Category: Lee’s Blog

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Where the Dead Go To Die

I’m thrilled to welcome my Refuge Collection colleague, Mark Allan Gunnells, co-author of Where the Dead Go to Die, his newest title released last month by Crystal Lake and already making the best-of lists. I know you write a strong short story with The Refugees perhaps the most relevant tale of the Refuge Collection charity project. When did you decide writing was for you? Can you tell us a bit about your journey to Where the Dead Go to Die? I’ve been writing since I was a kid. I really believe I was simply born to be a storyteller. It...


Snafu: Black Ops

  When I was a kid, my dad spent a year or two as the manager one of the largest shopping malls in New Zealand, so I learned a few things about mall design, and a key element is to ensure you have some big draw-card department stores on either end of the mall. Big stores like Sears and Myers and K-Mart. Department or grocery stores selling reliable solid products that keep people coming back. The same is true for anthologies, and in Snafu: Black Ops the big-store anchors are a Jonathan Maberry and Bryan Thomas Schmidt combo as the...


Off the charts monster thriller!

This weekend, I’m off to Sydney. I can’t wait. I’m looking forward to meeting a heap of my colleagues from over the ditch, including the lovely folk at Cohesion, and thriller writer Greig Beck. Okay, so I might be jumping up and down here like a little fangirl. I’m a long-time fan of Beck’s work ‒ reading every one of his books in the first days after its release ‒ so I’m excited to finally meet the man behind some of my favourite stories, and only days after the release of his latest heart-pounding blood-draining yarn, Fathomless. Greig Beck does it...


Book Expo Australia, 8-9 October

Book Expo Australia is coming up. The expo will be held at Rosehill Showgrounds, Sydney, on 8-9 October, 2016, and I’m going to be there! If you’re looking for me, here is my panel schedule: Saturday 8 October, 11:30 – 12:30, venue to be announced Evil is a Matter of Perspective *with Kaaron Warren (winner of absolutely everything shiny), Adrian Collins (of Grimdark Magazine) and Matthew Summers (blogger extraordinaire of SmashDragons) Sunday 9 October, 10:30 ‒ 11:30, venue to be announced Myths and Monsters in Action-based Fiction *with my award-winning/bestselling Cohesion colleagues, Greig Beck, Geoff Brown and Amanda Spedding.  ...