I completed my short story collection earlier this year and it’s now doing the rounds of the publishers. The collection, entitled Extreme Makeover, contains twelve adult stories in the crime/thriller genre. The market for short stories is extremely difficult at the moment with even household name authors not selling. If the longer version meets headwinds because of the miscellaneousness of the content I’ve also prepared a shorter edition of seven stories featuring female protagonists entitled Blood Women. I’m putting up one of the stories on the web site today from Extreme Makeover. It’s the only story I’ve written so far that is explicitly set in Bendigo. It’s called Cacoethes. I’m also putting up (in the ‘longer fiction’ section) the first chapter of a possible new novel entitled The Lavender Man.