You can find me over at my own website, Fable

The site is still being built, but come visit and tell me what you think!

I completed NaNoWriMo 2008! A 50,000 word story in a month. Now to actually finish the rest of the story…

Come and visit my writing at Katarr Kanticles Press

In my time on RedBubble, I have co-hosted the Short Stories Group, Spherical Scriptings, the Vampire Group, Blood Red, Full Moon Rising the Werewolf group, the Sci-fi group, fantasy art and Monsters Inc. For the moment I’ve dropped group hosting due to real-world workload.

I’m currently a biologist by day (pathology genetics, B.App.Sci (Hons I), PhD). I started developing photography and creative writing to keep me sane during the ordeal of the PhD. I didn’t really have time to be doing it, but my mind clutched at it and wouldn’t let go.

I enjoy escapism, probably more than most things. A lot of Neil Gaiman’s writing strikes a chord, particularly when he’s avoiding the real world. Then anything that looks like a fairytale.

I’ve worked in photography and sold images in a number of ways and places :)

I’ve got a story published at AustralianReader (which was the Editor’s pick for March 2008), Greenbeard (which was also selected for their first print edition), and Bewildering Stories, a review at Greenbeard, a story in issue 1, 2 and 4 of the WMG Blogazine, a travel story on and had an eBook available at Mystic Moon Press before they closed.
I won the Writer’s Market Group eBook competition, won best fiction and best story overall in the last Short Stories of the Soul competition (zine isn’t up anymore), two finalist spots in the Spirit Walks competition, a finalist spot in the Sugar High competition as well as second overall, and won a Twisted Tales competition.
I’ve also placed 3rd in DBA Lehane’s non-RB writing competition, had a 2nd and 3rd place in Flash Fiction group challenges, and another three 3rd places in Twisted Tales competitions, as well as a third in the monthly showdown of finalists at Twisted Tales.

Curious about what music I’m listening to? You can see it all on my LastFM page.

I’m on Facebook

All creative works, images and written, © Damian Herde.

  • Joined: May 2007


Just a member, no more group hosting

Just as the title says, I’d like to be just a member for awhile, no more group hosting. / There are host vacancies now in the Short Stories Group and BloodRed the Vampire Group, but if you’re interested, you’ll need to contact the remaining hosts, not me.
Posted over 9 years – 3 comments

Help needed for a RB writer!

One of our RB writers, Gayla Drummond, is in the midst of a family crisis and is trying to fundraise to be able to afford to visit her seriously ill mother. / I’m sure many of you will know her wonderful writing, and if not, visit her site, you’ll be glad you did! / Any eBooks bought from her site will help her to travel, and you’ll be buying a story well worth reading. / Gayla&…
Posted over 9 years – 3 comments

A writing and photographic challenge - 'Who Killed Amanda Palmer'

Amanda Palmer is a musician (if you haven’t heard of her), and her latest project is called ‘Who Killed…’ / In a collaboration with the writer, Neil Gaiman, and photographer, Kyle Cassidy, the three of them have released a companion book of death scenes of Amanda with stories by Neil. / More info here / Since they had so much fun, they opened it up for everyone, and have p…
Posted over 9 years – 2 comments

Australia Day Hottest 100 countdown!

It’s finally here!! / In an hour the best music of 2008 will start counting down on Triple J / Go webstream it and join the fun :) / So, what did you vote for? Any guesses for number 1? / These were my votes, and I think a couple of them at least will be in the top 10. I’d probably change a couple of them now, but whatever… / Portishead, Machine Gun / Portishead, The Rip / The T…
Posted almost 10 years – 20 comments
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