Tuesday, February 25 2014 @ 08:48 AM EST
Tuesday, February 25 2014 @ 08:48 AM EST
Monday, February 24 2014 @ 12:38 PM EST
Monday, February 24 2014 @ 10:18 AM EST
My good mate Alan Baxter tagged me for this Writing Process blog-chain. You can read his post on the subject at http://www.alanbaxteronline.com/writing-process-blog-chain/. The idea is that writers answer four questions that talk about their work and their process and then tag three other writers to do the same. Here are the questions and my answers to them, as best as I can articulate something that is often a quite often so nebulous for me...
Sunday, February 23 2014 @ 09:36 AM EST
It's been a long time between drinks for my poor old author website but, despite the long silence, things have been happening. Exciting things! Like a cicada emerging from it's shell, I'm back and updates will become more frequent.
Over the next few days I'll be posting about the following developments in more detail...
Author Alan Baxter tagged me in the Writing Process blog-chain last week, and to get yourself up-to-date before tomorrow, you can go and read his take here: http://www.alanbaxteronline.com/writing-process-blog-chain/.
Thursday, November 29 2012 @ 01:55 PM EST
Thursday, June 07 2012 @ 11:48 AM EST
In what can most probably be best described as a blurry polaroid alongside the crisply focussed and brightly lit portraits of other wonderful authors and editors, I have been interviewed by Kathryn Linge as part of the 2012 Australian Spec-Fic Snapshot...
Tuesday, June 05 2012 @ 12:42 PM EST
Editor Ekaterina Sedia has announced the table of contents and unveiled the cover for her latest anthology CIRCUS: Fantasy Under the Big Top.
With a stellar line-up of authors, I feel extremely privileged that she has chosen to reprint my circus novelette 'Calliope: A Steam Romance' alongside such luminaries as Peter Straub, Howard Waldrop and Jeff VanderMeer.
CIRCUS: FANTASY UNDER THE BIG TOP
Table of Contents
Thursday, May 24 2012 @ 12:32 PM EST
Author David McDonald has invited me to write a guest blog over at Ebon Shores as part of his Wednesday Writers series.
This was a great honour as David has featured some truly remarkable writers, and I felt a little out of my depth being part of it. But, I think I did alright, talking about how writing and illustration have entwined in my life, and how what I've learnt from illustration has informed my writing processes.
The post is called 'Painting With Words' and you can read it at http://www.davidmcdonaldspage.com/2012/05/andrew/
Tuesday, April 17 2012 @ 12:14 PM EST
As part of the release schedule for Kayelle Press's new anthology Night Terrors, which contains my novelette "White Lines, White Crosses", editor Karen Henderson has posted an interview with me.There I talk about myself, my writing, and the inspiration for "White Lines, White Crosses". I'm really proud of this story, and think it has some important things to say about youth, boredom, small towns and the danger that an unhealthy interest in fast cars to bring. I hope you'll all rush out and give it a read.
Here's part of the interview:
What inspired your story in Night Terrors?
I live on the Central Coast, north of Sydney, and we’ve got a lot of back roads up here that run through the bush. Twisty turny things, with un-guttered edges and rough paving. Almost all of them are lined in some way with little white crosses marking the place where someone has lost control of their car and wrapped it around a tree or a telegraph pole. I started photographing these roadside memorials – some of them crude, some elaborate, many of them decked about with flowers and photographs – and I noticed the birth-death years written upon them were almost always young drivers. One day, I drove past one I’d photographed previously and there were all these teenagers sitting around the memorial, talking and smoking cigarettes and drinking beers. That was the moment when I knew I had a story. Most of ‘White Lines, White Crosses’ was already written in my head by the time I got home.
You can read it in full at: http://www.kayellepress.com/2012/04/author-interview-andrew-j-mckiernan/
Wednesday, February 01 2012 @ 02:04 PM EST
Author Alan Baxter has been running a series of Tuesday Toots over on his blog, where a variety of authors and editors get a chance to blow their own tuba about current or upcoming projects. Today, it's my turn and I take full advantage. Like a blast heralding the End Times, I toot my horn three times about:
Toot the First - my new short story "Love Death" now available in Aurealis #45 (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/100597)
Toot the Second - my Lovecraftian SF tale "The Wanderer In the Darkness" out now in Midnight Echo 6 (http://midnightechomagazine.com/products-page/midnight_echo/midnight-echo-issue-6/).
The Final Blast - the cover art and internal illustrations I've done for Australian Literature Review's latest anthology, the Christmas themed Ho, Ho, Horror (http://auslit.net/auslit-publications)
You can read the full interview at: http://www.alanbaxteronline.com/tuesday-toot-andrew-mckiernan/