winter, from Sylvia Plath. THEN I steal the title of this post from Game of Thrones. Have I no shame*?!

Next week I’ll share the opening paragraphs of Waking in Winter on the blog. But first, I wanted to remind you that the creative team at PS Publishing will be making the book available this month.

You can pre-order Waking in Winter from PS Publishing here.

Isn’t she pretty?

Waking in Winter

Waking in Winter

On a far, frozen desert world, Muir the pilot discovers an ancient artefact in the ice. She sees a mermaid at first, but later comes to wonder if it is Ningyo, a fish god from her homeland in Japan. A god that brings misfortune and storm. A god that—by all means possible—should be returned to the sea. The rest of Base Station Un see something else. Bayoumi the lab rat sees Sekhmet the lioness goddess, daughter of the sun god. Partholon the creep finds in its shape a ‘good, old-fashioned cruxifix’. But all of them want to possess it. All of them want it for themselves.

Cover art by Amanda Rainey.

And remember, if you’re read this far & you still haven’t pre-ordered, there’s still time!


*The answer to the question ‘have I no shame’ is: no.

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Published on March 11, 2016 19:49 • 6 views

September 24, 2015

Soon I will be travelling to–and through–the USA on the Zeroes Book Tour 2015! Twelve cities in fourteen days (see a previous post for where & when).

Anyhooo, through the wonders of modern technology, I will simultaneously be online for the UK-organised Zeroes Blog Tour 2015. Here are some details & homepage links (in case I have a total social media fail while I’m trapped mid-air someplace).

Blog Tour

Wednesday 23rd Sept


Thursday 24th Sept – PUBLICATION DAY in the UK!


Friday 25th Sept


Monday 28th Sept


Tuesday 29th Sept


Wednesday 30th Sept


Thursday 1st October


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Published on September 24, 2015 06:27 • 19 views

September 3, 2015

Tour dates are in, & here is where Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & yours truly will be appearing. Starts in 3 weeks time & travels all the way from Sydney to New York City.

Hope to see you there.


Tuesday, September 22

6:00 PM for 6:30PM


Levek 2, The Galeries, 500 George St

Sydney, NSW 2000


Tuesday, September 29

7:00 PM


1201 3rd St. Promenade

Santa Monica, CA  90401


Wednesday, September 30

7:30 PM


75943 Balboa Ave

Ste 100

San Diego, CA  92111


Thursday, October 1

7:00 PM


17171 Bothell Way NE

Lake Forest Park, WA  98155


Friday, October 2

7:00 PM


Cedar Hills Crossing

3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd

Beaverton, OR 97005


Saturday, October 3

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association

Booksellers only. Details to come!


Monday, October 5

7:00 PM


201 Peterson St

Fort Collins, CO  80524


Tuesday, October 6

6:30 PM


891 Grand Ave.

St. Paul, MN  55105


Wednesday, October 7

7:00 PM


2660 28th Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512


Thursday, October 8

7:00 PM


133A East Court Square

Decatur, GA  30030


October 9 – 11

Southern Festival of Books

Details to come!


Monday, October 12

7:00 PM  EST


Crestview Hills Town Center

2785 Dixie Hwy

Crestview Hills, KY 41017


Tuesday, October 13

6:00 PM


3535 US Route 1

Market Fair

Princeton, NJ  08540


Wednesday, October 14

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST


18 W. 18th Street

New York, NY  10011

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Published on September 03, 2015 19:46 • 9 views

August 23, 2015

Once the August/September migration of this site is complete, the new site will be here. It will look like the old site and work even better than the old site. You won’t even notice a difference!

But first: expect some issues & delays.

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Published on August 23, 2015 16:21 • 10 views

A note that while site migration occurs during August-September, some site functionality will be down and some email addresses will be replaced.

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Published on August 23, 2015 16:19 • 9 views

August 14, 2015

Book 1 of the Zeroes trilogy is launching at the end of September in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. I know, exciting, right?

If that’s not enough, French and Brazilian rights have also been purchased AND the English-language audio version is being put together right now.

If THAT’S not enough, there’ll be MORE Zeroes news later.

But first, some more covers. Behold the pretties!

Zeroes Australia

Zeroes Australian cover

Zeroes UK

Zeroes UK cover

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Published on August 14, 2015 20:00 • 11 views

February 19, 2015