Good news and bad news (AKA free ebooks!)

Kindle

You know how bad situations almost always seem to have a silver lining? Unfortunately for some excellent Australian writers, Melbourne based e-publisher Really Blue Books closed its doors last week. Really Blue Books published my first short story collection, Nobody Can Scream, back in January of 2013 and they did an awesome job, so I’m … Continue reading

Sun Bleached Winter Giveaway #3

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. You read the title of this post and your first reaction was “Giveaway #3… he’s running another one!?” Well, it’s that time of the year again. To build up hype for my upcoming novel Blood Lake (and to spur me into action to actually work on it some more) … Continue reading

Path of the Dead by Timothy Baker [review]

As you guys must know by now, I’m somewhat obsessed with zombies. I’ve seen basically every zombie movie in existence, eagerly watched all four seasons of The Walking Dead and have played more Resident Evil than probably anyone at Capcom has. I own multiple copies of all the George Romero movies (even the crappy ones). … Continue reading

The Horror of Blood Lake

I have an announcement to make: I still occasionally do this writer thing. In fact, after a long and torturous battle with procrastination, my new novel — Blood Lake — finally lives. I’m definitely not Stephen King, but after releasing Sun Bleached Winter it was always my intention to try my hand at a straight … Continue reading

Cell by Stephen King [Review]

So, this review has been a long time coming. Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that if there’s two things I love the most in the realm of horror, those things are Stephen King and zombies. With that in mind, it’s actually pretty surprising that Stephen King’s 2006 novel Cell evaded my attention for … Continue reading

New review + random updates

Wow, what a start to the new year! In case you didn’t know, quite a lot is going on at Dark Gaia Studios at the moment. Because it’s been so chaotic, here’s a rapid-fire list of updates to bring you up to speed: Book blogger and Parajunkee reviewer Lizzy Lessard was kind enough to post … Continue reading

December Goodreads Giveaway!

December is something of a special month. The obvious reason is the upcoming holiday season, of course, but it also happens to be just over one year since Sun Bleached Winter was released. Figuring I’d try and kill to birds with one stone, I’m celebrating both by running a special Goodreads giveaway until next week. … Continue reading

The Best Way to Be a Better Writer…

This quote from the legendary Stephen King says it all: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” Forget reading articles about writing, or how-to books, or getting other people to teach you. Those are all good ways to refine your craft, but … Continue reading

New write-up in Portland Book Review!

Sun Bleached Winter has been lucky enough to get a 3 star write-up in the US based periodical Portland Book Review this week. A few months ago, I noticed that they reviewed The Wrong Way Down by Jake Elliot — a book I’ve also reviewed on this blog — and the reviewer in question seemed to be both honest and … Continue reading

Easter Goodreads Giveaway Winners

Look, it’s Easter! That time of the year when everyone I know gets a bit too obsessed with eating things shaped like little rabbits and chickens. It’s also the time of year when brains turn to mush from an overload of chocolate and sweetness and in my opinion, there’s no better way to recover from … Continue reading