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Angela Slatter has a Drive-by Interview with me

Australian short story writer Angela Slatter, has interviewed me for part of her Drive-by Interview series.  She’s a seriously talented writer and has two short story collections coming out this year, Sourdough & Other Stories with Tartarus Press (UK) and The Girl with No Hands & Other Tales (Ticonderoga Publications)

Here are the questions she asked me.

  1. Who is/are your main writing buddy/ies?
  2. How did you make the shift from puppetry to writing? What was the attraction?
  3. What are your writing fetishes? i.e. what can’t you write without?
  4. What inspired Shades of Milk and Honey?
  5. Donuts (or doughnuts) or danishes?

Read my answers on her website in her Scenting the Drive-by interview.

Shimmer story makes Aurealis Awards short list

I’m so pleased that Angela Slatter has made the Aurealis Awards short-list with her story from Shimmer‘s art issue. Here’s an excerpt from an interview with her.

Angela has been short-listed in the Best Fantasy: Short Story category for her story ‘Dresses, Three’, which was published in Shimmer magazine. She has had stories published in the US, UK, Canada and Australia but ‘Dresses, Three’ had a rather unusual genesis.

“Shimmer put together an art issue,” Angela says, “where they gathered five of their favourite artists and five of their favourite writers. They presented each writer with a piece of artwork and asked us to write a story about it. The piece I was given was by Chrissy Ellsworth and showed a woman looking over her shoulder, wearing a fabulous dress.

“The story I wrote is based on the old tale ‘Donkey Skin’ and in my version the three dresses are made of peacock feathers, butterfly wings and words.”