Sunday, July 21, 2013
Spaceships and magic - What's new with Nicole Murphy
by Nicole Murphy
Congrats Sandy - you've won a copy of Secret Ones! Email nicole at nicolermurphy dot com with your address so I can send it to you.
It's been an incredibly busy time for me since I last posted (all the way back in March! Sorry, I will do better).
I was the co-chair of this year's Australian National Science Fiction Convention. I started a brand new project, developing a professional development day for writers. I took over running the 2014 Aurealis Awards (Australia's premier awards for science fiction/fantasy/horror).
There's been some success on the writing front too.
Firstly, my short story 'The Black Star Killer' was selected for inclusion in the Australian Year's Best Fantasy and Horror for 2012. This story is set in the 1920s but is also part of the gadda universe of my novels, so I'm really excited about it. The story first appeared in 'Damnation and Dames' and it's my first ever story to make a year's best collection. Honestly, I'm sure whereever you were in the world that day, you heard my squee of glee!
Also, I sold my second contemporary romance. The Lies We Tell is the story of Sia and Todd, who were driven apart ten years ago by lies. Circumstances have drawn them back together and as the lies start to unravel, whole families are put at risk. It will be released on August 1 - eep!
Right now, I'm returning to my spec fic roots, and also to my storytelling roots. I'm revising my science fiction romance - which needs a title, dammit! - in order to get it read before final polishing for submission. The thing is - I first developed this world, and my heroine Cassandra, when I was 14. Nearly 30 years I've been working on this, and I finally think it's nearly there!
Maybe I should call it 'About Time' :)
I hate coming up with titles - I suck at them. Some people are brilliant. Sometimes, you get stories you want to read just for the titles. For example, the titles of fellow Supernatural Undergrounder Kerrelyn Sparks. They are great!
Posted at 2:05 AM