Sadly for Toad, the sequel I’m working on right now, will have even more of the uncomfortable stuff, and very little of the fancy stuff she loves.
Information about, and excerpts from, books I’ve written.
Excerpt from Wendy Watchitt
Wendy sat on her bed and looked at the empty boxes. She looked around the room at everything that still had to be packed – which was everything she owned. She sighed. Better get started.
Muse looks at a number of the things that people fear, not just the supernatural elements of the story, but far more mundane fears: the person who offers us help, but is really there to exploit our weakness; the person we love and support, who turns out to be a “monster”; the corrupt politician who uses their position for whatever personal gain.
Excerpt from Hollywood Lied
Hollywood had told us what to expect. So much so, that when it really happened, we didn’t recognise it at first. Hollywood lied. The zombie apocalypse wasn’t about people constantly running from place to place, trying to avoid being bitten or eaten by ravenous monsters. Society didn’t collapse, it just metamorphosed.
Three Pets in a Bed
Three Pets in a Bed Poem by Iris Carden There were three in the bed, and all of them said, “No room for a human. Sleep elsewhere instead.” The human said,” Wait! It’s my bed you’re in. Surely there’s room. Some of you are quite thin.” The pets wouldn’t move. They just wouldn’t share. The…… Continue reading Three Pets in a Bed
Many years ago, my family was in the process of moving house. It was summer. For those who don’t know, summer in Queensland is very hot, often humid, and just an unpleasant time to do anything as physically demanding as moving. My kids were tired, grumpy and had pretty much had enough of everything. I…… Continue reading Wendy Watchitt
It began with Mary Elizabeth Marsdensen. That was a name the whole world would come to know, but only after she was dead. I set my novel Hollywood Lied in a pandemic. The title refers to a line in the book, that Hollywood movies had told us what to expect, but they lied to…… Continue reading Holywood Lied