My blog tour has begun. I’ll be adding each link into this post and pinning the post to the front page so you can check back and keep track of where I’ve been.

  • Day 1: An interview with Donna Maree Hanson – how is Peacemaker different from Parrish Plessis?
  • Day 2: Over at Fablecroft Publishing, I talk about how Joan of Arc influenced my thinking.
  • Day 3: Paula Westons hosts me for a chat about where I got my worldbuilding ideas for PEACEMAKER and genre-blending and genre-bending.
  • Day 3: Part Two: Skiffy and Fanty invite me to talk about my SUPERPOWER. Bet you can’t guess what it is!
  • Day 4: I chat with Fi from The Bookish Outsider about picking character names and why I like SF.
  • Day 5: Nuzaifa over at SAY IT WITH BOOKS asks me about my crazy ready influences.
  • Day 6: Is a jaunt across to say hello to Diana Pharoah Francis to discuss how I turned a short story into a novel.
  • Day 7: Is down to Tassie to visit Miss Cackle, i.e. Kate Gordon, for a chat about the female body image in speculative fiction.
  • Day 8: Over at Champagne and Socks I ‘fess up about my love for Westerns.
  • Day 9: Jason Fischer invited me to Fischblog to chat about my connection with the landscape.
  • Day 10: At Chris Lampard’s Sustainable Money blog you can read the character notes for the novel. See the comic artist’s sketch of Nate Sixkiller.
  • Day 11: Over at Mandy Wrangles’ foodie blog, I discuss my signature dish and the names of my main characters.
  • Day 12: The tour visits one of our beloved staff members, Lisa, at Turning Pages where she interviews me about Virgin Jackson and shares her book review.
  • Day 13: I talk with one of my BFF’s, Tansy Rayner Roberts, about Female Heroes and how I cried for a week.
  • Day 14: Shelf Inflicted asks me 12 questions. Thanks Dan!
  • Day 15: Over at Book Probe I talk to Braiden about the evolution of the story from comic to novel.
  • Day 16: And then it’s a fly by to Coeur de Lion where Keith Stevenson interviews me about Peacemaker and my upcoming projects.
  • Day 17: Then Lee at She Wolf Reads shares my top Eleven favourite SF movies and TV shows.
  • Day 18: Narelle invites me to Kitty and Cadaver to talk about the Peacemaker comic.
  • Day 19: At Tsana Reads and Reviews, Tsana interviews me about Dealbreaker (bk 2).
  • Day 20: Book Mood Reviews has me over for a chat about the origins of Peacemaker.
  • Day 21: Krista asks me about my birds
  • Day 22: I gave my Top 5 Aussie Reads to the 42nd Parallel
  • Day 23: And have a Yak to Belinda

Quite a few people have asked me if I had a soundtrack for PEACEMAKER. So thanks to Spotify, you can now hear it. Be prepared to surprised!

  • Big Iron – Marty Robins
  • Wild, Wild West – The Escape Club
  • Riders on the Storm – The Doors
  • Timber – Pitbull/Kesha
  • Rawhide – Frankie Laine
  • Prairie Fire – Marty Robbins
  • Harlan County Line – Dane Alvin
  • Bad Things – Jace Everett
  • Saving Grace – Everlast

  • They Call the Wind Mariah – Paint Your Wagon

  • The Gospel of No Name City – Paint Your Wagon

  • There’s a Coach Coming In – Paint Your Wagon

  • Counting Stars – OneRepublic

  • Royals – Lorde

  • Sitting on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding


While it’s more than a little gratifying to see Peacemaker on so many Most Anticipated SFF Books of 2014 lists, it’s also a little daunting. Not sure what kind of story people are expecting, but it was fun writing it, so hopefully it will be fun reading it.

I grew up on Zane Grey westerns and have tried to capture the same passion he had for the landscape, while writing a thoroughly MDP genre mashup. The SF is understated (in the first book at least), the romance is understated, the western tropes are overstated and the crime and fantasy aspects dominate.

If you’re looking for reference points for the story then you might find echoes of Mythago Wood, Light of the Western Stars, Gun with Occasional Music and some good paranormal fantasy (thinking Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs), but conceived and written original MDP style. 

Anyway, not that I’m collecting links or anything (???), but you’ll find PEACEMAKER mentioned on some of these great blogs:

Thanks to everyone who featured my book. I’m excited for its release from Angry Robot in April/May and for some other great news that will accompany it.


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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 





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