My story A Ruby in Rain is now online at Tales from the Archives, the official Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences anthology.
From the farthest edge of the Empire, New Zealand agents Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to interview a recent arrival to Auckland’s prisons. An infamous gambler has turned himself into their custody, not for the safety of society but for his own. The Ministry steps in to uncover a man’s story of impressive luck, and more incredible vision.
Opium dens, clockwork eyes and exploding sheep: just another night in Auckland. Check it out.
Phoenix Rising, the first Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novel by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris is available right now. Huge thanks to Pip and Tee for letting me play in their universe.
Tales for Canterbury is now at the printers! You already know it's an amazing bunch of stories by even more amazing people. If you haven't already ordered your copy, just go do it now, OK? I'll wait.
And finally - I can't believe I haven't blogged about it earlier (blame Twitter) but my story 'Wood' will be included in Ticonderoga Publications' Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror. The full list of stories:
RJ Astruc: “Johnny and Babushka”
Peter M Ball: “L’esprit de L’escalier”
Alan Baxter: “The King’s Accord”
Jenny Blackford: “Mirror”
Gitte Christensen: “A Sweet Story”
Matthew Chrulew: “Schubert By Candlelight”
Bill Congreve: “Ghia Likes Food”
Rjurik Davidson: “Lovers In Caeli-Amur”
Felicity Dowker: “After the Jump”
Dale Elvy: “Night Shift”
Jason Fischer: “The School Bus”
Dirk Flinthart: “Walker”
Bob Franklin: “Children’s Story”
Christopher Green: “Where We Go To Be Made Lighter”
Paul Haines: “High Tide At Hot Water Beach”
Lisa L. Hannett: “Soil From My Fingers”
Stephen Irwin: “Hive”
Gary Kemble: “Feast Or Famine”
Pete Kempshall: “Brave Face”
Tessa Kum: “Acception”
Martin Livings: “Home”
Maxine McArthur: “A Pearling Tale”
Kirstyn McDermott: “She Said”
Andrew McKiernan: “The Memory Of Water”
Ben Peek: “White Crocodile Jazz”
Simon Petrie: “Dark Rendezvous”
Lezli Robyn: “Anne-droid of Green Gables”
Angela Rega: “Slow Cookin’ “
Angela Slatter: “The Bone Mother”
Angela Slatter & Lisa L Hannett: “The February Dragon”
Grant Stone: “Wood”
Kaaron Warren: “That Girl”
Janeen Webb: “Manifest Destiny”
And that's it for news. Now I'd better retreat into my cave and write some more stories. Thank you and goodnight!