Market News: The Wooden Tomb in Frost Fire Worlds 2

This took me by surprise. I knew my story was due to be published in November, but on a whim I double checked the site, and lo and behold! my story, The Wooden Tomb, is in Frost Fire World issue 2. Very pleased to have published this, as it is a little different – coming of age in an African village, a little bit of horror, and lot of fantasy. It's nice to have found a home for this story dear to my heart.

Frost Fire Worlds Issue 2 Cover
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Review of Guardian of the Sky Realms by Bram Stoker Award nominee, Charles Day

Charles Day, someone who I respect a great deal, has nice things to say about my debut novel (Guardian of the Sky Realms):

GUARDIANS was a pleasure to read. Truly enjoyed the imaginative world author, Gerry Huntman created in his debut novel. If you're looking for a great fantasy full of wonderful characters this is the book for you.
~Charles Day, Bram Stoker Award® -nominated author of THE LEGEND OF THE PUMPKIN THIEF, HUNT FOR THE GHOULISH BARTENDER & DEEP WITHIN

Cheers, Charles!
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Market News: The Place Where Two Eagles Meet

Pleased to say that I have sold my short story, The Place Where Two Eagles Meet, to Cover of Darkness magazine. This is a good result for two reasons – firstly, the story is very cross genre (semi steampunk, historical and contemporary, scifi, fantasy, horror) and it was difficult to find the right market – Cover of Darkness is horror, but they recognized the chilling aspects to it and snapped it up fairly quickly. Secondly, I gave myself a personal target of 15 sales this year, and this is number 15! A good result, and in the nick of time.
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Market News: Steampunk Short Story ‘Halo In The Sky’

SQ Mag came to me for a steampunk piece, as their cover had a steampunk theme, but there were no acceptable submitted steampunk stories. I was pleased to find that they accepted the story nine days later, and now I'm being published in the ezine.

The story is inspired from looking at Vincent van Gogh's 'Starry-Night', which also inspired Don McLean's famous song (but in an entirely different way).

Starry-Night by Vincent van Gogh
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Book Review: The Bounty Hunter by MF Burbaugh

Bounty Hunter

I had the pleasure of reading this book prior to publication.

It is a story that works on two dimensions – at the superficial level, it is a story about revenge and fixing what is right – a classic tale that fits right in any genre, but Westerns come to mind. But if you scratch the surface, there's a lot more. It is also a critical dig at the abuse of power, and particularly by people who have sacred responsibilities to their nations and people. It is also a human story, about how trials and tribulations can change people, and yet, with courage, retain what is essential to be human.

The story is saucy without being over the top. It is swashbuckling, like any good heroic fantasy should be, and it has its moments of humor.

A very good read indeed. Worthy of 5 stars.
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Market News: Dark Fantasy, Ginger Fred, The Pavement Artist, published in Ticon4

Glad to have published Ginger Fred, The Pavement Artist in Ticon4, a very good speculative fiction ezine run by Ticonderoga Publishing. This story is quintessentially Australian in flavour and needed to be published by an Australian publisher, so this is a great result for me.

By all means, visit the site and read my story.
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Market News: A Far Away Place available now

A Far Away Place is probably my favorite kid's story and I was pleased to publish it in Beyond Centauri 31 a few years ago. Kid's 'Magination, an online children's site, is a fantastic place for families to visit and I am happy indeed that they chose to reprint my story for everyone to see.

Visit Issue 11 of Kid's 'Magination and let your children read this story – it is about overcoming pain and I warn you, it is sad (but in a good way).

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