Author Archives: Lily Mulholland

Disaster strikes…or, first world problems undo best laid plans

Argh, an academic I am not meant to be. My long-suffering MPhil thesis will remain in my life for a little longer: my annual progress review did not go according to plan and I am now about 6,000 words in … Continue reading

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Word counts, schmerd counts

It’s a good thing word counts are excellent motivators for so many writers I know, but I have to confess I hate them! And it might not be for the reason you think. Some writers live by their word counts; … Continue reading

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Conflux 9

Well, Conflux 9, which was also this year’s Australian speculative fiction writing convention (NATCON), has been and gone! Held last week from Thursday 25 April through to Sunday 28 April, the Con was a fabulous event that drew around 250 … Continue reading

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New Sun Rising wins Gold eLit Award

Wow! New Sun Rising, the charity fiction anthology that supported the Japanese tsunami relief effort, has been awarded a Gold award in the anthology category in the 2012 eLit Book Awards. My story, ‘The Brewer’s Son’, is still one of … Continue reading

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What bringeth 2013?

Greetings, dear readers. It would appear the year of two thousand and thirteen has crept upon us. Great Scott and gadzooks! Agh, I’ve come over all faux 19th Century. It must be the research I’ve been doing on the costume … Continue reading

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A lovely bunch of coconuts

What a lovely bunch of coconuts we are! The Australian speculative fiction scene is so friendly, encouraging and supportive – I had a blast over the weekend catching up with writers and readers I knew and meeting lots of lovely … Continue reading

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Conflux 8 is on this weekend in Canberra

I’m looking forward to the annual Conflux speculative fiction conference, which is being held at the Novotel hotel in Canberra this weekend, 29-30 Sep 12. Some great local, national and international speakers will entertain writers, readers and fans of speculative … Continue reading

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What would you miss in the apocalypse?

I often hold something in my hand, gaze at it and wonder what I’ll do without it in the apocalypse. What, you too? Then head on over to Romance Writers of the Apocalypse, where they are crowd-sourcing a list: reading

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Conflux 9 – how can we make it more accessible?

That was not cool, WordPress! You just ate my post. Here goes again… Want to come to Conflux 9/NATCON 2013 but you’re worried it’s not going to have what you want? Are you concerned about accessibility issues? Well the Conflux … Continue reading

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New Sun Rising published

I am a bit late to the party (where did June go???), but the charity anthology New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan is out now and available for download. In it you will find my story The Brewer’s Son, which … Continue reading

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