Archive for October, 2012

On the tools of a writer…

I recently finished reading an anthology that one of my stories appears in. Now, I’m not going to name it here, nor am I going to review it, because (a) I don’t want to embarrass anyone involved in it, and (b) I still think it’s good enough for people to buy, but maybe at a […]

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Book Review

A link to a book review of Lucha Gore on the Inside Pulse site: I don’t want to double post the same thing, so head on over to IP and have a read. And for what it’s worth, it’s a really good book.

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So… Where Do The Ideas Come From?

I’ve started hanging out with a few writers. Some are well-established, some should be well-established (because their work is really that good), some write a lot but little comes of it, while many are relatively new to this whole writing thing. And, being writers, we talk about writing and stories. I have also in the […]

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New Anthology

Rainstorm Press has released a new anthology – The Undead That Saved Christmas Vol 3: Monster Bash. It’s a charity anthology, so buying it will help some disadvantaged children through the Hugs Foster Family Agency. I have 2 pieces in it – a poem and a short story. I’m proud to have been able to […]

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RIP Max Fatchen

If you were a kid in South Australia in the 1980s, then the name Max Fatchen will mean something to you. Much like Colin Thiele, he wrote stories set in and around South Australia. His prose was easy to read and his characters were ones we could identify with. And, more importantly, he didn’t treat his […]

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Odds & Ends

A few bits and pieces. First, Cult Of The Snake, Gorgon With The Wind, Year Of Change and Patch Of Green have all been rejected recently. Rejection total: 158+ 4 = 162 Yes, the rejections are still coming thick and fast. Added to that at least 5 short story rejections (including from an Australian anthology), and […]

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Blog Repost

In the never-ending cycle of helping promote books in which I appear, fellow writer Gregory L. Norris asked those of us who were accepted into the Tales Of Terror and Mayhem anthology to write a bit about our story, and the results can be found here: Some interesting reads in there, and mine is there […]

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A HUGE thank-you to Shane Collins, editor of the magazine Speculative Edge (and a couple of anthologies I’ve appeared in).   Yes! I’ve been nominated for a Pushcart Prize! Nice. Oh, and you can buy the magazine here: For kindle: Paperback: I’ve read it, and it’s a good magazine. I’ve also read issues […]

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