Yes, folks. We have the final line up sorted now! We have a grand total of 34 stories, and once we’ve decided on the ordering, we’ll be able to announce the full contents of the anthology.
We are still working our way through the editing, but the contributors are being wonderful and getting their stories back to us really quickly. It makes our jobs, as editors, so much easier when we get to work with such lovely, professional, and enthusiastic writers.
Today we’d like to introduce a few more of those writers to you.
LINDA NICCOL – WRITER/DIRECTOR: Stories from Linda’s collections The Geometry of Desire (2005) and The Temperature of Water (2008) have been well reviewed, broadcast and anthologized. She won the 2006 Kaos Films British Short Screenplay Competition with The Handkerchief. She co-wrote New Zealand’s 2007 box office smash Second-Hand Wedding. She has directed three short films – The Poets, 2008, The Making of Dead Girl, 2009, MovieFest category winner, and Collision, 2010. Her script Looking for Lila Ray reached the top 25 of the 2010 Kaos Films British Feature Film Screenplay Competition. Linda lives in Raumati with her husband, daughter and dog. She is currently employed as Marketing and Communications Manager for City Gallery Wellington. www.lindaniccol.com
Kim Koning is a writer who calls two countries home. Born in South Africa, she grew up on fantastic tales of African creatures and myths, which first gave her a love for tales of all kinds and led her to study freelance journalism, specialising in travel. Following her family to New Zealand in her early twenties, she finally found her writers voice and has been using it ever since, while working in various customer service industries.
She is a published poet in two anthologies: “Emotional Journeys” and “Lines of Light and Shade“. Her first novel is in the submission process, and she is currently working on her second.
Tim Jones is a poet and author of both science fiction and literary fiction who was awarded the NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature in 2010. He lives in Wellington. Among his recent books are fantasy novel Anarya’s Secret (RedBrick, 2007), short story collection Transported (Vintage, 2008), and poetry anthology Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand (Interactive Press, 2009), co-edited with Mark Pirie. Voyagers won the “Best Collected Work” category in the 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Tim’s third poetry collection Men Briefly Explained, will be published by Interactive Press in late 2011. For the latest news on Tim and his writing, see http://timjonesbooks.blogspot.com