WE MAY AS WELL JUST CHANGE OUR NAME TO KUTTNER AND BE DONE WITH IT
Received a phone call from the stylish and altogether frabjous Jason Nahrung last night. Not only a denizen of our all-time favourite city, Brisbane, Jason does journalism-guy stuff for the Courier Mail, and wanted to interview Luscious and myself with an eye to the upcoming Aurealis Awards.
Which was no pain at all, as he is a complete gentleman and a delight to chat to. And I still owe him a beer, so it was a chance to remind him of my obligation. Excuse me, barman, I have no children with me this trip!
Our reputation as the single-entity-with-two-names continues to grow...
Luscious fans! Get yourself over to Anna Tambour's website and read this month's featured story, a new and previously unpublished Lyngram entitled Simeon The Monkey. It's weird, touching, and of the usual stratosphere-high Luscious quality!
In double-good-news-with-chips, no less than 2 authors have recommended The Memory of Breathing for the Bram Stoker Award, and ASIM have nominated it for the Speculative Literature Foundation's Fountain Award.
Is wot me and Arfur would call a nice little earner...
Happy birthday Aiden! Hope you made out like a bandit! (He certainly did at our end: a bike with all the accessories, and a CD rack, and a DIY T-Rex skeleton kit with poster and replica claw, and a double-barrelled lava lamp. Lucky bugger. Wish I was 13 muttergrumblerazzumfrazzumenvywhingejealousy.....)
LOOK AT MY BOTTOM
Check out the bottom of the page to see the latest shiny banner-toy. Yessiree, yon author-boy is now a member of the Australian Horror Webring. Follow the 'next' to see who else is a member.
Do we get sandwiches?
The Tin Ducks and the Ditmars are open. If you're a member of (respectively) Swancon and the Natcon, you can nominate and vote.
No pressure, but in 2005 I gave the world:
I Can Make You Famous, Shadow Box, October
Decimated, Shadowed Realms Issue 8, November
Gunslinger, The Devil in Brisbane, Prime Books, October
Murderworld, Andromeda Spaceways In-flight Magazine Issue 18, April
Love Me Electric, Consensual a Trois, March
(The Aurealis nominated...) Pater Familias, Shadowed Realms, Issue 3, January
(The appearing in Year's Best Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror...) Father Muerte & The Rain, Aurealis Issue 33, January
AND IN DOMESTIC NEWS...
The house continues apace. The original office has become Connor's bedroom, as the desk we bought for Lyn is bigger than the room :) So our office/reading room/studio now takes up the first third of the house, and Connor's original bedroom is now the playroom.
Got that? :)
By my reckoning, in the last week I have seen: 60+ allen bolts; 200+ screws; 8 flat packed items of furniture; one quarter of a tonne of dust of various types; 8 cuts; 26 scratches; and three rooms almostnearlyjussssstabout finished...
And the bathroom guys come on Monday.
I confidently predict a liveable home environment by Christmas.