Tuesday Toot is a new feature here at The Word. It’s a semi-regular, invite-only series of short posts where writers, editors, booksellers and other creatives have been asked to share thier stuff and toot their own horn. It’s hard to be seen in the digital morass and hopefully this occasional segment will help some of the quality stuff out there to get noticed. It should all be stuff that readers of The Word will find edifying.
Today, with the inaugural Tuesday Toot, it’s Jason Fischer.
Who is Jason?
Jason attended the Clarion South writers workshop in 2007, and has been shortlisted in the Aurealis Awards, the Ditmar Awards, and the Australian Shadows Awards. He won the 2009 AHWA Short Story and the 2010 AHWA Flash Fiction Competitions, and is a recent Winner of the Writers of the Future contest. Jason has stories in Dreaming Again, Apex, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and Aurealis Magazine. He has written a series of zombie-apocalypse novellas in the After The World series (available from Black House Comics), and his fantasy novel, Tusk, is soon to be serialised in Terra Magazine.
What are you tooting about?
Corpus Christi (novella now available in After the World #4). Immediately following the events of After the World: Gravesend, Corpus Christi brings the reader straight back into the action. Led by Tamsyn, dead-eyed archer and troubled soul, the survivors of Gravesend have escaped from England on an old cargo ship. Following a mysterious radio message across the Atlantic, they find the promise of a cure for the zombie virus is not all its cracked up to be. It’s a terrifying new America, and if Tamsyn and her friends want a place to call home, they’re going to have to fight for it…
Jason’s website is http://jasonfischer.com.au
After The World #4 can be purchased online via: http://www.blackboox.net/after-the-world-corpus-christi-issue-4
The official After the World website is: http://aftertheworld.com.au/
And for those who want a free taste, Jason’s first novella, Gravesend, is now available online and gratis: http://aftertheworld.com.au/?page_id=18