New Melbourne event! Panel with Clementine Ford and Jules Wilkinson


January 23, 2016

I'll be talking about women writing queer fiction with the fabulous Clementine Ford and Jules Wilkinson as part of Word is Out for the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne - click here to book your tickets! read this post

LGBTQ Book Recommendations


December 26, 2015

These are a few of my favourite books - that happen to have LGBTQ characters, themes or storylines. The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett Dunnett is my favourite author, and probably the greatest influence on my writing. I love her command of tension, the precision of her writing, her breathtaking, incredible set pieces that are second to none. The blond antihero-protagonist Lymond is canonically bisexual, even if the main storyline is heteroromantic, and there is a sexual fluidity to his character that I fell in love with growing up. The Bell by Iris Murdoch Murdoch is perhaps my second favourite writer after Dunnett, and The Bell is a tour-de-force of biased viewpoint, and simple, structural perfection. I learned from The Bell the way that a new piece of information can "backlight" what has come before, allowing you to see it with new eyes, creating a powerful paradigm shift. The Bell[...] read this post