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The Medusa Gambit – a review

  A friend recommended this book to me, and although my tbr list looks like a certain structure in Pisa, his recommendations have been spot on before. “It’s relatively short. Maybe 200 pages. A kind of fantasy,” he said. Well, I’ve been known to read a bit of fantasy and Rowan Casey’s The Medusa Gambit is all that. A fairy tale frolic for grown-ups, it’s populated with all the usual denizens: knights, giants, sirens, manticores, and curmudgeonly landlords, all thrown together in a wickedly fast madcap quest with more stakes than a garden centre. And while there’s no glass slipper,...

2017-02-28 12.04.01

Workshops and What-Not

So, 2017 is shaping up to be a busy year and already I’m scheduled to appear at a range of events, from professional conferences to regular after school events for emerging writers. StokerCon First up, this year is The Horror Writers Association’s StokerCon Conference from April 27-30, to be held on the iconic Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. For more information about the event the website is here. On Friday from 12 – 12.30 (lunchtime) I’ve been allocated Reading Slot with professor-writer, Delphine Boswell. We’ve not met, but I understand Delphine writes dark fiction, mystery and also memoir, so...

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Awards Season!

It’s awards time, and while Into the Mist didn’t make it past the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards, I’m delighted to announce that the work has made the finals of the Australian Shadows Awards, which recognise excellence in horror and dark fiction in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The Shadows have one of the most incredibly dark and creepy trophies in existence!  I’m not getting my hopes up though: Kaaron Warren’s The Grief Hole, and Greg Chapman’s Bram Stoker Nominated Hollow House are among those on the list, but it’s great to see Into the Mist is...

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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...