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Women in SF&F Month 2019

Since 2012, Kristen from Fantasy Cafe has been running Women in SF&F Month every April, gathering together guest posts from a wide range of authors and bloggers. This year, she invited me to contribute. You can catch me over there talking about fae YA and why Jodi McAlister’s Valentine series is awesome. Kristen also maintains […]

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2019 Ditmar Award Nominations

The preliminary shortlists for the 2019 Ditmar Awards were announced yesterday afternoon. I’m honoured to be nominated for Best Fan Publication in Any Medium for the Earl Grey Editing blog and Best New Talent for my story New Berth from Mother of Invention. I was also delighted to see Mother of Invention nominated for Best […]

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A Hugo Nomination

I might be wrapping up the Earl Grey Editing blog, but the news isn’t all bad. The shortlists for the Hugo Awards were announced last night and I am delighted to say that The Skiffy and Fanty Show has been nominated for Best Fancast. It is a huge honour to be part of the team. […]

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Tea Break

  After four and a half wonderful years, I regret to announce that I am winding up the blog here at Earl Grey Editing. This has been a very difficult decision because writing these posts has brought me a great deal of joy. However, it also takes up a good deal of time and energy. […]

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2018 Awards Eligibility

With 2018 almost done, awards season is once again gearing up. Which means it’s time for my obligatory eligibility post. Work I’ve Reviewed The Ditmar Awards The Ditmars are Australia’s popularly-voted awards for SFF. Traditionally, they’re presented at NatCon. In 2019 that will be Continuum 15, held in Melbourne 7-10 June. Works I’ve reviewed that […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Mornington Peninsula Chocolates, teacup, tea and chocolate

Blogging Birthday: Four Years

Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Earl Grey Editing’s blog. I was a bit more prepared this year and ordered some special chocolates from Mornington Peninsular Chocolates to celebrate. Pictured above (starting from the top and moving clockwise) are the raspberry ganache, French Earl Grey ganache, caramel swirl and chai ganache. Unsurprisingly, my favourite was […]

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Gippsland Water Dragon, Earl Grey Editing

Scaling Back

Last week I took a hiatus to get things back on track and to have a think about the future of the blog. As I mentioned there, I have been dealing with burnout for a while and it has become apparent to me that my current workload is unsustainable. Having given it some thought, I’m […]

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Gone Fishing

I have been struggling a lot with burnout this year. My word count has been shrinking each week and it has been taking me longer and longer to write my blog posts. The head start I had on them has been shrinking and it has been increasingly stressful to meet their deadlines. Last week I […]

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Loose-leaf Links #55

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is China Pearls from Indulge Tea. It has a light, grassy flavour and stands up well to multiple brewings. Announcements I’m delighted to have […]

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Skiffy and Fanty’s Month of Joy

  January is traditionally a quiet month, as everyone recovers from the holidays and tries to avoid the blazing heat or the mounds of snow. It’s an excellent time to pause and take stock. Which is what The Skiffy and Fanty Show have been doing. They’ve been busy shifting over to their shiny new website […]

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