I am a writer, science-fiction critic and nursery-hand (the garden kind, not the baby kind). My debut novel The Rain Never Came has recently been released, and is available from all the usual places. I also write science fiction criticism for Aurealis magazine and review for the independent ‘weird music’ website 206618_10150268076437818_7932375_n, and have completed a PhD that critically and creatively explored the relationship between Australian post-apocalyptic fiction and Australian notions of national identity. I love all things music-related, the Australian environment, overlooked genres and playing in the garden.