Random pop culture moment: Flautist

As a writer, you can enter the pop culture zeitgeist in any number of ways. Recently, it’s been through awards (see previous post), but sometimes, it’s random things (like my story “Ian” being listed in the Wikipedia entry for Ian). Today’s random thing is crashing the Merriam Webster online dictionary entry for “Flautist”. Someone took […]

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Kris Kindle

If you’ve just scored yourself a new Kindle e-reader, you can grab a copy of my Ravenous Gods novellas for FREE on Christmas and Boxing Day. Go to Amazon, download Requiem for the Burning God or Dreams of Destruction (winner of this year’s Australian Shadows Award for long fiction) – or both! – and have […]

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ANZAC giveaway

To commemorate ANZAC Day (and my birthday) in my own way, I’m giving away free ebook copies of my Ravenous Gods novellas, which feature Great War Captain Max Calder. The giveaway runs from the 23rd to 27th of April (US time) on Amazon and includes my Australian Shadows Award-nominated Dreams of Destruction and Requiem for […]

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Post-Halloween ebook giveaway

It’s old hat to do a Halloween horror ebook sale, so in the spirit of non-traditionality, I’m offering a couple of my ebooks for free on Amazon today and tomorrow. For a very limited time, you can download my Lovecraftian horror adventure, Requiem for the Burning God, and my Japanese fantasy showdown, The Mist Ninja. […]

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Friday the 13th – part 2!

Another Friday the 13th, another free giveaway! For all of Friday the 13th of July through to midnight Sunday July 15 (US time), Requiem for the Burning God will be free to download. The novella is normally $1.99. Enjoy the hell out of it! It’s Lovecraftian action-adventure-horror at its best! While on Amazon, check out my […]

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Friday the 13th: Burning with anticipation

With Friday the 13th coming up tomorrow, I couldn’t resist the chance to celebrate. So in good old black Friday style, I’m making available for FREE on Amazon my Lovecraftian novella/ebook Requiem for the Burning God. Requiem for the Burning God (normally $1.99) will be free for three days on Amazon, from April 12 to […]

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Stoker’d again! (the preliminary ballot, anyway)

Before I get to the first post of my Grand Conversation (likely late tonight – assuming I finish this short story first!) … some good news rolled my way today. The Horror Writers Association has announced its 2010 Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot, and I’m pleased beyond measure to see that my novella “Requiem for […]

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Let the Grand Experiment begin!

Phew! I’ve been nose to the grindstone for the past week completing the formatting and uploading of my seven Grand Experiment e-books. It has felt like an eternity, but with enormous relief, I’m proud to say all of the books are uploaded to Amazon and Smashwords, and they’re now available for purchase! It looks like […]

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Grand Experiment Book 6: Apocrypha Sequence: Insanity

To jump slightly out of alphabetical order, book 6 in the Grand Experiment (and the third in the Apocrypha Sequence) is Insanity. Originally, this was to feature my Cthulhu Mythos-inspired stories, but when I chose to publish Requiem for the Burning God separately, which took the guts out of a Mythos collection (for now … one […]

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Grand Experiment Book 3: Requiem for the Burning God

I’ve been having a lot of fun with my Grand Experiment e-books, and the title I’ve had the most fun with is my Cthulhu Mythos novella Requiem for the Burning God. Originally published in print in last year’s excellent anthology Cthulhu’s Dark Cults, ed. David Conyers, Burning God is probably my favourite piece of writing […]

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HorrorScope’s 2010 Recommended Reading List

While in a reflective mood … in case anyone missed it, HorrorScope’s 2010 Australian Horror Recommended Reading List was posted on December 31. While I posted the list, it was sourced from several different authorities (HorrorScope staffers and other Aussie reviewers, authors, and editors), so I was chuffed that my novella “Requiem for the Burning […]

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Cthulhu’s Dark Cults – the gamers opinion

Andrew McKiernan has posted an awesome (and awesomely detailed) review of Cthulhu’s Dark Cults over on HorrorScope.  Andrew is a gamer from way back, and he cut his teeth on Call of Cthulhu, the RPG that forms the basis for Dark Cults (which itself is inspired by HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos stories), so his opinion […]

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Dark Cults reviews thick and fast

The reviews for Cthulhu’s Dark Cults have been coming in thick and fast! All have been positive, too, which is great because I think CDC is one of the great horror anthologies of 2010. First up, Matthew Carpenter posted a detailed review of CDC on Amazon that was more than complimentary, although he was somewhat […]

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