Welcome

  Hello! And Welcome to the website of Heather Ewings. I'm a Tasmanian author of mostly speculative fiction, a chocoholic, a bookworm and a would-be hermit! My blog posts tend to be sporadic, coming in clumps and then none for months. If it's been a while since I've posted, I'm most likely working on something, … Continue reading Welcome

May News

This month has had some particularly difficult moments, and I'm not going to say more about that, except that you should *always* trust your instincts! I originally intended to take part in Ray Daley's story submissions challenge (if you missed my last post the aim of the challenge was to submit a story a day). … Continue reading May News

April News

First of all a huge THANK YOU!! to everyone for all your support this month, with the release of my first novella 'What the Tide Brings'. It was very briefly in the Top 100 Best-Selling Australian and Oceanian Literature on Amazon's Kindle store, which was very exciting.   If you missed out - the ebook … Continue reading April News

What the Tide Brings – Available NOW

Along the coast she-oaks and salt gums were interspersed with honeysuckle and clumps of blade grass. (a deleted phrase from 'What the Tide Brings' after the location was moved from Australia to Scotland)   Great News! What the Tide Brings is available now in both ebook and paperback (signed copies available too!). And up until … Continue reading What the Tide Brings – Available NOW

Two New Anthologies

  This week has been hard, and busy with all sorts of things, some of which I'll cover in my I have two announcements today - two anthologies containing my stories were published this week! Black Hare Press's OCEANS anthology is the 9th in their Dark Drabble series, and is full of dark stories revolving … Continue reading Two New Anthologies

March News

Well - what to say about March? You all know the big news that's affecting us all. How are you coping during these times? If you've read my bio, you'll see that I've called myself a would-be hermit, and if I'm completely honest I'm mostly enjoying this time where I can actually be a hermit … Continue reading March News

Maggie and the Selkie – intro

I've been super busy behind the scenes here, working on a few novellas I hope to publish later this year. The first will be a slightly adapted version of my novella 'What the Tide Brings', which was printed by The People's Library for their project in 2018. Part of what I have been doing is … Continue reading Maggie and the Selkie – intro

February News

The biggest news for the month is the publication of 'Stories of Hope' - a bushfire relief anthology published by Deadset Press, which includes my story 'Raven's Sacrifice'. I haven't had a chance to read all 70+ stories yet, but I'm made my way through most of them and there are some amazing tales in … Continue reading February News

January News

January has been a huge month! This month I took part in the January Submission Challenge, organised by UK Author Raymond Daley. The challenge was to submit at least one story every day for the month of January - that's 31 stories! After deciding to take part in Ray's September Submission Challenge at the very … Continue reading January News

Book Review – The Binding by Bridget Collins

    This book is absolutely spell-binding, in so many ways! It follows the story of Emmett, a farmer's son who is summoned to be an apprentice for a binder - a woman who removes people's most terrible memories and binds those memories into a book, which she then locks away in a vault to … Continue reading Book Review – The Binding by Bridget Collins

Book Review – The Balfour Correspondent by James Dryburgh

The Balfour Correspondent is not a novel. It's a collection of letters sent by 14 year old Sylvia M'Arthur from Balfour, on Tasmania's West Coast, to the 'Young Folks' page of Launceston's 'Weekly Courier' in 1912, and interspersed with replies from James Dryburgh, writing from Hobart one hundred years later.