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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


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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Not the Worst of Sins podcast at Tales to Terrify

September 27, 2014

My Ditmar Award-nominated story, Not the Worst of Sins, from Beneath Ceaseless Skies Magazine, is up at one of my favourite podcasts, Tales To Terrify. I’m so pleased to have a story there. Lawrence Santoro, the original host of Tales To Terrify, read the story in Beneath Ceaseless Skies and wrote to me asking...
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I’m signing BOUND in Melbourne this Friday.

September 24, 2014

I’m just quickly reposting this for the times and places. Love to see you there. It’s a bit of a shame that we couldn’t organise an actual launch event in Melbourne for Bound, but I will be in town soon and it would be great to see anyone who can make it. I’ll be...
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Conflux in less than 2 weeks, 3rd to 6th October, includes Canberra BOUND launch

September 22, 2014

Conflux, the annual Canberra SFF convention, is happening again in less than two weeks. It’s over the weekend of Friday 3rd to Monday 6th October. It’s always a great con and I haven’t missed one in years. I’ll only be able to make the Saturday and Sunday this year, sadly, but it’s going to...
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So you’re going to pitch your book – a guide.

September 19, 2014

It seems that lately there have been more opportunities than ever before for writers to pitch their as-yet-unpublished manuscript to industry professionals. At writers conventions, festivals and so on, more agents, editors and publishers are making themselves available to hear about your magnum opus. It really is a superb opportunity and these things usually...
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Why do there have to be dragons? – Guest post from Donna Maree Hanson

September 18, 2014
Why do there have to be dragons? – Guest post from Donna Maree Hanson

Canberra writer, Donna Maree Hanson, has a new book out. It’s called Shatterwing (which is a sweet title, if you ask me) and is the first in her Dragon Wine series. As you can probably tell, it’s fantasy and has dragons in it. It’s actually a dark fantasy, and here I have Donna talking...
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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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