Author of dark fantasy, horror & sci-fi. Kung Fu instructor. Personal Trainer. Motorcyclist. Dog lover. Gamer. Heavy metal fan. Britstralian. Zetetic.
WHO IS ALAN BAXTER?
Alan Baxter is a British-Australian author who writes dark fantasy, horror and sci-fi, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, with his wife, son, dog and cat. Read extracts from his novels, a novella and short stories at his website – www.warriorscribe.com – or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter and Facebook, and feel free to tell him what you think. About anything.
He is the author of the dark urban fantasy thrillers, Bound, Obsidian and Abduction (The Alex Caine Series, HarperVoyager), and the dark urban fantasy duology, RealmShift and MageSign (The Balance 1 and 2, Gryphonwood Press). He co-authored the short horror novel, Dark Rite, with David Wood. Alan also writes short fiction with around 60 stories published in a variety of journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK and France. His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Postscripts, and Midnight Echo, among many others, and more than twenty anthologies, including the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror three times. Alan also writes narrative arcs and dialogue for videogames.
Alan is an International Master (Inner Chamber Disciple) of Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu and runs the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy. He has been a British National Champion and has competed in Europe, Australia and China. Alan still regularly travels to China to train and extend his skills. He wrote the popular writer’s resource, Write The Fight Right, a short ebook about writing convincing fight scenes.
Alan has been a finalist in the Aurealis Awards, a two-time finalist in the Australian Shadows Awards and a four-time finalist in the Ditmar Awards. He won the 2014 Australian Shadows Award for Best Short Story (“Shadows of the Lonely Dead”) and is a past winner of the AHWA Short Story Competition (“It’s Always the Children Who Suffer”).
As well as fiction, Alan is a freelance writer penning reviews, feature articles and opinion. He’s a contributing editor and co-founder (with Andrew McKiernan and Felicity Dowker) at Thirteen O’Clock – Australian Dark Fiction News & Reviews, and co-hosts AuthorCast with David Wood, a thriller and genre fiction podcast. He’s a member of the Australian Horror Writers Association, International Thriller Writers, The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild, Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association and a full Active Member of the Horror Writers’ Association.
For queries about reprints, options and foreign rights, please contact Alan’s literary agent, Alex Adsett, of Alex Adsett Publishing Services.
APPEARANCES, WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS
Alan has previously appeared as a guest and panelist at festivals, events, and writers’ centres around Australia, including Worldcon, a variety of writers’ festivals and he’s been a Supastar guest at the Supanova fan expo in several cities. He’s run workshops on all kinds of writing-related subjects including short story clinics, novel writing, fight and action scenes, author platform and social media, and more at schools, libraries and several State Writers’ Centres among other venues.
Want him to come speak at your school, library, writers’ group, or event? Please get in touch.
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Our world has been built on a foundation of story-telling, from the earliest creation myths to the modern parables found in books and movies, on television shows and the internet. These days story-telling is all around us, in numerous mediums, and I love them all.