Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Kindle Edition of Macabre and Award Plaque

I discovered two very cool things today. The first was that Brimstone Press' Macabre is now available as a Kindle Edition on

The anthology, edited by Angela Challis and Marty Young, with a very cool cover by Shane Jiraiya Cummings, featured my West African zombie spy horror novella, "Sweet as Decay" co-authored with David Witteveen. Now this book is available to the world. Here is the blurb:

Explore Australia's dark literature past, present, and future all in one landmark anthology! From the very earliest colonial ghost stories through to grim tales of modern life, Macabre will take you on a journey through the dark heart of Australian horror. With classic stories from Australia's masters of horror alongside the best of the new era, Macabre: A Journey through Australia's Darkest Fears is the finest dark fiction anthology ever produced in Australia.

Macabre features 38 stories from Australian literary legends such as Henry Lawson, Barbara Baynton, Marcus Clarke, David Unaipon, Mary Fortune, and A. Bertram Chandler; modern masters such as Terry Dowling, Kaaron Warren, and Sean Williams; and the 21st century's brightest new horror stars: Stephen M. Irwin, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Paul Haines, Richard Harland, David Conyers, and Will Elliott.

Macabre: A Journey through Australia's Darkest Fears is the winner of the 2010 Australian Shadows Award, and it was nominated for the 2010 Bram Stoker Award!

The second piece of news is that I received my plaque for my win in the Australian Horror Writers Association's Short Story Competition this year. I'm very excited. My second writing award.

"Winds of Nzambi" was co-authored with David Kernot, and will be published in Midnight Echo 6, out in a couple of months.

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