State Library of Victoria

Just a review of sorts.

This library is Australia’s oldest public library, established in 1854. It’s a gorgeous building, located in a tiny green-park oasis within Melbourne’s shopping precinct.

Library seen here on a gorgeous sunny day in December

Now, I love a library and you’ll often find me in one. But Victoria’s State Library is one of the most beautiful libraries I’ve visited. The LaTrobe Reading Room, (The Dome) with its elaborate octagonal domed ceiling, is especially wonderful. This, in my opinion, is a must-see. You can walk through the Reading room, or you can explore the galleries around it, with their own displays such as ‘World of the Book’.

That’s a ‘wow’, right?

Here you’ll find the seating and wi-fi is free, so you can just wander in, settle yourself and get to work! Quietly of course. Which I did. No coffee allowed though! Make sure you finish the caffeine before entry!

Travel writing!

Once you’re finished with your work, and have explored the other exhibitions, you can find Ned Kelly’s armour in the South Rotunda.

Ned Kelly

If you like libraries, you’ll love this one!

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

Wandering Stars – Ready for Pre-Order!

Deadset Press has produced a banger Zodiac series, with anthologies inspired by the signs of the Zodiac.

This year, Deadset are releasing Wandering Stars, a ‘best of’ series, and the anthology is now available for pre-order! (Paperback coming soon!)

look at that cover! *heart eyes*

I’m so pleased my story ‘The Endless Chase’ was included to represent for Scorpio! The Endless Chase is a retelling of the Greek myth of Orion and Artemis, exploring themes of wisdom, human connection and legacy.

I’m BIG into the myth retellings, so this was a FUN story for me to write. It was originally published in Scorpio from Deadset Press.

Available to preorder from:

Wandering Stars is an anthology of speculative fiction tales inspired by the mythology and imagery of the twelve Zodiac signs. This collection features twenty-four of the best stories from Australian Speculative Fiction’s ‘The Zodiac Series’ with each sign being represented by two tales.

The twisted and delightful stories cover many genres, including science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and are written by some exciting stars of the Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction scene.

Shortlisted for the Scarlet Stiletto!

I’ve been shortlisted for the 29th Scarlet Stiletto Awards!

So happy to have my little fictions included on the shortlist. I’ve never entered the Scarlet Stiletto before, though I’ve known about them for years.  Crime fiction, quite frankly, intimidates me! It’s hard to write! It’s got a lot of moving parts. But I thought I’d give it a go and put a couple in. So glad I did.

Thank you Sisters In Crime Aus!

That Stiletto!

Etherea Magazine #5

So excited to have my story “TrueYou.” in issue #5 of Etherea Magazine!

This story was inspired by an article I read about Snapchat Dysmorphia- where social media users began desiring the filtered faces that they posted in their socials such as Snapchat or Instagram.

Truly a problem of our current age!

“Her new face was grown in a lab. The product was created using patented TrueYou PlasmaSkin, designed using an app on Elsie’s phone. To design a new face, the app only required a three-dimensional upload of her current face and an interactive sculpting stylus, which she’d needed to order…”

– TrueYou, by Tee Linden

Wonderful story art by Etherea Magazine