Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and fantastic New Year in 2016
2015 has been a whirlwind of a year for me. Here are some of the highlights.
In January I did the Month of Poetry (writing over 30 poems), in July I wrote 30,000 words on Mannok’s Betrayal in Camp NaNo and 50,000 words on Jared’s Choice in November. In addition, I wrote 4 or 5 short stories.
I was thrilled to finish the Masters of Arts (Writing) through Swinburne University of Technology in July, attending the graduation ceremony last week. I have since enrolled in Year of the Edit.
The publication of my story ‘The Herbalist’s Daughter’ in Tied in Pink seems to have broken the drought on publication. Since then I’ve had poems and short stories published in six other anthologies. (Five of the seven anthologies are listed on my Amazon Central page.)
‘Thunderstorm’ and ‘Floating’ in Poetica Christi’s Inner Child anthology
‘The Real Thing’ (second prize) and ‘Tree Dreaming’ in FAWQ’s Brio anthology (SVS Concepts)
‘Broken Promises’ in Another Time, Another Place anthology (Swinburne Students)
‘Lighthouse’ (poem) and ‘Sandy – Perfect Plans’ in Let the Sea Roar (By the Light Books)
‘Ruhanna’s Flight’ in Glimpses of Light (By the Light Books)
‘A Long Time Ago’ and ‘Brisbane Summer ABCs’ (poems) and ‘Lakwi’s Lament’ in Like a Girl (Far Horizons)
I’m working on publishing a longish short story Heart of the Mountain (11,000 words) in January 2016. More on that soon
For the chance to win one of two copies of Glimpses of Light – enter the Goodreads giveaway.
During 2015, the International Year of Light, twenty-one authors from Australia and the United States have come together to explore the theme of ‘glimpses of light’ through short stories, poems, flash fiction and creative non-fiction.