C.V.

Writing History & Publications

Books

  • Debut novel “By the Currawong’s Call” to be released November 2017, Escape Publishing
  • Poetry anthology “Carrying On” (Editor) to be independently released, late 2017
  • Short story collection “Melbourne Rooms” independently released, 2015

Fiction

  • “Universe Building” published in issue 4 of Concrete Queers zine, February 2016
  • “Fervidus” to appear in Like A Spell anthology for Circlet Press (USA) (forthcoming)
  • “Baptist” in Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry journal, July 2015
  • Flash fiction, untitled, on Emerging Writers’ Festival blog Melbourne By Dusk, 2012
  • “Fine Art” winner of Third Prize in 2003 short story comp., Satin Slippers journal
  • “The Resurrection Shuffle” awarded Highly Commended in 2001 Southern Cross Literary Comp.
  • “Checkout” published in Nest o’Vipers journal, April 2000
  • “Baptist” winner of Third Prize in 1999 Eastern Writers’ Biggest Little Short Story contest
  • “Nightlife By Day” published in Pendulum literary journal, Issue 2
  • “Memoriam” published in SCANT literary journal, Issue 6
  • “Ingress” published in Bedtime Stories Vol 3 anthology
  • “Photos For Jamie” published in Scenes Of Erotica anthology
  • “Memoriam” short-listed for 1995 Williamstown Community Aid Abroad Short Story Comp
  • “Exsanguination” short-listed for 1995 Ulitarra-Schaeffer Pen Short Story Comp
  • “McDiamid” published in inaugural issue of Australian horror magazine Bloodsongs
  • “Dial Femme For Murder” published in Australian Women’s Forum magazine, Sept 1993
  • “Solitary Candle” published in Dark Times magazine, Spring 1993

Poetry

  • “No thanks, I’m just looking” to appear in Redux Journal, late 2017
  • “Trampled Underfoot, somewhere off Route 7” published in issue 6 of Concrete Queers zine, November 2016
  • “Time Zones” published in THEMA journal, Vol 27, No 2
  • “The Loneliest August” short-listed for Positive Words mini-competition, June 2014
  • “The Live-Feed” published in June 2014 issue of A Literation literary journal
  • “Time Zones” Commended in 2005 Tarralla comp
  • “Tattoo” published in Swyntax 2000 anthology
  • “Tattoo” Commended in 1999 Centorfold 5 poetry comp
  • “Homeward” published in No Strings Attached anthology
  • “The Goth From Snowy Riva” published Aether Sanctum webzine, Issue 6
  • “Inclement” & “untitled (She washes my hair)” published in Journeys To The Point: Poetry By Young Australians anthology
  • “No thanks, I’m just looking” & “In Anticipation” published in Cargo literary journal, Dec 1988
  • “The North Country” published in Oct/Nov 1987 bulletin of UK Settlers’ Association

Interviews, Prose & Feature Articles

  • Match report of Round 19 2017 AFL game between Gold Coast & Richmond published on tigertigerburningbright.com.au
  • Interview with Aus comedy act Scared Weird Little Guys on their farewell tour, published in The Pun webzine
  • Interview with US artist Andrea Walsh, published in Twinspiration webzine
  • “Karaoke Knocking Shop” prose piece, published in This Elegant Chaos ‘zine, Issue 3
  • “Ipsissima verba” prose piece, published in US anthology re: 9/11
  • Article “Culture As Exhibit” awarded Highly Commended in 2001 Fellowship of Australian Writers (QLD) Soapbox comp for articles
  • “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” prose piece, published in This Elegant Chaos ‘zine, Issue 1
  • “Cherry Plum Blossom” prose piece, published in Together Alone 1998 anthology
  • Article on Aus musician/writer Nick Cave commissioned by Sin Magazine, appearing in Issue 15
  • Article “Netted” published in Australian Women’s Forum magazine, Jan ’97 issue
  • Interview with UK novelist Storm Constantine, published in Bloodsongs magazine, Issue 7
  • Interview with US singer/songwriter Andy Prieboy, published in fanzine Voodoo Review

Reviews

  • Reviewer with The Pun, 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival – published reviews: Pop-Up Playground, Angus Brown, John Campbell, 3 Time Offenders, Jenny Wynter, Rob Lloyd, Karen Sims, Axis Of Awesome
  • Reviewer with The Pun, 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival – published reviews: Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall, Lisa-Skye
  • Reviewer with The Pun, 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival – published reviews: The Kransky Sisters, Matthew Kenneally, Adrian Calear, Nelly Thomas, Talking Poofy, The Uncanny X-Gen
  • Review of Motorhead and Motley Crue concert, Melbourne 2005 tour, published on rocknerd.org
  • Review of movie “King Arthur” published on rocknerd.org
  • Review of The Black Keys first Melbourne show, published on rocknerd.org
  • Review of Aus band Models reunion show, published in Aether Sanctum webzine, Issue 7

Other: writing

  • Anecdote about Eighties Aus band Pseudo Echo, published on ABC’s Rage website
  • Invited to read poem “Time Zones” at launch of Tarralla 2005, Maroondah Federation Estate
  • Prose piece “Cherry Plum Blossom” exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria
  • Winner of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (VIC) mini-award, Feb 1997
  • Invited to read “McDiamid” at Bloodsongs launch party, Lounge nightclub, Melbourne
  • Various works translated into other languages by readers, inc Russian, Spanish, Italian & Chinese

Other: other

  • Interviewed for Taleteller podcast, episode 4, on writing
  • Interviewed by The Melbourne Weekly for a feature on the Astor Theatre
  • Interviewed by ABC News upon the Astor Theatre’s 75th anniversary
  • Top 5 short-listed entrant for the ABC’s Invade Rage contest, to guest-host an episode of iconic music programme Rage

Oddities

  • Banned in Queensland!  (Issue 1 Bloodsongs magazine banned from over-the-counter sales, QLD, 1994)