Thursday, February 28, 2008

The news keeps getting better

There's more...
Perhaps the best news for my writing thus far (getting a publishing contract would probably be one of the only things to top it off) is that I was chosen to be a Mentoree in the Australian Horror Writer Association's Mentorship program. My Mentor - fantastic Perth author Martin Livings (of Carnies and too-many-short-stories-to-count fame).

We will be working on the new novel I am currently writing, which has the working title 'Pseudonyms'. I am currently 40,000 plus words deep into that manuscript. It's a blend of pure suspense and psychological horror. Hopefully we'll shape up a great package to present to agents and publishers in the future.

- Craig.

The Con is On

Hi all,

Just a quick note to say I should be going to SwanCon (Perth, March 20-24) for at least one of the days, and later in the year I will be flying over to Melbourne to attend the Age Melbourne Writers' Festival (for 6 of the 10 days). These are two very exciting events for me as I haven't attended a writers' festival for a few years, and only then I basically just went to the workshops. These events will help keep me committed to taking my writing to a further level, and it will be great to meet and listen to other authors and fans.

Now I just have to save up some money...

- Craig.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Call me a HorrorScoper

Hi all,

I received some great news on Friday - I will joining the HorrorScope team as an Associate Editor (ie. a reviewer). HorrorScope is a wonderful, award-winning Australian news and reviews zine I am proud (and lucky) to be a part of. I'll start posting some reviews in the coming weeks.

Visit HorrorScope here.

Sunday, February 3, 2008