Category Archives: Awards

Cons, Awards & Interviews

Queens Birthday Weekend 2017 saw me and the family making a road trip to Taupo, so I could attend LexiCon, New Zealand’s SFF Natcon which I had had a part in bringing about. Despite some fairly heavy personal goings-on, I … Continue reading

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2017 SJV Finalists Announced

The Sir Julius Vogel Award Finalists for 2017 have been announced, and it’s a fantastic line-up of top quality people and works. I’m excited to see my partner in darkness, Lee Murray, is in the running for Best Novel with … Continue reading

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Tipuna Tapu wins the Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction

In 2015, I was invited to write an adventure story for the anthology And Then…The Great Big Book of Awesome Adventure Stories. The publisher was keen to have a New Zealand story in this Australian collection, and I was stoked … Continue reading

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And… Here’s 2017

Well, 2016 was quite a year all round, wasn’t it? Good with the bad and all that. The highlight for me had to be signing a two-book deal for The Path of Ra series with Raw Dog Screaming Press, and … Continue reading

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Au Contraire 3

Well, I made it. Au Contraire 3, New Zealand’s 37th National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, is done and dusted, and I lived to tell the tale. I worked with Lee Murray to programme the Writers’ Stream of panels and … Continue reading

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Story News!

It’s been a while since I posted last, because I’ve had so much going on. My SF horror novella Spindle has appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue #63, and the story is the inspiration for the amazing cover art. … Continue reading

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Awards Nomination Time

Hey ho, it’s that exciting time of year again, when Award Nominations for the Sir Julius Vogels and the Australian Shadows are open! So yes, I’ve got some eligible works, as do a whole lot of people I know. You … Continue reading

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SJV Time Again

It’s that time again: Nominations are now open for the SFFANZ Sir Julius Vogel Awards. I have a couple of stories that are eligible for the ballot, which I’ll share below, and there have also been a few works which … Continue reading

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Australian Shadows Awards

Last week, hot on the heels of my return from Continuum X in Melbourne, the winners of the Australian Shadows Awards were announced. I hadn’t even had time to blog about Baby Teeth making the shortlist for Best Edited Work, … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

So, this happened over the weekend: I’m still in a state of shock, after leaving the Sir Julius Vogel Awards ceremony on Saturday night in Auckland with two of the coveted trophies, one presented together with co-editor Lee Murray for … Continue reading

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