Friday, 10 October 2014

Short Story

I have a short story in this issue of Southerly's The Long Paddock. The story is based on a chapter of my novel which is being released next year and now finally has a title - An Ordinary Epidemic, but the story approaches it from a different character's point of view. So, a sample of the novel that won't actually appear in it (like the Dirty Rotten Scoundrel's trailer, only nothing like it).

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

My next novel, to be released by MidnightSun Publishing

I'm very excited to announce that MidnightSun Publishing will be releasing my next novel (to be named very soon) in May 2015. It may seem like a long time off, but just now it feels way too close.

I'm excited to be working with MidnightSun, it's great to find people who feel passionate about different voices. Now I have to get back to my balancing if I want to make that deadline....

Sunday, 25 May 2014

The Next Phase Begins

This is the view from the park bench under the Harbour bridge where I signed the contract for my next novel with an independent publisher on Thursday. I had long ago stopped imagining that moment, but as it happened it was nothing like I would have envisaged.

It was the kind of balmy late autumn day that Sydney excels in, there was a quiet bustle of people in the park and along the road. Nothing extraordinary happened around us, no one noticed it. It was still and beautiful.

I spent the morning and most of the next day at the Sydney Writers Festival, working on my last (mild) sunburn of the year. As I walked back past this spot on Friday afternoon, and then down through Circular Quay and through the last minute construction for the Vivid Festival, I felt again why I love Sydney so much. For me, Sydney just is, it doesn't want or care about your approval, even without festivals and museums and harbour side cafes, it is beautiful.

It reminds me of a quote I can't quite remember from one of the Pythons. Whichever one it was said that they all had to work hard to be funny. Except John Cleese. He was funny just by existing.

Monday, 21 April 2014

AfterZoe

AfterZoe is now available in ebook (kindle, iBook, Kobo and many others) and paperback (createspace and amazon). You can find the links to all these, plus more information on AfterZoe, reviews, reading group questions and an excerpt on http://www.afterzoe.gormand.com.au/ AfterZoe was such a long time in the writing, I am so excited to have it out there, being read.