Marty Young is a Bram Stoker-nominated and Australian Shadows Award-winning writer and editor, and sometimes ghost hunter.

Marty was the founding President of the Australian Horror Writers Association from 2005-2010, and one of the creative minds behind the internationally acclaimed Midnight Echo magazine, for which he also served as Executive Editor until mid-2013.

When he’s not writing stories or editing anthologies, he’s a Director at MGPalaeo, a leading palynological consultancy company. As part of that, he often finds himself in the deep dark jungles of Papua New Guinea, no doubt wondering what the hell he’s doing there.

Marty Young

July 19, 2020

So things are happening backstage. Slowly, but surely, they’re happening, and plans for an Australian/New Zealand horror con are coming together. Correct that, for an ANNUAL horror con…
Gutterbreed by Marty Young

July 5, 2020

A couple of big news items from the AHWA this month, with the current Prez soon to be stepping down. But AHWA aside, there's also some cool new releases by some cool writers to keep an eye out for!
Grotesque: Monster Stories by Lee Murray

June 19, 2020

I posted recently on Facebook about the idea of organising an Australian Horror Con, and there was a lot of positive feedback about it. I've wanted to do something big for a while, but that 'something big' has only existed as a nebulous idea before now. An ill-defined shape that was driving me slowly bonkers, and keeping me from sleeping...
An Australian Horror Con in 2021? Hell yeah!

June 5, 2020

Lots happening down under in the horror scene, lots of goodies to help those make-believe nightmares grow and to help us cope better with real-life ones. Read on for some great news from the AHWA, plus some quality antipodean horror...
The Stone Weta by Octavia Cade

May 19, 2020

My novel Gutterbreed comes out June 21 (and is available for pre-order now!), so I really should do a bit of promotion, I guess! Gutterbreed is indeed a dark book, though. Be warned, there is sadism in it, necrophilia, rape (not of the kind you’d expect), and all sorts of other nastiness...
Gutterbreed by Marty Young
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Adventures in Ghost Hunting

As my bio states, I’m a sometimes ghost hunter, or I guess to be more accurate, a paranormal investigator. And while this aspect of my career is in its infancy, I have taken part in some fantastic investigations.

I plan on taking part in a lot more, too, coming at each case from a scientific perspective. For now, while I delve deeper into the mysteries of the paranormal, here are links to the two main investigations I’ve taken part in:

  • Muncaster Castle