Shards revised cover

This is Andrew’s latest, revised version of the Shards cover. There may still be a couple of minor tweaks but it is darn close to the final product. The book will be released in the next few months.

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Online renovation and freebies

I spent a bit of time on the weekend tidying up my website. For astute readers, you’ll notice the option to switch themes in the top right corner of the site. Go on, click those links, you know you want to! I have both a fantasy and dark fiction theme in case my readers get […]

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Contracts and subs

I’ve been off the short story subs roundabout for much of last year, but in the last few months, I’ve been determined to rectify this. I’ve had two subs rejected for fair reasons (off target subject and a rights issue), and another yesterday rejected (in part) because it was a little offensive. Not bad for […]

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Shards up for pre-order

“This is how flash fiction should be written – sharp, brilliant images conjured by amazingly few words. Cummings’ aptitude for flash fiction is evident in every carefully chosen phrase.”– Stephanie Gunn, HorrorScope. SHARDS is the debut collection of dark flash fiction from Ditmar Award winner and multi-award nominee Shane Jiraiya Cummings. SHARDS features forty short, […]

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Reviewage, short and sharp

Life has been particularly burdensome of late, but we all carry our own baggage, don’t we? It’s how you cope with adversity that shows your character. That’s how I see it, anyhow. One of the more positive aspects of life lately, aside from an unconditionally supportive partner and family, has been writing. Angela and I […]

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SJC: flash fiction factory

SHARDS It’s official: Ticonderoga Publications is publishing my first fiction collection, SHARDS: Forty Short Sharp Tales, this October. As the name suggests, SHARDS contains forty flash and short stories. Each story is lavishly illustrated by Andrew J McKiernan of Kephra Design, who is also the Art Director for Aurealis magazine. SHARDS will feature several originals […]

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