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Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
12:04 pm - Fountain of the Worlds-- new release
Hi everyone,

After a long hiatus, I have a new release out tomorrow, December 31st. I'm over on the Torquere live journal, talking about the inspiration for Fountain of the Worlds, if you'd like to read an excerpt.

http://torquere-social.livejournal.com/2583436.html

It's lovely to see you all again!

Laney

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Thursday, July 25th, 2013
8:16 am - Research and fun
I'm over on the Romance for the Rest of Us blog, talking about researching Marginalia.

Whee!

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Monday, July 22nd, 2013
1:37 pm - "All Clear" - a Marginalia ficlet
I recently guest posted over at torquere_social to celebrate the stand alone release of "Marginalia". As part of the celebration I wrote this bonus ficlet "All Clear" which I'm sharing with you now. I hope you enjoy!

You might also be interested to know that I'm guest blogging over at Romance for the Rest of Us on Wednesday July 24th. Please feel free to visit me there over the course of the day, the more the merrier!

All Clear A "Marginalia" ficlet.

Not Safe For Work

All Clear - NSFWCollapse )

If you want to read Quint and Bailey's full story, you can get your copy of "Marginalia" now.

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013
9:32 am - Marginalia now available for the first time as a stand alone story!
Hi everyone,

I'm writing to you from the wilds of Europe where I'm currently travelling, and having a marvellous time!

Ordinarily I live in a quietly subversive suburban commune in Australia, with three of the best people and two of the best dogs ever known. One of the occupants of the commune has a fondness for eating couches, skirting boards, scissors, and absolutely anything left on the kitchen counters. The kitchen counters have never been kept so tidy. I'm all about relationships, people, love, and dogs who could be better behaved.

Up until now, my novella "Marginalia" has only been available in the Spiked anthology. I'm delighted "Marginalia" is now available as a stand alone story.

Cover image - Marginalia

Blurb:
Bailey likes to cut people—in a purely consensual way—which makes his work as a surgical technician with cosmetic enhancement corporation SirenCare his dream job. His recreational pursuits, however, would displease his employer, so he lives his personal life on the margins of Sydney, away from SirenCare’s corporate enclave, taking his chances in a city without water or power.

Quint is one of his chances, an illegal resident who pulls beer and breaks up fights. Quint’s not used to corporate men with the means to buy water, but he could get accustomed to being with Bailey and Bailey’s friend, Flynn, who engineers new and addictive body mods for SirenCare.

When Immigration incarcerates Quint as an illegal resident, only intervention by a corporation can free him. Can Bailey, with Flynn, persuade SirenCare that a disreputable bar tender is carrying experimental body mods, and should be rescued from detention?


Also, here's a teaser from the novella to whet your appetite... Excerpt, slightly NSFWCollapse )

Get your copy of "Marginalia" now.

I'm doing some author posts over at torquere_social so feel free to come and say hello! I'll be posting a bonus "Marginalia" ficlet over there too in the next few hours.

Laney

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
5:42 pm - AFL players march in Melbourne Pride Parade
Australian Football League players joined amateur footy players today, and marched in the Melbourne Pride Parade.

This news story has made me ridiculously happy.

In other news, I have finished and submitted the thesis-that-ate-my-life, and have graduated. I possibly know a bit more than I used to about a small number of things. However, having the degree was necessary to keep working in academia, and it is now done.

Apart from working and writing when I have time, I've had other adventures over the past year, like moving into a housing collective. It's a small commune, as communes go, and is buried in suburbia. My fellow communees are all fannish people, lovely and kind and quietly radical. *so much love for all of them* The collective has been the shining light of the past year.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012
8:41 pm
Hi! It's been far too long, and I have been remiss in posting.

I have snuck away from the really rather pressing demands of my thesis to fix that. My thesis is much less interesting than this.

I'm over on Embrace the Rainbow, taking part in a Book Club discussion on Circle of Change, if you would like to drop past. I talk a bit about how having come out as genderqueer has changed how I and other people engage with Circle of Change, amongst other things.

Laney

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Monday, November 21st, 2011
8:50 pm
I'm crawling out of the deepest, darkest depths of end-of-academic-year-marking-misery to post about a sale special on Walking to the Stars. Starting at 4pm EST, Monday 21st January, Walking to the Stars will be Eros ebooks' Deal-of-the-Day, on the Eros' front page, with the first ten copies selling for $0.99.

Here's the blurb for Walking to the Stars:

In the third Australis Liminus novel, the war is over and Samuel is on a secret mission in Australia for the rising World Government's space program. He knows he is under-prepared, and expects hardships, challenges and kangaroos. He wishes someone had told him just how large the kangaroos are, and how scary. And about the magic. Nick's farm is cold and bleak in the wild winter, but Samuel is grateful for the shelter, and for the chance to be close to Nick. It's there he meets Nick's friend, Talgerit, who is a budding magician with a taste for adventure, no boundaries and far too much enthusiasm. Beyond the farm is a wasteland, ruined by the war, where small outposts of people live surrounded by echoes of the past. Secrets live in the city, too, and bigger challenges face the three of them than forests and ghosts. All Samuel, Nick and Talgerit have to do is go to the city, find what Samuel's looking for, and get home again. The future is a long way to walk, even with someone you love.

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
7:49 am
Ten More Ways to Support Authors You Love.

I'm just saying, a couple of these might help with the novel that is currently at 90%. Backrubs, people, backrubs.

