Focus2013-Cover-187x300‘The Nest’ has been chosen as part of spec-fic anthology Focus 2013: Highlights of Australian short fiction, edited by Tehani Wessely.

The full table of contents and description is on Fablecroft’s site here ( but to quote the intro:

“With the framework of annual awards shortlists to inform us, we have drawn together the most critically acclaimed Australian speculative fiction of the year into one volume. Each story appearing here has won or been shortlisted for a prestigious short speculative fiction award. With this book, we showcase the crème de la crème of Australian writing for 2013, accentuated by the marvellous artwork of the multi-award winning Kathleen Jennings.”

The anthology includes stories by some fabulous Aussie writers, such as Kaaron Warren, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Cat Sparks and Joanne Anderton, so I have no idea how I snuck my way into this, but very happy that I did. And my dad’s story, Acts of Chivalry, got a special mention in the intro as well – the writing dynasty continues!

Focus 2013 is officially on sale from October 1st, and is currently available for pre-order at AmazonKobo and Smashwords for US$4.99.