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Oh, I forgot!

Heh, we’ve had a couple of other little things this past few days. Bubs has started having a bit of “solid” food (rice cereal barely counts as solid!) – I’d forgotten how cute babies are when they are learning to eat! The perplexed look they get, the little tongue working, trying to understand the new textures and tastes – cute! So that’s a fun new thing.

Oh, and husband has sold his mine. I banked the final cheque today. That’s also fun :)

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Moving house

 No, not literally yet, unfortunately. But I have moved over to Word Press at (RSS me into your reader!). For those interested, here’s my most recent posts:

The RSS is also available through LiveJournal – just friend  :)

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 Just in case you wondered, I stopped doing mini-reviews here because I started using Goodreads. Goodreads is cool. I love Goodreads now.

Oh, and yes, I recently started watching Doctor Who :)

Reminder that I’m not really blogging here any more – I’ve moved over to – RSS me! :)


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Aurealis Awards 2011

2011 Aurealis Awards to be held in Sydney again

Chimaera Publications and SpecFaction NSW are delighted to announce that the 2011 Aurealis Awards will again be organised by SpecFaction NSW and held in Sydney.

Aurealis Awards Co-convenor, Susan Wardle, said that after the success of the 2010 Awards, SpecFaction was thrilled to be back on board as the organisers of the event.

The nomination period for the 2011 Aurealis Awards is from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011. The awards website is expected to be ready to accept entries from mid-July 2011.

The awards website is at Queries can be addressed to

If you wish to register an interest in being on a judging panel please email the Judging Coordinator at editormum75 [at] gmail [dot] com (and by the way, that’s me!) :)


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Call for Submissions: Apocalypse Hope

Submissions are now open for the next FableCroft anthology, tentatively titled Apocalypse Hope.

The world is ending: climate change, natural disaster, war and disease threaten to destroy all we know. Predictions of the future are bleak. But does the apocalypse really mean the end of the world? Is there no hope for a future that follows?

FableCroft Publishing is seeking speculative fiction stories on the theme “Apocalypse Hope”. The stories must in some way address the idea that after the apocalypse (whatever and wherever in your universe that might be), there is a future for the peoples who survive it. The rest is up to your imagination.

Stories should be between 2,000 and 10,000 words. Please query the editor before sending stories outside those limits.

Original stories are preferred. Please query for reprints.

No simultaneous submissions please.

For multiple submissions, please query first.

Submissions open: July 4, 2011

Submissions close: September 30, 2011

Anticipated publication date: June 2012

Electronic submissions only. Please send story as an rtf or doc attachment to fablecroft [at] gmail [dot] com, with the subject line: SUBMISSION: Title of Story

Please ensure your story file includes your contact details including postal address and email address.

Stories should be formatted to usual electronic submission standard. Times New Roman font of 11/12 point preferred, with at least 1.5 spacing.

Please be cautious to only submit final, proofread copy – ensure you have checked all your edits and removed all track changes in your document.

The editor will respond with a submission received email within 48 hours, but story selection may not occur until up to one month after the deadline. This anthology is open to international contributors.

Payment will be AUD$50.00 and one contributor copy of the print book. Further royalties will apply for e-book revenue.

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