My Guest of Honour speech at SwanCon was actually an interview with Zoe Wadsworth. You can listen to the full podcast of it here. Zoe asked some excellent questions and I waxed lyrical on a number of topics including Glitter Rose and my tendency to write across genres.

Below is photo of me over the SwanCon week during my evening out at Coco Black with Ju and Kendra and The McMinn’s

So much has happened in the last few weeks and I’ve had very sporadic Internet. Apologies for having been neglectful of you.

Firstly, Swancon was fantastic; wonderful committee and really pleasant co-guests and fellow con-goers. I had the best fun! To top it off, I got to spend time with two of my favourite people, Ju and Kendra.

It was actually a great reward for meeting my deadlines on Stage Fright and Shine Light. I worked the whole time I was at Swancon and for some days after, to get things done. Then I got to have a weeks holiday watching my son play at the National Basketball Championships. What a thrill. Today, I am feeling very lucky for my life!

Now I’m back, ready to do my manuscript edits and plan the events I have upcoming at the Gold Coast, Bundaberg, Cairns, and Supanova Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane!

As you can see I’ve posted the cover for Night Creatures bk 3 – it’s amazing and I am still astounded by Jaroslaw Kubicki’s talent.

Soon I’ll be doing a post on Saving Grace, the TV series which I’ve found to be extremely moving.

Krista has also done a bunch of Graphic Novel reviews which we’ll be getting to soon. So expect to hear more from me! :)




Here is my schedule for SwanCon. I believe day rates are available, so you don’t have to pay for the whole weekend. The In Conversation is my GOH speech. You get to ask me all those questions you’ve had stored up!

Friday April 6th:

What Do You Owe Your Reader? 9:30am – 10:30am.
Marianne de Pierres – In conversation 1:30pm – 2:30pm.
Gender Norms in Fiction 3:30 – 4:30pm.
Damnation & Dames Launch 5:30pm – 6:30pm.


Saturday April 7th:

Art Show Judging (all guests). 11:30am – 12:30pm.
The World of Parrish Plessis 3:30pm – 4:30pm.
Masquerade Costume Judging (all guests). 8pm – 9pm.

Sunday April 8th:

Marianne de Pierres – Book Signing 1:30pm – 2:30pm.

Monday April 9th:

Writing Across Genres 11am – 12pm.
Building a Post-Apocalyptic World 1pm – 2pm.
Closing Ceremony (all guests). 3pm – 3:30pm.
Committee Dinner (all guests). 7:30pm in Pan Pacific Lobby.



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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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