November turned into a very busy month. There was the book launch, and before and after a lot of people wanted to talk about my book. Cricket season was upon us and post-lockdown, Victoria was opening up. In the first of what seemed to be many new experiences this year, Nick Richardson approached me to participate in his podcast The Maiden Summer. I was honoured to appear in the first episode ‘The Trailblazers’ and talk about the response to the first women’s game. It’s a great series and I recommend checking out the other episodes as well.
I spoke with Fiona Parker on ABC Central Victoria Breakfast Radio. Fiona was so engrossed that we chatted a little longer that we should have! I loved talking about the cricketers’ experiences, shedding some light on their trial and tribulations and ultimately their success. Articles also featured in the Bendigo Advertiser and Bendigo Times. It was fantastic to see so many people interested in my book and its story.
I had one November publication, and two December ones. My poem ‘The Beating of Her Heart’ was published in Midnight Echo 16, AHWA’s annual publication. It’s a creepy story about possessiveness and ownership, and ultimately about people not letting go. I also published a writers’ guide for horror writers called ‘Horror-Writers-Ink: Community and Your Writer’s Toolkit‘, which was featured by the kind folk at The Horror Tree. It talks about where to find publication markets and what’s around at the moment in ways of associations and organisations that are genre-specific to horror.
And one more to sneak in before the New Year! My ghostly story – also about hanging on to your past – called ‘The 504’ appears in Haunted, published by Specul8 Publishing.