How have you fared during the pandemic?

Honestly? Quite well, all things considered. I live in Australia, so we haven’t copped infection rates as badly as many other countries. Everyone in my household still got to work or study (albeit in a different form to what we were accustomed to), and this little introvert was grateful for the slower pace of life.

What’s been keeping you busy?

After years of short story writing, I have started in earnest on writing a novel. It’s hard, and I don’t much like it, but I am determined to eat this elephant*, one bite at a time.
*(No actual elephants were harmed in the composing of this novel.)

What was your favorite piece of new horror media from the last year?

I don’t want to think too hard about this, or I’ll never settle on a single answer… First thing that comes to mind is the Korean zombie movie #Alive. It’s funny, scary and ultimately uplifting, and uses 21st century technology in the plot to superlative effect.

What are you looking forward to most in the horror community for 2021?

A couple of weeks ago I went to the first face-to-face gathering with other writers in the Melbourne horror community that I had attended in over a year. So I’m looking forward to more of that. Maybe even a genre convention or two, the Plague Gods be willing.

What keeps from throwing in the towel when things get tough?

The sunk cost fallacy. I’ve been doing this for so long, I can’t give up now! Also, I owe a few people a book dedication.

What projects do you have coming up?

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