More about Michael Gardner

Michael Gardner is a public servant and economist living in Canberra, Australia with his wife and two kids. He loves contemporary fantasy and horror – really anything strange or weird. And he has a very patient wife who puts up with his taste in TV shows and movies, and lets him spend more time writing then he probably should.


Michael Gardner’s story “This Side of the Wall” was
published on Friday, 19 January 2018.

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A question for Katherine Perdue

Q: Do you use music for inspiration? If so what do you listen to?

A: Yes. Sometimes this is straightforward. If I’m trying to write something sad, I don’t choose upbeat music. If it’s difficult to write, then I avoid distractingly catchy lyrics. But I also find that if I’ve written productively while listening to something before, especially if more than once, that piece of music gets imbued with the moment, becomes a kind of talisman. So that if I want to write that way again, with that kind of focus, I have but to listen to it. As for what kind? You name it: opera, bluegrass, rock, gamelan, all kinds.


Katherine Perdue’s story “The Seer at Sunset Hills Shopping Plaza” was
published on Friday, 5 January 2018.

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