Three Cheers for Flinders Street Station!

1910 picture of Flinders Street Station from State Library of Victoria

Your lucky, lucky narrator has just started blogging about Melbourne’s beloved central railway station for Culture Victoria.  With the help of colleague, historian Liz Downes, I’m going to be celebrating the lives and activities and past Flinders Street.  When you start to look into it, it’s really an amazing place, an inspiration to many and when you consider how many people have met there, under the clocks and in the station Ballroom (yes the station had a Ballroom!) it must be one of the great unsung heroes of Melbourne genealogy. There’s Flinders Street Station the songs, Flinders Street Station the comic, and even Flinders Street Station the teapot. 

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Dion Chronicles out in print from Ticonderoga

I’m very excited to announce that Russell B. Farr from Ticonderoga Publishing has just re-issued the Dion Chronicles in print.  And look at these fabulous covers! I just looove a sexy book jacket.  Woo Hoo! 

All of these titles can be ordered through indiebooksonline, either individually or as a trilogy set in paperback or hardcover


Appearing at Continuum 8: Craftonomicon 8-11 June

Continuum 8 is the 51st Australian SF Convention. There are always lots of great discussions of books and Sf pop culture (=comics, fantasy, film, games, you name it) and a dealers room full of great stuff to buy.
This years Guests of Honor are Alison Goodman, Kelly Link and Sue Ann Barber and I will be among the supporting cast of pannellists and speakers. Clandestine Press will be there too. Join us.

Appearing at the Writers Victoria – June 13

For about 3 years now I’ve been mentoring and manuscript assessing budding writers for Writers Victoria, just as the late, great Cherry Wilder once mentored me.  So I’ve seen mentoring “from both sides now”.  Writers Victoria has asked me to share my ideas about mentoring as part of their Writers Journey series. Writers Victoria director Roderick Poole will be leading the discussion.

The time 6.30 – 8.00 on the 13th of June.  The place The Wheeler Centre 176 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne (round the side of the the State Library) (and check out the wall paper on the stairs)   For more details:

Appearing at Supernova – Come and see us!

Fangs, Felines & Fantasy


Clan Destine Press at Supanova Melbourne

Supanova – the national touring Pop Culture Convention – begins
its 2012 adventure in Melbourne next weekend.

Yes, there will be all kinds of ‘famous’ people attending – drawn from the multiverse
of creative talent that inspires our most fabulous
imaginary worlds – but, much more importantly, there will be

6 Clan Destine Press authors
starring on their very own Supanova panel.


Fangs, Felines and Fantasy

on Saturday at 11.20 am will feature:

A.K. Wrox, David Greagg, Lindy Cameron, Jane Routley and Narrelle M. Harris.