Hi! It's now over ten years since I became a full time writer - and it's still working out for me. In fact, getting better all the time!
Right now, I'm working on some revisions for the U.S, edition of Worldshaker. The Australian edition is out in May, from Allen & Unwin, the American edition probably early nxt year. (Can't say more, but it was a BIG advance!) Worldshaker is a steampunk/Victoriana fantasy, in the tradition of Philip Pullman and Jonathan Stroud, I guess. I've been working on it for more than 15 years - seriously I started making notes for it all that time ago! I started work on it three times and finally got it right. What a great feeling, when something like that comes good in the end.
If you want the full life story, it's there under the Biography button. I've left up my old brief tips on writing under the On Writing button, but they're now outdated by a much bigger project. if you want the real deal - 145 pages of free writing tips for anyone writing fantasy or genre fiction - it's up on a separate website, at www.writingtips.com.au.(About two thirds of it under the writing tips button at the top of the pages of this website.)
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