I found these great questions for writers on Twitter and I answered them in a couple of threads over there (you can find me at @Tabatha_Writes if you want to follow me) but I thought it would be cool to pop them on my blog too. Part One 1. I started writing as soon as
Just popping by on the last day of the year to leave my final update of 2021 (and also so I can tick off one of last year's goals, to make a blog post every month!)
It’s almost Halloween and I know some of my readers like to read spooky stories around this time. This is a story that didn’t make it into SEEDS as it just didn’t quite fit the collection. What it is, you’ll have to decide for yourself. I suppose I think of it as a ghost story,
The first story in my new collection SEEDS is a flash-fiction piece entitled "Bloom." It follows an elderly couple on a road trip as they celebrate their anniversary and encounter a field of mystical sunflowers. As a special sneak peek, I am delighted to share it with you now.
How I plan a story is very similar to how I plan a road trip: the car is packed, I have a full tank of petrol and I know basically where I’m headed, but the actual route I will take to reach my destination is anyone’s guess. My writing philosophy is something akin to, “Let’s
My short story “Red-Eye” is one of four reprints included in my new collection, SEEDS. The story was my first ever short fiction acceptance and was originally published in the Australian Horror Writers Magazine, Midnight Echo #14 in 2019. This short piece which explains the inspiration behind it was originally published at Sinister Reads. It
The Advance Review Copies of SEEDS have been sent out and I am now waiting nervously for the first reactions. The following story did not make it into the TOC as it didn’t quite fit with the others, but it still remains one of my most favourite pieces of writing because I can still remember
A very quick update as I go through today’s to-do list: With the whole of Aotearoa, New Zealand plunged once more into a Level 4 lockdown and anxieties rising again, it might seem somewhat counterproductive to write about how consuming horror can help and heal. But that’s just what I’ve been doing. With huge thanks