Tag Archives: ebooks

Some New Books (new to the non-ANZ world at least)

Almost three years ago, I turned my hand to crime. Crime fiction, at least. Actually, not even precisely crime fiction. Fiction with a crime in it. The idea had been on my mind for years, on and off, but in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

‘Creepy/Surreal’ – a Different Christmas Story

In late 1994, I was making an unhurried transition from practising medicine to writing full-time. (Inside I was hurrying, but outside there were still groceries to buy and a mortgage to pay, so some kind of regular income seemed smart.) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How We Read When We Read On Our iPads

Last December, Amazon sold around 5 million Kindle devices of one kind or another. (Remarkably, it seems that about a dozen or so of those devices still don’t have ebooks of mine on them, but that’s an issue for another … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

All Those Ways of Leaving – The Story Behind the Story

All Those Ways of Leaving began with a pathology specimen pot at med school in the 80s. The Pathology Museum at the UQ Med School was, and probably still is, a remarkable place, though we were rarely able to appreciate … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Two New Lives for Perfect Skin

Perfect Skin was the novel that broke me in America. When I say ‘broke’ I don’t mean it put me on tour for months and bought me my second Lear jet, but it got me a start there. It gave … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

You, Me and a Lot of Shampoo – the hairdresser porn that got dumped and scored me a contract

By the mid-90s, my writing career wasn’t exactly resembling a career. I’d had a collection of short stories published that reviewers had persuaded everyone but my mother not to buy, but my agent was working hard to get me any … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

New (Old) Stories, Free Stories

Who knows where ebooks will end up once we’re through this one-time-in-a-few-centuries shake-up of publishing, but it’s time for me to make more of some of their early apparent advantages. Here are three of them: 1. Old stories never die. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments