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Alan is a Ditmar Award-nominated British-Australian author. He writes horror, dark fantasy and sci-fi, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He is the author of the dark fantasy thriller novels, RealmShift and MageSign, co-authored the short horror novel, Dark Rite, with David Wood, and has around 50 short stories published in a variety of journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK and France, including the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror (2010 & 2012). Alan is represented by literary agent, Alex Adsett, of Alex Adsett Publishing Services. Read extracts from his novels, a novella and short stories at his website – www.alanbaxteronline.com – or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter, Facebook or , and feel free to tell him what you think. About anything.

Web Site: http://www.alanbaxteronline.com


On the length of a story

May 22, 2015

There’s been a bit of to and fro via The Guardian recently about fantasy novels and short stories. Firstly Damien Walter wrote this pile of bollocks about how publishers need to stop encouraging big fat fantasy multi-book series. Then Natasha Pulley responded with this bullshit about how fantasy just can’t be done in short...
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Mad Max: Fury Road is the best film in years

May 19, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road is the best film in years

Holy balls, man, Mad Max: Fury Road was outstanding. There was nothing about it I didn’t like. I was wary going in because the hype had been so huge and so many of my friends were loving it that I felt sure I would be underwhelmed. Sometimes even a great film is overshadowed by...
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Social Media and Book Marketing – Advice from Robert Hoge

May 19, 2015
Social Media and Book Marketing – Advice from Robert Hoge

Robert Hoge is a good friend of mine, a top bloke and a great writer. We were having a conversation with other friends a little while ago and the subject of social media engagement and book promotion came up. Rob is very savvy about that stuff and he promised to put his thoughts on...
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Alex Caine is coming to America!

May 8, 2015
Alex Caine is coming to America!

So this is very exciting news to report: Last night I signed a contract with Ragnarok Publications for the North American rights to the Alex Caine trilogy. Bound, Obsidian and Abduction will be published in the NA territories some time in the next 12 months. As far as I know, the plan is to...
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“Burning, Always Burning” at Tales to Terrify

May 1, 2015
“Burning, Always Burning” at Tales to Terrify

“Burning, Always Burning”, a twisty, weird story I co-wrote with Felicity Dowker for the Damnation & Dames anthology, has been podcast by those wonderful people at Tales To Terrify, read by Dan Rabarts. The story required the coining of the term “paranoirmal”. The anthology is great, available from Ticonderoga Publications here. You can find...
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Another Dimension Magazine needs you!

April 29, 2015

Another Dimension is a new online, print and audio magazine from editor Angel Leigh McCoy, who was the inspiration and driving force behind Wily Writers for so many years. AD is Kickstarting right now, and needs some support. I’m guest-editing issue 2, so I have a vested interest in it, but I would support...
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Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from BCS e-book anthology is now out

April 26, 2015
Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from BCS e-book anthology is now out

The Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies e-book anthology is now out, and it includes my Ditmar Award nominated story, Not The Worst Of Sins. You can find it at WeightlessBooks.com (the indie ebook store run by Gavin Grant of Small Beer Press). It’s available for pre-order at Amazon Kindle Store,...
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I won an Australian Shadows Award!

April 25, 2015

This year has been very kind to me with award nominations. Bound was a finalist in the Ditmar Award for Best Novel, The Darkness in Clara was a finalist in the Ditmar Award for Best Novelette or Novella and Obsidian was a finalist for the very prestigious Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel. I...
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Plotting and Structure for Cheats – guest post from Ian McHugh

April 21, 2015
Plotting and Structure for Cheats – guest post from Ian McHugh

Plotting and structure for cheats (or, how to gaff-tape your cardboard thingy) I’ve banged on elsewhere about the themes that tie together some of the stories in my new collection, Angel Dust, such as my possibly neurotic obsession with the consequences of men failing to be “good men” and (possibly contrarily) my enduring fetish...
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Suspended In Dusk out now

March 30, 2015
Suspended In Dusk out now

I’ve been really looking forward to the release of this book and it’s finally here in paperback as well as ebook. The ebook has been out for ages, but I saved mentioning it here until the print edition was available too. It contains my story, “Shadows of the Lonely Dead”, which is probably the...
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Author of horror, dark fantasy & sci-fi. Kung Fu instructor. Personal Trainer. Motorcyclist. Dog lover. Gamer. Heavy metal fan. Britstralian. Zetetic.

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