Fiction

Novels/Novellas

  • 809 Jacob Street (Black Beacon Books, October 2013)
    • Top 10 Finalist in JournalStone’s unpublished novel competition 2012
    • Notable Book in the Page-Turner category for Shelf Unbound’s 2013 writing competition

Short Stories

As Editor

  • Macabre: A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears (Brimstone Press, 2010) – co-editor with Angela Challis
    • WINNER – Australian Shadows Award 2011 – Best Edited Publication
    • NOMINATED – Bram Stoker Award 2011 – Superior Achievement in an Anthology
    • NOMINATED – Aurealis Awards 2011 – Best Anthology
    • NOMINATED – Ditmar Awards 2011 – Best Anthology
    • WINNER – Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story 2011 for “The Fear” by Richard Harland
    • NOMINATED – Bram Stoker Award 2011 – Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for “Monsters Among Us” by Kirstyn McDermott
  • Midnight Echo Issue 8 (Midnight Echo, November 2012) – co-editor with Amanda J Spedding and Mark Farrugia

Awards and Nominations

  • Notable Book in the Page-Turner category for Shelf Unbound’s 2013 writing competition (809 Jacob Street)
  • JournalStone’s unpublished novel competition 2012 (809 Jacob Street) – Top 10 Finalist
  • Australian Shadows Award 2012 – Best Short Fiction (‘A Monstrous Touch’) – Nominated
  • Australian Shadows Award 2011 – Best Edited Publication (Macabre; A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears) – WON
  • Bram Stoker Award 2011 – Superior Achievement in an Anthology (Macabre; A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears) – Nominated
  • Aurealis Awards 2011 – Best Anthology (Macabre; A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears) – Nominated
  • Ditmar Awards 2011 – Best Anthology (Macabre; A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears) – Nominated
  • Ditmar Awards 2010 – Best Short Story (‘Black Peter’) – Nominated
  • Ditmar Awards 2009 – Professional Achievement (for promoting horror through the Australian Horror Writers Association) – Nominated
  • Ditmar Awards 2008 – Fan Achievement (for work as President of the Australian Horror Writers Association) – Nominated
  • Ditmar Awards 2007 – Fan Achievement (for work establishing and promoting the Australian Horror Writers Association) – Nominated
  • Spinetinglers December 2006 competition (‘Knightsbrea’) – Finalist

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