Aussie horror bestsellers

Australia Day has come early, with two Aussies – myself and the vastly underrated but super awesome David Conyers – representing on the Amazon horror bestselling author list. David pips me at #43. I’m at #44 (which is cool – 4 is my favourite number). #straya! #aussieaussieaussie #oioioi

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No. 1 with a bullet!

Thanks everyone for your support with the RAGE AGAINST THE NIGHT giveaway. Thanks to you, Rage Against the Night is the NUMBER 1 Bestseller (free ebooks) in horror, and is NUMBER 4 on the overall bestseller list. Nothing is more awesome than excellent authors writing about the battle (and occasional triumph) against the forces of evil. This is […]

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All the Rage

To coincide with tomorrow’s BookBub promotion, my mega-anthology, Rage Against the Night, is free for the next FIVE days! That’s right, FIVE days! (and that’s the ebook edition, normally $4.99, not the print edition). In case you’ve forgotten what Rage Against the Night is, it’s an anthology about giving the finger to supernatural evil. The […]

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Giving away Grace

It has begun! I’m giving away two very sexy looking hardcover copies of my collection, The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After, on Goodreads. Click the link below to enter the draw (you need a Goodreads account to enter). The draw ends on February 7. I hope you win! Goodreads Book Giveaway The Abandonment of […]

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Inside the killing jar

The next story I want to talk about from my collection The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After is one of the originals: “Razor Blade Anthropology (Guerdon for the Beautiful People”. Like “The Garden Shed Pact”, it was one of my Clarion South stories (written at the workshop in 2005).  Compared to that story, “Razor Blade Anthropology” […]

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Yeah, but he’s big in Japan

I used to joke, after a run of French short story publications, that I was big in France.  Well, I’m soon to be published in Japan for a third time, so I’d like to think I’m getting big in Japan, too! My friends at Night Land – now Night Land Quarterly – will be publishing my story […]

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Welcome, new visitors!

Hi! If you’ve been brought to my website by today’s KBoards promotion – or for any other reason – welcome! I hope you enjoy reading my new book, The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After. It’s a heartfelt, personal project for me, with stories that cover a decade of my writing career, so settle in […]

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The reason why there is a Funnel-web Spider on my desk

Continuing my series on discussing the stories in The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After, today I talk about the story behind “The Garden Shed Pact” – and specifically, why there is a Funnel-web Spider on my writing desk. Who doesn’t hate spiders? Okay, don’t answer that … maybe I’m the freak, but spiders are […]

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The secret history of Ian

My collection, The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After, features my most notable non-flash dark fiction. It spans a decade of my work, so there are plenty of notable tales in it. In the collection, I explain the history behind, and motivation for, my stories, so to give you a glimpse, I wanted to blog […]

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KBoards promotion

Over the coming few months, I’ll be experimenting with ways to increase my ebook sales. Although I only have collections, novellas, and anthologies out there in the wild (as opposed to novels, which makes it a little harder), I have several books, which constitutes a small but growing backlist. To kickstart proceedings, my new, major […]

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Our Wings are Burning

On the crest of fire Our wings are burning To the wind’s anthem All is lost but hope I’ve been using the Black Box audio CD as my writing soundtrack recently. It’s an awesome selection of atmospheric Australian rock and goth, and I’ll always be thankful to Talie Helene for putting that soundtrack together. A […]

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