I was born in 1959, and grew up (though many would dispute this) mostly in Western Australia. I escaped from most of that state's institutions of higher learning at one time or another, but was lured back in the 1990s, received my M.A., and am in the last throes of writing my Ph.D. thesis. I'm the author of the novels The Art of Arrow Cutting, Shadows Bite, Foreign Bodies and Shadowrun: A Fistful of Data, and more than 100 short stories; fiction editor for Borderlands magazine; part-time creative writing tutor and book reviewer; and book buyer for Fantastic Planet science fiction specialist bookshop. I've won an Aurealis Award and a Ditmar, and been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award, a British Science Fiction Association Award, a Seiun Award, a Spectrum Award, a Sidewise Award, and a sainthood.
I still live in Western Australia, with my wife Elaine (also a writer) and a finite number of cats. My bibliography can be seen at