It’s lovely to see Daughter of Hope, first novel in The Siaris Quartet, on the nominations list for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of Western Australia’s annual ‘Tin Duck’ Awards, in the Best Professional WA Long Written Work section. ‘Daughter’ is in good company, with two novels by Juliet Marillier, along with novels by Adrian Bedford and Dane Richter. All of us are, or have been, members of the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre Speculative Fiction Group. It truly is a power-house, with many published authors to its credit, and always more up and coming. Yay West Aussies!
My short story Pearl Red: The Hunt of the Unicorn is a candidate in the Best Professional WA Short Written Work section of this year’s awards. Two of my writing buddies from Egoboo WA, Satima Flavell and Sarah Lee Parker, also have short stories in this section, along with stories by Martin Livings and Stephanie Gunn.
The awards will be announced at the end of March at SwanCon 2013. Good luck to all the nominated authors!
More information about this year’s SwanCon and the nominations lists can be found here: