Bibliography

Listed below you’ll find all my published fiction and non-fiction. Check out the Dark Shorts page for stories that are freely available online (the title of those tales will be a direct link here too). Some of my stories have been podcast and you can find those on the Podcasts page. Anything else listed should be easily found with a Google search, but feel free to drop me a line if you’re having trouble tracking anything down. For novels, click on a cover anywhere on this site for all previews, reviews, blurbs and buy links.

FORTHCOMING

NOVELS/NOVELLAS

Primordial – novel (co-authored with David Wood) A giant monster thriller (due February 2017 from Cohesion Press)

The Book Club – novella – A mystery/noir/creeping horror yarn (PS Publishing Australia) due early 2017)

SHORT STORIES/NOVELETTES

“Served Cold” – Dreaming in the Dark anthology (ed. Jack Dann, PS Publishing, due 2016) (Novelette)

“Golden Fortune, Dragon Jade” – And Then… anthology (ed. Lindy Cameron, Clan Destine Press, due mid-2016) (Novelette)

“They All Come Through London in the End” – Between The Tracks anthology (ed. Steve Dillon, Ozhorrorcon, due early 2017)

“Crying Demon” – Suspended In Dusk 2 (ed. Simon Dewar, Books of the Dead Press, due early 2017)

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PUBLISHED

NOVELS

(click for reviews, previews and purchase options)

THE ALEX CAINE SERIES

BoundAlex Caine Book 1 (HarperVoyager, July 2014). Finalist for the 2014 Ditmar Award for Best Novel.

ObsidianAlex Caine Book 2 – (HarperVoyager July 2016). Finalist for the 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel.

AbductionAlex Caine Book 3 – (HarperVoyager July 2016).

(Please note: The US and Rest of the World release for The Alex Caine Series starts in December 2016 with Bound, then Obsidian and Abduction in July 2017, from Ragnarok Publications.)

THE BALANCE DUOLOGY

RealmShiftThe Balance, Book 1 (Gryphonwood Press, 2010)

MageSignThe Balance, Book 2 (Gryphonwood Press, 2010)

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I co-author some action/adventure/thriller stuff with US bestseller, David Wood. Our collaborative work to date is listed below.

Primordial (Cohesion Press, due January 2017) – A monster thriller novel.

Dark Rite – (Gryphonwood Press, April 2013) – A horror novella.

JAKE CROWLEY ADVENTURES

Blood Codex (Jake Crowley Adventures Book 1) (Adrenaline Press, July 2016) – Action/adventure thriller.

COLLECTIONS

Crow Shine – my debut collection of 19 short stories, including three original tales. (Ticonderoga Publications, ed. Russell B Farr, November 2016)

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NOVELLA/NOVELETTE

“Raven’s First Flight” – SNAFU: Black Ops anthology (ed. G Brown & A J Spedding, Cohesion Press, December 2016) – Novelette

“In Vaulted Halls Entombed” – SNAFU: Survival of the Fittest anthology (ed. G Brown & A J Spedding, Cohesion Press, September 2015); Winner Australian Shadows Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction 2015 – Novelette

“The Darkness in Clara”SQ Mag, issue 14 (May 2014), nominated for the 2015 Ditmar Award for Best Novelette or Novella – Novelette

“The Darkest Shade Of Grey”Red Penny Papers (February 2012) – Novella

“Ghost Of The Black: A ‘Verse Full of Scum” – (self-published, 2010, after serialising on this website throughout 2008) – Novella

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SHORT STORIES

This is in chronological order of publication, with the most recent at the top. If something has been reprinted or listed for a Best Of, nominated for an Award, etc., that will be shown with the original publication. If the story is published online and free to read, the title will be a direct link to the story. (I’ve included novelettes here as well as above, given they’re just long short stories, whereas I think of novellas as short novels.)

“Raven’s First Flight” – SNAFU: Black Ops anthology (ed. G Brown & A J Spedding, Cohesion Press, December 2016) – Novelette

“Crow Shine” – Original story in my debut collection, Crow Shine (Ticonderoga Publications, November 2016)

“Old Magic Fades” – Original story in my debut collection, Crow Shine (Ticonderoga Publications, November 2016)

“A Strong Urge To Fly” – Original story in my debut collection, Crow Shine (Ticonderoga Publications, November 2016)

“Bodies of Evidence” – In Your Face anthology (ed. Tehani Wesseley, Fablecroft Publications, June 2016)

“Under Calliope’s Skin” – SNAFU: Future Warfare anthology (ed. Geoff Brown and A J Spedding, Cohesion Press, May 2016)

“Under a Wing and a Prayer”Evil Girlfriend Media (ed. Jennifer Brozek, March 2016); Honourable Mention in the 2013 AHWA Flash Fiction Competition

“Patented Cut Anything Design”Cry Havoc Games – a commissioned zombie flash fiction to help promote the game, “Dead End Alley” (now posted on the Cry Havoc website, 2016)

“How Father Bryant Saw the Light” – Blurring the Line anthology (ed. Marty Young, Cohesion Press, November 2015)

“Reaching For Ruins” – Review of Australian Fiction (ed. Matthew Lamb, Vol. 16, Issue 3, November 2015)

“Old Promise, New Blood” – Bloodlines anthology (ed. Amanda Pillar, Ticonderoga Publications, Oct 2015)

“In Vaulted Halls Entombed” – SNAFU: Survival of the Fittest anthology (ed. Geoff Brown & A J Spedding, Cohesion Press, September 2015); winner Australian Shadows Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction 2015 – Novelette

“Beyond the Borders of All He Had Been Taught” – Insert Title Here anthology (ed. Tehani Wessley, Fablecroft Publishing, April 2015)

“The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner” – The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (ed. Gordon Van Gelder, Jan-Feb 2015 issue); nominated for the 2015 Ditmar Award for Best Short Story; included on the Tangent Online 2015 Recommended Reading List; included on Ellen Datlow’s Honorable Mentions Long List for The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 8

“Thirty Three Tears To A Teaspoon” – Postscripts 32/33: FAR VOYAGER (ed. Nick Gevers, PS Publishing, November 2014); included on Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Vol. 7 Recommended Reading Long List

“Autumn of the Greatest” – Superpow! anthology (ed. KV Taylor, Red Penny Papers, October 2014)

“Shadows of the Lonely Dead” – Suspended in Dusk anthology (ed. Simon Dewar, Books of the Dead Press, September 2014), Winner of the 2014 Australian Shadows Award for Best Short Story; Reprinted in Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2014 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications, Oct 2015); reprinted in Focus 2014 (ed. Tehani Wessley, Fablecroft Publishing, 2015)

Upon a Distant Shore” – Dimension6, issue 2 (ed. Keith Stevenson, 4th July 2014)

“Mephisto”Daily Science Fiction (23rd June 2014), Finalist in the 2014 Australian Shadows Awards for Best Short Story

“The Darkness in Clara” (novelette) – SQ Mag, issue 14 (May 2014), Finalist for the 2015 Ditmar Award for Best Novelette or Novella; included on the Recommended Reading Long List, Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Vol. 7; included on the Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014, ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications

“All the Wealth in the World”Lakeside Circus, issue 1 (January 2014)

“It’s Always the Children Who Suffer” – Midnight Echo Magazine, issue 10 (December 2013), Winner of the 2013 AHWA Short Story Competition

“Exposure Compensation” – Midnight Echo Magazine, issue 10 (December 2013)

“Not the Worst of Sins”Beneath Ceaseless Skies #133 (October 31st, 2013); nominated for Best Short Story Ditmar Award, 2014

“Roll the Bones” – Crowded Magazine issue #2 (August 2013)

“The Beat Of A Pale Wing” – A Killer Among Demons anthology (ed. Craig Bezant, Dark Prints Press, June 2013)

“The Fathomed Wreck To See” – Midnight Echo Magazine, issue 9 (ed. Geoff Brown, May 2013), included in the Tangent Online 2013 Recommended Reading List

“On A Crooked Leg Lightly” – Dreaming Of Djinn anthology (ed. Liz Grzyb, Ticonderoga Publications, May 2013)

“Quantum Echoes” – Next anthology (ed. Rob Porteous & Simon Petrie, CFSG Publishing, April 2013)

“A Time For Redemption” – Urban Occult anthology (ed. Colin F Barnes, Anachron Press, March 2013)

“Tiny Lives”Daily Science Fiction (25th December 2012); reprinted in Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications, August 2013)

“Salvage In The Void”Kasma SF online magazine (December 2012); Semi-Finalist, Writers of the Future Contest, Third Quarter 2011

“Cephalopoda Obsessia” – Bloodstones anthology (ed. Amanda Pillar, Ticonderoga Publications, October 2012); Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2012 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications)

“Crossroads & Carousels”The Red Penny Papers Vol. III, Issue 1 (October 2012); Recommended Reading List,  Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2012 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications)

“Fear Is The Sin” – From Stage Door Shadows anthology (ed. Jodi Cleghorn, Literary Mix Tapes, eMergent Publishing, October 2012); Recommended Reading List,  Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2012 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications)

“Burning, Always Burning” (written with Felicity Dowker) – Damnation & Dames anthology (ed. Liz Grzyb, Ticonderoga Publications, April 2012); Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2012 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications);  on the Honourable Mention Long List, Year’s Best Horror, volume 5 (ed. Ellen Datlow)

“The Goodbye Message”Ticon4 (April 2012);  on the Honourable Mention Long List, Year’s Best Horror, volume 5 (ed. Ellen Datlow)

“In The Name Of The Father” – The One That Got Away anthology (ed. Craig Bezant, Dark Prints Press, February 2012); podcast by Crime City Central, episode 62 (September 2013)

“The Everywhere & The Always” – Mythic Resonance anthology (The Specusphere, February 2012)

“Trawling The Void” – Midnight Echo Magazine, Issue 6 (November 2011); Honourable Mention, Writers of the Future Contest, Second Quarter 2010

“Unexpected Launch” – Anywhere But Earth anthology (ed. Keith Stevenson, Coeur De Lion Publishing, November 2011)

“Duty & Sacrifice” – Hope anthology (Kayelle Press, October 2011); Recommended Reading List,  Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2011 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications)

“Dream Shadow” – Winds Of Change anthology (ed. Elizabeth Fitzgerald, CSFG Publishing, October 2011); Recommended Reading List,  Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2011 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications)

“The Seven Garages of Kevin Simpson”Pseudopod, episode 242, August 2011 (podcast original); reprinted in Dark Places 2 anthology (Gryphonwood Press, October 2012); Recommended Reading List,  Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2011 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications)

“Running Wild With The Hunt” – The Game anthology (ed. Kent Holloway, Seven Realms Publishing, August 2011)

“The Speaking Tree” – 100 Stories For Queensland (eMergent Publishing, May 2011)

“Punishment Of The Sun” – Dead Red Heart anthology (ed. Russell B Farr, Ticonderoga Publications, April 2011); Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year #4 (Night Shade Books 2012); Recommended Reading List,  Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2011 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications)

“Mirrorwalk” – Murky Depths #16 (April 2011); Recommended Reading List,  Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2011 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications)

“Declan’s Plan” – Co-winner, Wily Writers Short Story Contest, published at Wily Writers April 2011 (text and podcast)

“Mistaken Identity”Kasma SF online magazine (February 2011)

“Idle Chatter”Bosley Gravel’s Cavalcade of Terror (September 2010)

“The King’s Accord” – Flesh & Bone: Rise of The Necromancers anthology (Pill Hill Press, August 2010); reprinted Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2010 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications, October 2011)

“Jeff Newman’s Headaches”52 Stitches, (August 23, 2010)

“Decennial General Meeting” – Best Of Friday Flash Vol. 1 anthology (August 2010)

“Pushed Too Far”House Of Horror (May 2010)

“Strange Death”Flashes In The Dark (March 2010)

“Trial Not Required” – M-Brane SF Issue #13 (February 2010)

“A Little Killing” – Pow Fast Flash Fiction (December 2009)

“Trapped” – House Of Horror, Issue 7 (December 2009)

“Deep Sea Fishing” – Seizure Issue 4 (December 2009); reprinted in Monstres! anthology (translated into French) (Celephaïs Publishing, France, 2012)

“The Book”Antipodean SF, # 136 (October 2009); reprinted in 365 Flash anthology (Pill Hill Press)

“Cemetery” – Horror Bound Magazine, Issue 7 (August 2009); reprinted in Dark Places anthology (Gryphonwood Press, October 2010)

“Stand Off” (full version) – text & podcast by Wily Writers (July 2009) (Infinitas reprint); reprinted in Best Of Wily Writers anthology (February 2011)

“Parklife” – Editor Unleashed/Smashwords Flash Fiction 40 anthology (June 2009)

“Crossfire” – The Oddville Press, Vol 1, # 4 (June 2009); Podcast through Outlandish Voices (Nov. 2009)

