Midnight Echo is back

Midnight Echo, magazine of the Australasian Horror Writers Association, has been relaunched! Volume 12 is out now, on Amazon, and a tiny 99 cents for a limited time.


My short story, Effigia Malo, is published here for the first time, and I even got my name on the front cover!


Special Offer from AHWA

The Australasian Horror Writers Association has an incredible deal available for fans of horror and dark fiction.

Get your hands on ten issues of Midnight Echo – Midnight Echo Issues 1-10 – for the very small price of just $10AUD. I don’t have any pieces in them, but this is too good a deal not to share.

Yes that is right TEN copies of the fantastic magazine, bringing you the best from Australian and New Zealand horror/dark fiction authors for just ten dollars. You will be able to download your ten issues immediately upon completing your transaction.

Get the offer here

Twisted Tax Tales

Featuring 35 short stories from an international mix of authors, Twisted Tax Tales is an anthology resulting from a competition run in 2016 by Success Tax Professionals. All profits from the book will be donated to the Save The Tasmanian Devil Appeal. My story, Life, Death and Taxes, was judged to be in the top 25 entries, and is included in the publication. I’m delighted to be a part of the project.

Tasmanian devils are one of my favourite animals, partly because I am Tasmanian myself. The species is under threat from Devil Facial Tumour Disease, a contagious cancer. DFTD has had a devastating effect on the wild population. Funds raised will go towards research into combating this major threat. It will be a tragedy if we lose these wonderful little animals. Please consider buying a copy of the anthology, or making a direct donation, and spread the word.



You can buy a copy here.


New year, new stories

I hope everyone has had a safe and happy start to 2017. My goal is to do lots more writing this year, and release multiple titles.
I’m off to a good start. Today I finished the first draft of my first paranormal romance novella. It will need work, of course, but it’s been in development for a long time. I’ve based it (extremely loosely) on the lyrics to the song Scar On The Sky, with which it will share the title. If a fallen angel romance appeals to you, keep an eye out for further news on the project.
I have about ten other projects on the go as well. A few are side projects but if I get them all done this year it will be a real achievement. I also have a feeling I will be starting at least a few more new books in the coming months.
What would you like to see more of from me this year? More romance? More horror? Something else? Suggestions are always welcome.


Hell’s Bells

I am excited to announce the launch of the all new anthology Hell’s Bells, a collection of festive ghost tales from the members of the Australian Horror Writers Association, including me! Some of the best writers in Australian horror are in this book. Get into the Christmas spirit… if you dare!

Australia https://www.amazon.com.au/d/B01MRYJM3F
US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRYJM3F
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MRYJM3F
Canada https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MRYJM3F
and all other Amazon sites.


Tasmanian Devils

Here you go, everyone. I have released a brand new horror short story, Tasmanian Devils, set in the wilderness of my home state. Currently available on Amazon, and shortly through other retailers too. The base idea for this had been rattling around in my head for a while. I hope you enjoy it!

Australia https://www.amazon.com.au/Tasmanian-Devils-Hor…/…/B01LZNIY1P
US https://www.amazon.com/Tasmanian-Devils-Horror…/…/B01LZNIY1P
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tasmanian-Devils-Horr…/…/B01LZNIY1P
Canada https://www.amazon.ca/Tasmanian-Devils-Horror-…/…/B01LZNIY1P
Germany https://www.amazon.de/Tasmanian-Devils-Horror-…/…/B01LZNIY1P


I am delighted to announce that my short story Life, Death and Taxes has been selected in the top 20 entries of an international competition. An anthology is being produced, with the profits going towards research into saving the Tasmanian Devil. My story will be in there, and I’m proud to be involved in the project. I will post publication details when I know more.

http://www.stptax.com/twisted-tax-tales/Life, Death and Taxes

Life, Death and Taxes

My latest short story Life, Death and Taxes has been accepted into the Twisted Tax Tales competition. Below is a link where you can read the story, and vote for it if you like it. You can vote by clicking the Facebook like button that appears below the story. An anthology will be produced using competiton entries, with half of them being chosen by the number of votes received. Voting also helps choose the winning entry.

This is a great competition, which is raising funds for the Save The Tasmanian Devil Appeal. The competition is still open if you would like to submit. Entries are to be no more than 5000 words, and a main character has to be an accountant. The competition is open internationally.

Life, Death and Taxes http://www.stptax.com/twisted-tax-tales/life-death-and-taxes/

The full list of current entries is at the bottom of this page. Click on the title to read, and support those you like. More details about the competition can also be found here. http://www.stptax.com/twisted-tax-tales/

Life, Death and Taxes