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

February 19, 2020

The very cool and Bram Stoker Award-winning author Gwendolyn Kiste was gracious enough during December to spotlight on her blog the poets of the Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase, Volume 6, me being one of them. Somehow.
HWA Poetry Showcase volume 6

February 5, 2020

The February edition of my Drop Bears and Taniwha column for the HWA‘s monthly newsletter was recently published, and it covered a couple of key things that have taken place this past month or so in the Australian-New Zealand horror writing scene.
The Wright Family Foundation

January 19, 2020

I have a fascination with old horror fiction stories, particularly those from Australia and New Zealand. They are a vital part of our past, showing us where we’ve come from, while revealing so much about society at the time of their writing.
Old Australian horror

January 5, 2020

Each month, I capture what I can on the Australian-New Zealand horror writing scene and publish it in my Drop Bears and Taniwha column for the HWA‘s monthly newsletter. Surprisingly, these columns regularly grow to 4 or more pages...
Midnight Echo Issue 14
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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