Market News: They Can Never Find Out

Double pleasure in this announcement. A story I published in an anthology a fair number of years ago has been picked up by Deadman’s Tome – their March to the Grave war-themed edition. Aside from seeing this story get a new lease on life, it is also great to share the TOC with Deborah Sheldon. This is a Texas publication, but it has two Aussies contributing to it.

Dead Mans Tome-March to the Grave Cover

Red Roses, White Flags, by Pete Clark
No Man’s Land, by David Wing
A Light Just Out of Range, by Gary L. Robbe
They Can Never Find Out, by Gerry Huntman
The Blue Light, by Phoebe Reeves-Murray
Across the White Desert, by Deborah Sheldon
Aftermath, by Christopher Pulo

Available now on Kindle, and soon in all good online print book stores.

Market News: Old Bones, Young Bones is published in The Refuge Collection

Pleased to have my psychological horror piece, Old Bones, Young Bones published in The Refuge Collection (6.2). It is the second story of mine that got into that great collaberative effort, edited by Steve Dillon.

This story is probably the most disturbing I have written yet, in part because it is inspired, and was partly re-told, from a real conversation I had when I was much younger  – and reality is the most disturbing of all things in this world.

It is currently available as a stand alone ebook, but it will later be incorporated in an anthology. This is the link to the stand alone – support this great cause!

Love the artwork by Will Jaques 🙂


Market News: Gerald’s Memory House is published in The Refuge Collection

Very pleased to have two stories accepted for The Refuge Collection, a long running collaberative venture. Good causes and great company.

The first has been published: Gerald's Memory House – first in a stand alone ebook format, and soon to be added to a print version holding volumes 4 to 6 (this story is in Volume 5).


Market News: ‘Gerald’s Memory-House’ to be published in The Refuge Collection

Very pleased to have my weird dark short story, 'The Memory-House' accepted by The Refuge Collection (ed. S Dillon). Aside from proceeds going to a great cause, it is a privilege to be added to an amazing collection of great authors who have already contributed.

Details on the project can be found here.

Market News: ‘Denying the Thrill’ published in Creepy Campfire Stories (for Grownups) EMP Publishing

Very pleased to have my short story, 'Denying the Thrill', set in Melbourne, Australia, published in the pro anthology, Creepy Campfire Stories (for Grownups) by EMP Publishing. Also pleased to have my story take first place in the TOC. This is a story I enjoyed writing, exploring an unusual state where a man could predict when people died by smelling, viewing, touching their blood. This is a very good anthology, with a heap of excellent writers – I would recommend purchasing it. It was just released today through Amazon (PRINT and KINDLE).


Market News: Short Story to be published in The World of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

Very pleased to see my name formally announced by Robert N Stephenson, editor of The World of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror anthology (Altair Australia), that my story, An Incident at Prnjavor,is in the TOC. A rather gruesome, WWI Eastern Front ghost story. I enjoyed writing it, because it has an interesting backdrop, with interesting characters, a bit of a twist at the conclusion. Looking forward to seeing it in print in January 2016.

Market News: Short Story to be published in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror (2014)

Excellent news that I can finally announce: Ticonderoga Publications have included my horror piece, Of the Colour Turmeric, Climbing on Fingertips (first published in Night Terrors III anthology, Blood Bound Books, 2014) in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror – 2014. This is a very respectful nod by the Australian speculative fiction community, and also gives me a great sense of satisfaction as I really loved writing this story. The announcement is here.

The list of fine authors I will be sharing the TOC are:

  • Alan Baxter, “Shadows of the Lonely Dead” [Suspended in Dusk]
  • James Bradley, “The Changeling” [Fearsome Magics]
  • Imogen Cassidy, “Soul Partner” [Aurealis 74]
  • David Conyers & David Kernot, “The Bullet & The Flesh” [World War Cthulhu]
  • Terry Dowling, “The Corpse Rose” [Nightmare Carnival]
  • Thoraiya Dyer, “The Oud” [Long Hidden Anthology]
  • Jason Franks, “Metempsychosis” [SQ Mag]
  • Michelle Goldsmith, “Of Gold and Dust” [Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Maga 60]
  • Michael Grey, “1884” [Cthulhu Lives: An Eldrich Tribute to H.P.Lovecraft]
  • Stephanie Gunn, “Escapement” [Kisses by Clockwork]
  • Lisa L. Hannett & Angela Slatter, “Vox” [The Female Factory]
  • Gerry Huntman, “Of The Colour Tumeric, Climbing on Fingertips” [Night Terrors III]
  • Rick Kennett, “Dolls for Another Day” [The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows: Vol 2]
  • Charlotte Kieft, “Chiaroscuro” [Disquiet]
  • SG Larner, “Kneaded” [Phantazein]
  • Claire McKenna, “Yard” [Use Only As Directed]
  • Andrew J. McKiernan, “A Prayer for Lazarus” [Last Year, When We Were Young]
  • Faith Mudge, “Signature” [Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fi]
  • Jason Nahrung, “The Preservation Society” [Dimension6]
  • Emma Osbourne, “The Box Wife” [Shock Totem: Curious Tales of the Macabre & Twisted #9]
  • Angela Rega, “Shedding Skin” [Crossed Genres]
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts, “The Love Letters of Swans” [Phantazein]
  • Angela Slatter, “The Badger Bride” [Strange Tales IV]
  • Cat Sparks, “New Chronicles of Andras Thorn” [Dimension6 Annual Collection 2014]
  • Anna Tambour, “The Walking-stick Forest” []
  • Kyla Ward, “Necromancy” [Spectral Realms #1]
  • Kaaron Warren, “Bridge of Sighs” [Fearful Symmetries: An Anthology of Horror]
  • Janeen Webb, “Lady of the Swamp” [Death at the Blue Elephant]

news: short sale to The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror (ed. Robert N Stephenson)

Very happy to have sold my horror short story set during WWI in the Eastern Front, 'An Incident at Prnjavor' to The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror anthology, edited by Robert N Stephenson and published by Altair Australia.

This is scheduled to be released in January 2016. More news as we get closer to publication.

Market News: Snatching the Lute, short story, accepted by Bards and Sages Quarterly

Very pleased to see my odd fantasy piece, 'Snatching The Lute', accepted by Bards and Sages Quarterly. This story is set in my Evyntyde universe, and it is always a pleasure to add stories into the marketplace from that milieu – the 10th in fact. It will be published in June 2015.