“Terminal Illness”Antipodean SF, # 130 (March 2009); reprinted in 365 Flash anthology (Pill Hill Press)

“Being Late” – Op-Ed Magazine (March 2008)

“Runaway” – Harbinger Journal (March 2008)

“The Night Bus”The Harrow, Vol. 10, No. 12 (December 2007); reprinted in Dark Places anthology (Gryphonwood Press, October 2010)

“Stand Off” (abridged version) – Infinitas Newsletter (2006)

“The Bout” – Cyberkwoon.com (2006)

“A Night At The Pub” – Martial Arts Planet (2005)

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Games

I was a side quest dialogue writer for the open world RPG, Frontiers. Details here.

I was head narrative writer on Leornian, a game about Game Based Learning, developed by PLANE, which is a body funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. The game is primarily a resource for NSW teachers, but will hopefully gain momentum and be rolled out further. Below is the official trailer for Leornian:

I’m available for games writing, should any development teams out there need a writer.

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Non-fiction

Write The Fight Right – short ebook on writing convincing fight scenes.

Also a regular contributor of non-fiction articles, opinion and reviews to a variety of online and print media magazines and books.

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Achievements/Accolades

“The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner” included on Ellen Datlow’s Honorable Mentions Long List for The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 8

“In Vaulted Halls Entombed” – SNAFU: Survival of the Fittest anthology (ed. Geoff Brown & A J Spedding, Cohesion Press, September 2015) Winner Australian Shadows Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction 2015 – Novelette

“The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner” nominated for the 2015 Ditmar Award for Best Short Story; included on the Tangent Online 2015 Recommended Reading List

“Thirty Three Tears To A Tea Spoon” included on Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Vol. 7 Recommended Reading Long List

“Shadows of the Lonely Dead” reprinted in Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2014 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications)

“Shadows of the Lonely Dead” (Suspended In Dusk anthology, Books of the Dead Press, ed. Simon Dewar) Winner of the 2014 Australian Shadows Award for Best Short Story

“Mephisto” finalist in the 2014 Australian Shadows Awards for Best Short Story

Obsidian: Alex Caine #2” finalist for the 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel

Bound: Alex Caine #1” finalist for the 2014 Ditmar Award for Best Novel

The Darkness in Clara” finalist for Best Novelette or Novella Ditmar Award, 2015; included on Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Vol. 7 Recommended Reading Long List; included on Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014, ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications

“Not the Worst of Sins” finalist for Best Short Story Ditmar Award, 2014

“The Goodbye Message” on the Honourable Mention Long List, Year’s Best Horror, volume 5, (ed. Ellen Datlow)

“Burning, Always Burning” (with Felicity Dowker), on the Honourable Mention Long List, Year’s Best Horror, volume 5, (ed. Ellen Datlow)

“Cephalopoda Obsessia”, on the Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, 2012, (Ticonderoga Publications)

“Crossroads and Carousels”, on the Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, 2012, (Ticonderoga Publications)

“Fear is the Sin”, on the Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, 2012, (Ticonderoga Publications)

“Burning, Always Burning” (with Felicity Dowker), on the Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, 2012, (Ticonderoga Publications)

“It’s Always the Children Who Suffer” – Joint winner of the 2013 AHWA Short Story Competition

“Tiny Lives” reprinted in Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012, (Ticonderoga Publications)

Nominated for a Ditmar Award – Best New Talent, 2011

“Dream Shadow” on the Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, 2011, Ticonderoga Publications.

“The Seven Garages Of Kevin Simpson” on the Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, 2011, Ticonderoga Publications.

Duty And Sacrifice on the Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, 2011, Ticonderoga Publications.

“Mirrorwalk” on the Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, 2011, Ticonderoga Publications.

“Punishment Of The Sun”, Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year #4, 2012; also on the Recommended Reading List, Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, 2011, Ticonderoga Publications.

“Salvage In The Void”, Semi-Finalist, Writers of the Future Contest, Third Quarter 2011

“The King’s Accord” reprinted in Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror Vol.1, 2010, Ticonderoga Publications

“Declan’s Plan”, co-winner, Wily Writers Short Story Contest, 2011

“Trawling the Void”, Honourable Mention, Writers of the Future Contest, Second Quarter 2010

“Stand Off” reprinted in Best Of Wily Writers, Vol. 1, February, 2011

“Decennial General Meeting” collected in Best Of Friday Flash, Vol. 1

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