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

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

Dark Edifice #6 now online!

The nightmare is over. For now. The slush monster has been rounded up, the juiciest pieces of flesh chosen, and my inbox is safe from further onslaught, if only temporarily. The sixth issue of Dark Edifice Magazine is now available to download, containing a whole slew of horror and dark speculative fiction for your reading … Continue reading

Dark Edifice #5 Released!

The mid year edition of Dark Edifice Magazine is rolling off the (virtual) presses from today. Interestingly, the release of this issue comes almost exactly a year from when I first launched Dark Edifice in 2012 — so that makes issue #5 a special anniversary edition. It’s funny to think that just 12 months ago, … Continue reading

A Very Sun Bleached Sonnet

So, this is usually the domain of angsty Tumblr nerds, but an update’s an update. This semester, I’m undertaking a poetry writing unit to get enough credit points to completed my Creative Writing major, and yesterday’s class was all about sonnets — that is, poems of 14 lines with a rhyme scheme and 10 syllables … Continue reading

Artistic License and You

You know, being a speculative fiction writer is the best job (well, it would be if I actually got paid). I get free license to do things that would normally get people locked up in an insane asylum, such as conversing with characters who don’t exist or making up fantasy worlds out of thin air. While most … Continue reading