An Adventure at Aradale Lunatic Asylum

October 6, 2014
Over the weekend of 3-5 October, I took part in a Creative Retreat at the Aradale Lunatic Asylum, and oh, what fun! But is the place haunted, that’s the big question…

The weekend was brilliantly organised by my pal, Geoff Brown, with equally brilliant help from his wonderful family. Along with a couple of presentations (one on death and dying by one of the coolest undertakers I’ve ever met, and another on the ‘new science’ of quantum mechanics, which was quite fascinating), we had the Australian Paranormal Society there, running investigations. Bill and his team were great, beyond great, extending every warm welcome to those of use who where attending the weekend retreat, letting us take part in their investigations, use their equipment, and answer any and all questions we had. We also had an insightful, and horrible, tour by the awesome Eerie Nate.

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Latest Novel: Motel of Blades is now sitting at 33,099 words. This will be a demented joyride into the depths of insanity and depravity…

Blurring the Line: Submissions are still open, but will close at the end of October. Almost 300 submissions as of October 6. Full submission guidelines can be found HERE.

The Midnight Tree novel series – How far would one man go to get to the truth? And how far would those he has wronged go to extract their terrible revenge?

Update: The first three books have been edited, so I’ll soon be delving back into these books to address the issues identified. Very likely these books will be self-published.

The titles in this series thus far are:
Finding Safe Ground (Book I)
The Dying Trees (Book II)
A Plague of Locusts (Book III)

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There’s Free Fiction to whet your appetite (and more due to be added). Plus an article on ghost hunting, written after an adventure at Muncaster Castle in the UK.

You could visit Parkton, where odd things happen more often than they should (pack a lunch, cos a day trip could turn into weeks)…

Or you can check out my plan of attack for world domination. As a mad scientist, ruling the world goes with the job description.

There’s a page dedicated to the Bram Stoker nominated and Australian Shadows award-winning Macabre, one on all the Latest Horror News, and another on Writer’s Resources.

There are more attractions on their way as the local government has just agreed to invest into improving the infrastructure to support the budding tourist attractions.. I even hear there is going to be a page on Palynology, so when the next person says ‘huh?’ when I explain what my day job entails, I can point them here…

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