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Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014 to Include “The Box Wife”!

Apparently, this is the little story that could. I’m very excited to announce that “The Box Wife” which originally appeared in Shock Totem issue #9 will also be included in the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014! The full TOC is as follows: “Shadows of the Lonely Dead” by Alan Baxter [Suspended in Dusk] “The Changeling” […]

Another Crack

I sent my Clarion West and Clarion UCSD applications off last weekend. What a relief to have it finally done! This is my fifth try for CW and my fourth for UCSD. I reckon I’ve gone through all of the stages of grief after being rejected in previous years. Right now, I’m feeling excited and […]

Award Season!

I thought I’d do a round-up post on the work of mine that is eligible for awards this year. It’s nice to see a whole lot more runs on the board than in 2013 (I think it was just some flash?). So! I’m eligible for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, as well as […]

The Box Wife Now Available

I’m very happy to announce that my horror short story “The Box Wife” is now available in Shock Totem #9! You can grab it on Kindle here, or pre-order a print edition (yes! It is in actual print! Swoon!) here. Here’s what editor K. Allen Wood has to say about it: With a touch of SF, […]

Novel Draft Done!

Whew. So! I managed to finish writing the draft of the novel that I’ve been working on since GenreCon after Chuck Wendig gave me the challenge of finishing it in a year. I am SO GLAD that I knocked it over. I’ve written a bunch of longer things throughout my writing life but have rarely […]

Cover Art for Shock Totem #9 Featuring The Box Wife

I mentioned Shock Totem in my last post, and happily, I now have something to show off! Behold, the absolutely GORGEOUS art for Shock Totem #9! I have been completely spoiled with my covers from this year’s publications. Part of me wants to get this one (and hey, the delightful August Bastion SF cover) framed […]

Long Haul Writing

I mostly write short stories. In the last couple of years I’ve been writing and editing and submitting and editing and submitting and reworking and trunking and occasionally finding success and writing and editing poems and short pieces of fantasy, horror and SF. This year, I’ve had a couple of things come out (in places […]