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Scenes from the Second Storey - Ebook

Now available in ebook formats from Smashwords, the Morrigan Books anthology Scenes from the Second Storey. With three nominations in this year's Australian Shadows Awards (including Edited Publication & Short Fiction) and three stories with Honorable Mentions in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year anthology, this is an anthology you should all read... even if I do have one of my own stories included - "The Desert Song" (which is amongst those with an Honorable Mention on Ellen Datlow's list).

 

You can get your copy here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/46769

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Best Horror of the Year - Honorable Mention

 I was extremely happy to wake up this morning and discover that my story "The Desert Song" from the Morrigan Books Scenes from the Second Storey anthology has been listed alongside other writing luminaries from both Australia and Overseas in Ellen Datlow's Honorable Mentions list for Best Horror of the Year Volume 3. Does snoopy dance!


You can read the full list at:


http://ellen-datlow.livejournal.com/334109.html and http://ellen-datlow.livejournal.com/334359.html

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Australian Shadows Award Finalists Announced

This year's Australian Shadows Award finalists have been announced and I am extremely happy to find that my novelette "All the Clowns in Clowntown" from the Macabre: A Journey Through Australia's Darkest Fears anthology has been nominated for Short Fiction!

 

Also nominated for Edited Publication are:

  • Macabre: A Journey Through Australia's Darkest Fears, edited by Angela Challis and Dr Marty Young, containing my abovementioned 'Clowntown' story
  • Scenes From The Second Storey, edited by Amanda Pillar and Pete Kempshall, which contains my story "The Desert Song"


Congratulations and Good Luck to all the other finalists! You can find the full list at http://australianhorror.com/index.php?view=256

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New Image - Better Watch Out (Colour)

Just added to the Colour Illustration gallery - a colour version for the e-book cover of Tom Piccirilli's "You'd Better Watch Out" forthcoming from Crossroads Press.



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New Image - Fantasy/Science-Fiction Map

Early version of a map for a fantasy/science-fiction story idea that I have been researching. Still lots of work and changes to do, but I think it is coming along pretty nicely for only two hours worth of work. The map was hand-sketched with pen on paper, then scanned into photoshop. All the colours were done in photoshop on different layers - ie one for water, one for land, one for vegetation, and one for snow and ice. The longtitude/latitude overlay was imported from illustrator and added last, over the top of everything else.



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Aussiecon4 / Worldcon Schedule

Aussiecon4 - the 68th World Science Fiction Convention - is approaching fast and the preliminary program of panels and events has just been released at: http://www.aussiecon4.org.au/index.php?page=26

I'm making appearances on a few panels, a reading, a signing and plenty of book launches. And that's not to mention all the other events I'll be attending, such as the AHWA's Nightmare Ball, the Ditmar Awards and any number of other panels such as 20 Years of Aurealis and the Classic Australian SF series panel.

And, in between all the panels, workshops, ceremonies and launches hopefully there will still be time to grab a coffee, go out to dinner, or just sit in a bar and chat. It is going to be great, but also (I think) exhausting keeping up with everything that is happening. Come along if you can, say hello, because it would be great to put faces to names for all those I know online but have never met in the real world.

Below the cut is my current appearance schedule showing where you will probably be able to find me:

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New Image - Humbuggered

Just added to the Black & White Illustration gallery - my illustration for the short story "Humbuggered" by Paul Kane, to appear in Festive Fear 2, edited by Stephen Clark, forthcoming from Tasmaniac Publications.



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New Image - That Olde Christmas Spirit

Just added to the Black & White Illustration gallery - my illustration for the short story "That Olde Christmas Spirit" by Tim Curran, to appear in Festive Fear 2, edited by Stephen Clark, forthcoming from Tasmaniac Publications.



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New Image - But Once A Year

Just added to the Black & White Illustration gallery - my illustration for the short story "It Comes But Once A Year" by Daniel I.Russell, to appear in Festive Fear 2, edited by Stephen Clark, forthcoming from Tasmaniac Publications.



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New Image - gunning for a tinkerman

Just added to the Black & White Illustration gallery - my illustration for the short story "gunning for a tinkerman" by Jason Fischer to appear in Aurealis #44.



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