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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


Signed copy of Bound for Xmas, anywhere in the world

November 25, 2014
Signed copy of Bound for Xmas, anywhere in the world

Giving books as presents is actually a kind of magic. You’re giving someone a deep, emotional experience. You’re giving them a world, a life, that they wouldn’t otherwise have. It was George R R Martin who wrote in A Dance With Dragons, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who...
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The right to disappointment in the face of success

November 16, 2014

This post might seem a bit outrageous to many and I’d like to state right off the bat that of course I recognise how many people would love to have my problems! But it’s something that’s come up a lot for me recently, and I’ve seen it often enough among my peers, that I...
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Kiama Library Q&A on Tuesday 18th November

November 13, 2014
Kiama Library Q&A on Tuesday 18th November

The ongoing Bound train continues to roll and next week I’ve got a hometown appearance. I’ll be at Kiama Library talking about writing, the Alex Caine Series and answering questions and all that stuff. Here are the relevant details: 6pm Tuesday 18th November Bookings essential – call (02) 4233 1133 7 Railway Parade, Kiama...
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Apocalyptic Australia – Guest post from Justin Woolley

November 13, 2014
Apocalyptic Australia  – Guest post from Justin Woolley

Today I have a guest post from Justin Woolley, whose new book, A Town Called Dust, is out today. It’s described thus: “Stranded in the desert, the last of mankind is kept safe by a large border fence… Until the fence falls.” Sounds good, right? Here Justin talks about his apocalyptic Australian setting. The...
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Horizon — Consciousness Explorers: Inside a Transhuman

November 12, 2014
Horizon — Consciousness Explorers: Inside a Transhuman

Today I have a guest post from author and editor extraordinaire, Keith Stevenson. His new novel, Horizon, is out now. Take it away Keith. I’d like to thank Alan for giving over some space on his blog for the Horizon Blog Tour. Horizon is my debut science fiction novel published by Voyager Impulse. It’s...
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22 Common Problems Associated with Short Story Submissions – from editor, Amanda Pillar

November 7, 2014
22 Common Problems Associated with Short Story Submissions – from editor, Amanda Pillar

Do you write and submit short stories to anthologies and magazines? If so, you really need to read this, from the award-winning editor, Amanda Pillar. Thanks, Amanda! I’ve worked on seven anthologies over the past six or so years. I’m onto the eighth, the Bloodlines* anthology to be published by Ticonderoga Publications. I’ve also...
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Dark Trinity book bundle only $4.99

October 29, 2014
Dark Trinity book bundle only $4.99

Here’s a good Halloween treat. I know, it’s more like Xmas than Halloween, but who cares. Halloween is far better than Xmas anyway. Out now is an ebook bundle called Dark Trinity. It contains the books Prophecy by J.F.Penn, Burnt Offerings by Michael Lister and Dark Rite by David Wood and myself. All for...
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Free and signed Halloween reads

October 23, 2014
Free and signed Halloween reads

So that most awesome of festivals, Halloween, is fast approaching. I plan to start a new tradition this year, that I picked up from author Willie Miekle. Willie posted on Facebook how he always writes a ghost story by hand in a notebook every Halloween. Brilliant! I’ll be doing that from now on too....
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I’m going to be doing a signing and Q&A at Kiama Library

October 14, 2014
I’m going to be doing a signing and Q&A at Kiama Library

The ongoing Bound train continues to roll and next month I’ve got a hometown appearance. I’ll be at Kiama Library talking about the Alex Caine Series and answering questions and all that stuff. Here are the relevant details: 6pm Tuesday 18th November Bookings essential – call (02) 4233 1133 7 Railway Parade, Kiama NSW...
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I’m on the telly!

October 7, 2014

I’m on a show aired by Channel 31 in Melbourne, local community television. But even though it’s local, the wonderful World Wide Web means everyone can see it. At the Continuum convention earlier this year in Melbourne, the fine people from the show Behind The Words interviewed a bunch of writers and publishers and...
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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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