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
8:46 pm
I'm over on the Romance for the Rest of UsTM blog, thinking out loud about inspirational romances and Circle of Change.

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011
12:17 pm - Almost new release!
"Unfinished Business" has been re-released as a stand alone story, after previously only having been available as part of the Another Fine Mess anthology: "Unfinished Business; an Undercover Blues story

Ryan and Jason's quiet life together is shaken when a reporter finds them, bringing desperate trouble over an unpaid debt from Jason's past. How far will Jason go to save Ryan? How much hasn't been said?

Everything Ryan thought he and Jason had left behind is back, and they're in more danger than ever before.


excerpt behind the cutCollapse )

and I'm sharing the new release page with Angela Benedetti! Hi, Angie.
No, it's a typo. Hi Angie anyway.

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
7:08 pm
I've over on the Torquere livejournal, offering to write Running the Nullarbor and Monsters Past timestamp ficlets on demand.

It's writing as performance art.

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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
4:32 pm
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Walking to the Stars is now available, as an e-book, in multiple formats, or or as a paperback, from the Torquere Press website.

Fantastic Planet will have paperbacks imminently (shipping takes just a little bit of time), if you live somewhere vaguely south of the equator. Email Fantastic Planet at sales@fantasticplanet.net.au and they'll arrange your copy of Walking to the Stars.

Now, for a book blurb:

In the third Liminus Australis novel, the war is over and Samuel is on a secret mission in Australia for the rising World Government's space program. He knows he is under-prepared, and expects hardships, challenges and kangaroos. He wishes someone had told him just how large the kangaroos are, and how scary. And about the magic.

Nick's farm is cold and bleak in the wild winter, but Samuel is grateful for the shelter, and for the chance to be close to Nick. It's there he meets Nick's friend, Talgerit, who is a budding magician with a taste for adventure, no boundaries and far too much enthusiasm. Beyond the farm is a wasteland, ruined by the war, where small outposts of people live surrounded by echoes of the past. Secrets live in the city, too, and bigger challenges face the three of them than forests and ghosts.

All Samuel, Nick and Talgerit have to do is go to the city, find what Samuel's looking for, and get home again.

The future is a long way to walk, even with someone you love.

Excerpt from Walking to the Stars behind the cutCollapse )

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Friday, December 17th, 2010
10:28 am
I have a hard-working beta reader, Emily, who reads my drafts for me and corrects the worst of my punctation abuse, as well as my appalling entrenched Australianisms. It's a tedious job, without a lot of rewards, so I'm pleased to say, "Thank you, Emily," and post this:



Robots and Racecars recorded this cover of "I'm Not Okay" and dedicated it to her, because she is awesome.

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Monday, November 8th, 2010
9:44 am
Hi!

I have a couple of releases coming out over the next months, so thought I'd let you know.

Walking to the Stars, the third Australis Liminus novel, is due for release immediately after Christmas.

And "Undercover Blues: Unfinished Business" is going to be released as a stand alone short story, early in 2011. "Unfinished Business" was previously published in the Another Fine Mess collection, but the collection has been unavailable for some time.

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Monday, May 31st, 2010
5:55 pm
A good friend of mine, thdancingferret, is having a rotten time at the moment, and in the online version of helping out, we're having an auction to raise some funds for her. If you'd like to find out more about Chris, her life, and the auction, click on through here.

I've offered the following: Professional editing of up to ten thousand words. I will work with you to prepare a short story, or sample chapters, for submission for publication. (Starting bid is $25.) My auction item is at the bottom of the list here. And I know I've said ten thousand words, but if you'd like to bid large amounts, I'll edit large numbers of words for you.

Even if you're not interested in bidding on the chance to be edited by me, please consider bidding on one of the other auction items. Chris' friends are offering knitted goods! And art! And fic!

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Sunday, December 20th, 2009
5:38 pm
When I checked my PO Box on Friday, it contained something I'd been waiting for eagerly, the CD Forget to Breathe, by James Butterworth.



That's James. *points up* The CD is full of gorgeous songs like "3 Days", all written and sung by James with the same direct honesty, and recorded professionally.

If you want to have a listen to more of the album, there are teasers up on James' myspace page.

Email James at jb-cd-sales@hotmail.com to order the CD, which is $17 Aus, plus postage.

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Monday, December 7th, 2009
7:11 am
Last year, I posted about bunnymcfoo's Christmas project to raise money to buy underwear for teenagers in a homeless shelter in Spokane. That project was hugely successful, and she raised over $3000, which enough to buy a lot of underwear, warm clothes and toiletries.

She running the same appeal again this year. You can find her post here. Please drop past and leave her a dollar or two, if you have anything in your paypal account.

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
8:51 am
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Who'd like a Seasonal-type card from me? Comments are screened, so leave me a postal address.

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Saturday, November 28th, 2009
7:07 am
Torquere Books are having a Black Friday sale. They've reduced some of their print titles, including Spiked, which contains my novella "Marginalia". Print specials are while stocks last.

There's also 15% off all ebooks, and the discount code is thanks09

The sale runs until midnight Saturday, EST.

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Saturday, September 19th, 2009
8:49 am
Torquere Press are offering 15% off all purchases through the Torquere site, from now until midnight Monday (est). Just put anniv09 in the coupon code box at the checkout.

Also, don't forget to enter the Month long Torquere Press birthday contest!.

And Carole at Rainbow Reviews says kind things about Droit de Seigneur.

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