New non-fiction

My article ‘Wake In Fright At 50:Quintessential Australian Horror' is out now in Midnight Echo 15. I LOVE the cover! ❤️ AND my essay ’Horror, Culture, Society, and the Need To Be Liked’ is up on The Ginger Nuts Of Horror. Ive never had two publications on the same day! Awesome!

State Of Nature

I’ve added a page about my work-in-progress fantasy novel ’State Of Nature’. Click here to learn more about the book, the fictional history about the world, and my influences.


I'm doing NaNoWriMo for the first time! After feedback from the wonderful editors Louise Zedda-Sampson and Fiona Shaw, I'm working on expanding my novella to novel length. It'll be a challenge, but I think I can do it. We'll see! Also, the image is a mock cover for NaNoWriMo! Finn is a student of the... Continue Reading →

Supanova Brisbane 2021

It was wonderful to join fellow speculative fiction author Helen Stubbs at Supanova Brisbane! We had a fantastic time talking about our writing, inspirations, as well as past and upcoming work. Thanks to IFWG Publishing and Supanova!

Midnight Echo #16 Cover

Thrilled to share the cover of Midnight Echo #16, which includes my article  “Wake In Fright at 50 – Quintessential Australian Horror”. Midnight Echo is the offical magazine for the Australasian Horror Writers Association, of which I am a proud member. Midnight Echo published my first horror story ‘Madeline’ in 2015, which was also included ‘Dead... Continue Reading →

Update from the Beenleigh Community Garden

The Beenleigh Community Garden is growing! This month we’ve welcomed three new faces to our garden - two new financial members, as well as an enthusiastic student placement. It’s been wonderful to welcome new people into the garden. Our student dug straight into work, and helped to prepare a new garden bed and prune the tomatoes. We’re... Continue Reading →

Five fun facts about Claire!

Her favourite novel is 'Frankenstein; Or, The modern Prometheus' by Mary Shelley, with 'Black Foxes' by Sonya Hartnett a close second. She's had epilepsy since she was 12 (she's now 30 - gross).She loves Monty Python. “Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.”She loves heights, and has... Continue Reading →


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