Tag Archive: 2012snapshot

Jun 08

Snapshot 2012: Andrew Macrae

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Andrew Macrae is a writer, editor and musician. He works full-time running his own freelance copywriting and editing business called Magic Typewriter. He plays in a three-piece instrumental rock band called The Television Sky. He is very handsome. 1) While I know you’re a progressive thinker, there’s something old fashioned in the way you’ve approached …

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Jun 08

Snapshot 2012: Jon Blum

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Jonathan Blum was imported from America fifteen years ago by his wife Kate Orman.  Together they made a name for themselves in the Doctor Who novels while the show was off the air, collecting multiple Aurealis and Ditmar nominations and a Best Novel award for Fallen Gods.  He’s also written radio plays, short stories, short …

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Jun 07

Snapshot 2012: Sara Creasy

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Sara Creasy grew up in a tumbling-down Victorian house in the West Midlands, UK, where she tapped out her first stories on a tiny blue typewriter. After moving to southeastern Australia as a teenager, her love of all things fantastical hooked her on science fiction. Meanwhile, in real life, a biology degree led to work …

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Jun 07

Snapshot 2012: Stephanie Gunn

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Stephanie Gunn is a lapsed (mad) scientist and writer of fantasy that slides between the mythic, dark and urban.  She has previously judged for the Australian Shadows Awards and the Aurealis Awards, and is currently the convener of the horror panel of this year’s Aurealis Awards.  She has reviewed for the now-defunct Horrorscope and now …

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Jun 06

Snapshot 2012: Rocky Wood

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Rocky Wood lives in Melbourne and is the co-author of three major works about Stephen King, each of which was nominated for the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction – ‘Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished’, ‘Stephen King: The Non-Fiction’ and ‘Stephen King: The Literary Companion’. The latter won the Bram Stoker …

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Jun 06

Snapshot 2012: Amanda Pillar

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Amanda Pillar is an awarding winning editor and speculative fiction author who lives in Victoria, Australia, with her partner and two children, Saxon and Lilith (Burmese cats). Amanda has had numerous short stories published and is the Editor-in-Chief for Morrigan Books. She has co-edited the fiction anthologies Voices (2008), Grants Pass (2009), The Phantom Queen …

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Jun 05

Snapshot 2012: Kim Wilkins

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Kim Wilkins is the author of more than 20 novels across a range of genres and age groups, though her heart belongs to adult spec fic. She has a PhD from University of Queensland, where she teaches in their award-winning writing program. She researches in the field of medieval literature and medievalism, writes about vikings …

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Jun 05

Snapshot 2012: Dave Hoskin

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Dave Hoskin studied Arts at Melbourne University and graduated to a job delivering pizzas. He still can’t stand Pizza Hut to this day. He then nagged his way into the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television on his third attempt, eventually winning the Best Director Prize in his final year. He …

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Jun 04

Snapshot 2012: Will Elliott

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Will Elliott is the Brisbane-based author of The Pilo Family Circus, which won numerous awards, most recently including the Spanish Nocte prize for Best International Novel. He followed that up with Strange Places: a memoir of mental illness, which was short-listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award in 2010. His new novel Nightfall comes out …

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Jun 04

Snapshot 2012: Trudi Canavan

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Trudi Canavan lives in Melbourne, Australia. She has been making up stories about people and places that don’t exist for as long as she can remember. Her first short story, “Whispers of the Mist Children”, received an Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story in 1999. Soon after, her bestselling Black Magician Trilogy was published, …

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