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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


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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Fifty Shades of Lit. – guest post from Andrew J McKiernan

March 17, 2015
Fifty Shades of Lit. – guest post from Andrew J McKiernan

It has been almost six months since Alan asked me to write him a guest blog post. He knows I’m fairly passionate and opinionated about the “Literary vs. Genre” debate, and that’s what he suggested I write about. That’ll be easy enough, I thought. So I agreed. Turns out, it wasn’t so easy after...
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“Not the Worst of Sins” to be included in BCS Weird West e-anthology

March 13, 2015

It’s always great when a story keeps on giving. I’m always ecstatic when an editor likes a story I’ve written enough to buy it and publish it in the first place. It’s better when good feedback from readers confirm that the story is being enjoyed. Usually that’s about all you can get from a...
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Obsidian nominated for the Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel

March 2, 2015

I honestly couldn’t be more happy about this! I’ve been on a Snoopy cloud since the Aurealis Awards shortlists were announced on Friday night and I discovered that Obsidian: Alex Caine #2 has been nominated for Best Horror Novel. The Aurealis Awards are Australia’s premier SFF awards and it genuinely is an honour to...
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Graced by Amanda Pillar – Guest Post

February 27, 2015
Graced by Amanda Pillar – Guest Post

A big thank you to the Warrior Scribe, Alan Baxter, for posting this blog entry on my debut novel, Graced! Graced is an urban fantasy story that follows the journey of four diverse characters; it features vampires, weres, humans and a race called the Graced. But, rather than...
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SNAFU: Survival of the Fittest and Blurring the Line

February 18, 2015
SNAFU: Survival of the Fittest and Blurring the Line

The last couple of months have been a bit quiet on the publishing news front, then I just got two tremendous acceptances in the space of three days. It tends to go like that. So I’m very excited that I’ll have a story in the next SNAFU anthology from Cohesion Press, this one entitled...
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Bound and Clara nominated for Ditmar Awards

February 16, 2015

I got a very nice surprise this weekend when the 2015 Ditmar Award ballot was released and I saw my name on there twice. I had to do two Snoopy dances! I’ll list the full ballot below, but a little about the awards first. The Ditmar Award has been awarded annually since 1969 at...
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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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