Merry Christmas – free ebooks for everyone!

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! To celebrate this year, most of my ebooks are FREE for Christmas on Amazon. If you’ve scored yourself a Kindle for Christmas, fill your stocking with my major works, including The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After, The Apocrypha Sequence Master Collection, Shards, and the bestselling anthology Rage Against the […]

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An Australian Shadows Award and Everything After

I’m stoked to discover my collection, The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After, is a finalist for the Australian Shadows Award (Australia’s top honour for horror fiction). The full list of finalists is on the AHWA site. Congratulations to all! The book has been going great guns: it was recently a finalist for Australia’s major […]

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So close

The finalists for the Bram Stoker Awards were announced the other day, and my collection, The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After, missed the cut. I’m disappointed, of course, but I’m proud to have been listed on the preliminary ballot (and for my book to have been included on that ballot by the jury). However, […]

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An Aurealis Award finalist and Everything After

Exciting news of the day: The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After is a finalist for the Aurealis Award (Best Collection). It’s heartening to receive recognition like this for a book that is my most heartfelt – especially on top of being on the Preliminary Ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards. Of the other finalists, […]

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Behind the Black Door

The next story I discuss in my series about The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After is “The Black Door”. The say fear of the unknown is the most powerful and primal fear, and that’s what I wanted to explore with this story. It’s part mystery, part crime thriller, part supernatural confrontation … I view […]

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Last chance to win!

Love horror? Love dark stories about love, loss, and redemption? Then you’ll want a copy of The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After. The collection is on the preliminary ballot/longlist for the Bram Stoker Awards. It’s filled with a bunch of award-nominated and critically-acclaimed stories. It’s the best thing you’ve never read! The Goodreads giveaway […]

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What stayed in the Cutting Room

Continuing my discussion about The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After, here is the history of one of my notable (and notorious) stories, “The Cutting Room”. In January and February 2005, I attended the famous Clarion South writers’ workshop in Brisbane, Australia. It was a very hot and muggy Queensland summer, the air-conditioning was patchy, […]

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Fire and the Phoenix

Fire. For me, it always comes back to fire. I talked about fire in my last post about “The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After”, from the collection of the same name, and tonight, I’m revisiting a story that is not just touched by fire, it is the quintessential story about loss through fire. I consider […]

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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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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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