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Blurring the Line OUT NOW!

December 1, 2015
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Blurring the Line OUT NOW!

The digital edition of Blurring the Line is now available from Amazon, with print editions (including a hard cover signed by all contributors) coming soon. Fiction and non-fiction. Reality and make-believe. Can you draw the line between the two? Do you know where real horror starts? Blurring the Line is a collection of 20 horror…

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CREEAAAKKKK……

September 9, 2015
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Me and writing have not been best buds lately – but there’s a reason for that, and a change in the pipeline. In January 2015, wifey and I (plus the furry ones) moved ~4,000km west from Sydney to Perth (the drive took us 5 days!), where we’d just brought a house. It was a monstrous move,…

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Forgotten Places now available

March 4, 2015
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Forgotten Places now available

It’s been a while since I’ve had a new story out, so this is kind of cool. Forgotten Places, edited by Henry Snider, is now available on Amazon. THE HORROR SOCIETY offers you… …a trio of teens that discover not only houses can be haunted… …a buried and all-but-forgotten Civil War era prison whose dark…

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The Wonderfully Horrific World of Female Horror Writers

February 6, 2015
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In January 2014, I ran a Horror Roundtable for the HWA called Sexism in Horror, and after that discussion, I went to my bookcase and considered the novels I owned. About eighty percent of them were by male writers. It wasn’t something done on purpose. Those who know me know I’m anything but sexist. It’s…

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Blurring the Line update

January 21, 2015
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Blurring the Line update

I’m super excited to show off the cover for Blurring the Line. It’s fantastic! Check it out: Dean from Thirteen Media Ltd did a brilliant job. I will be making the final acceptances/rejections over the next two weeks, so if you’re waiting to hear from me, the wait is almost over. Most of the solicited…

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New Writing Goals for 2015

December 27, 2014
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So another year has finished, and I really don’t feel like I’ve accomplished much on the writing front. No short stories saw print this past year, although I do have 4 coming out in 2015. And I guess I did complete a couple of novels, even if they do need some work. Also got myself…

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Life, brought to you by Madness and Insanity

December 14, 2014
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Over this past year, I’ve taken 60 flights (both international and domestic), 2 helicopter rides, and 2 jetpack trips. Tanya and I have also moved approximately 4,000km west from Sydney to Perth. Half of my belongings are at the new house in Perth, the other half are in storage in NSW awaiting transport across –…

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The Writing Process Blog Chain

March 9, 2014
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So a writer pal of mine, the very cool AJ Spedding (have you read her stories? No? Well hell, man, you should!), tagged me in this Writing Process Blog Chain. Thanks ever so much, Mrs Spedding (look out, AJ! A Clown’s behind you! Oh, he’s just ducked down out of sight)… Anyway, the way this…

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Righting An Imbalance

January 25, 2014
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The HWA has designated February their Women in Horror Month, which is an excellent idea. We also just completed a Sexism in Horror Roundtable over at the HWA, which further opened my eyes to something I hadn’t realized but now want to do something about. I’ve read a hell of lot of short stories written…

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Looking Back, and Looking Forward

December 30, 2013
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You know what? Writing short stories is hard. Damn hard. And those folks out there who are successful in this field of writing are hugely talented individuals. If I wore a hat, I’d take it off to them. If I wasn’t on a dry rig up here in the jungles, I’d raise a scotch to…

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Barstool Eyes

"...the only fuel you have to make the fire blaze on the page / screen is the stuff of your own being. An artist consumes his or herself in the act of making art."
[Clive Barker, 2009]