I have two very big things coming out in 2019.
The first is Highway Bodies, a book about queer teens who have to rely upon each other to survive during a zombie apocalypse. It’s set in Australia, and there are three POV characters:
- Jojo, a non binary DORK whose town goes into lockdown when some weird things start happening at the local hospital
- Dee, the bi drummer in a band who has gone to a house in the bush for a weekend then discovers something in town is very wrong
- a character who is mostly unnamed until the very end, she is a trans girl who lives in rural Australia, where the zombie infection first starts out
Highway Bodies is going to come out early 2019 with Echo Publishing and you can read the short story it started out being here.
The second thing is Kindred, an anthology of queer #loveozya stories by queer Australian authors. The other authors are:
- Christos Tsiolkas
- Benjamin Law
- Jen Wilde
- Ellen van Neerven
- Marlee Jane Ward
- Claire G. Coleman
- Erin Gough
- Nevo Zisin
- Omar Sakr
- Jax Jacki Brown
- Michael Earp
My story is set in the near-future, where sea levels have risen and everyone lives close to, around, or in the sea. Marling goes out fishing one day, but an unexpected storm pings ver boat to somewhere ve’s never been before, where they meet New, an enby who lives in a cabin in a mangrove swamp.
Kindred will be coming out mid next year with Walker Books.