It is the beginning of winter here, so I thought something Persephone-esque would be suitable for the June calendar (brought to you with the help of my patrons – join us!). Also, between Gone Girl (which we were teaching in one of the subjects I tutored this semester) and John Wick Chapter 2, I’ve been thinking about allegorical after/underworlds. With cheerful little moths.
I’m working on a pretty little repeat of the pattern ($7+ patrons are helping me decide on colourways). So here it is, for colouring or pre-coloured.
The calendars are free, but a lot of work goes into them, so if you’re able to throw a few dollars in the Patreon, even if just for a month a two, that would be a huge help. If you can’t, it would be great if you could tweet or post a link to my Patreon now and then – every bit helps. Plus, you get behind-the-scenes glimpses and other extras, and one day, when we hit that goal, more Daleks.
The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2015 is out, and includes my short story “A Hedge of Yellow Roses”, which was originally published in Hear Me Roar, and also won a Ditmar!
“A Hedge of Yellow Roses” is the story of Vermeille, a vagabond knight (perhaps), who bears three messages out of a kingdom torn by revolution, and on the way stumbles across an old farmhouse and its enchanted, enchanting residents.
The Year’s Best also has all these other most excellent reasons for buying it:
- Joanne Anderton, “2B”
- Alan Baxter, “The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner”
- Deborah Biancotti, “Look How Cold My Hands Are”
- Stephen Dedman, “Oh, Have You Seen The Devil”
- Erol Engin, “The Events at Callan Park”
- Jason Fischer, “The Dog Pit”
- Dirk Flinthart, “In the Blood”
- Kimberley Gaal, “In Sheep’s Clothing”
- Stephanie Gunn, “The Flowers That Bloom Where Blood Touches Earth”
- Lisa Hannett, “Consorting With Filth”
- Robert Hood, “Double Speak”
- Kathleen Jennings, “A Hedge of Yellow Roses”
- Maree Kimberley, “Ninehearts”
- Jay Kristoff, “Sleepless”
- Martin Livings, “El Caballo Muerte”
- Danny Lovecraft, “Reminiscences of Herbert West”
- Kirstyn McDermott, “Self, Contained”
- Sally McLennan, “ Mr Schmidt’s Dead Pet Emporium”
- DK Mok, “Almost Days”
- Faith Mudge, “Blueblood”
- Samantha Murray, “Half Past”
- Jason Nahrung, “Night Blooming”
- Garth Nix, “The Company of Women”
- Anthony Panegyres, “Lady Killer”
- Rivqa Rafael, “Beyond the Factory Wall”
- Deborah Sheldon, “Perfect Little Stitches”
- Angela Slatter, “Bluebeard’s Daughter”
- Cat Sparks, “Dragon Girl”
- Lucy Sussex, “Angelito”
- Anna Tambour, “Tap”
- Kaaron Warren, “Mine Intercom”