Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kill Santa

I should've posted this a lot earlier (sorry Steve), but let's go turn Christmas dark and spooky...

Tasmaniac Publications (and aint that just a cool name??) are accepting submissions from January 1st to June 30th 2009 for FESTIVE FEAR, the annual that showcases a darker, more sinister side of Christmas.

As it says on their website, 'Tasmaniac Publications announce the launch of an annual series, Festive Fear, in which we invite Australian writers to offer horror stories based within a ‘Christmas down under’ theme.'

So c'mon, let's take over Christmas and scare the b'jesus outta all those pesky wee elves... Heh-heh, let's terrorize the kids, too :)

"Santa? Oh Santa. No Johnny, you don't want to write a letter to Santa. It's best he doesn't know you even exist. Trust me there. That big ol' fat man sneaking into our house late at night? No, you really don't want that at all..."

Sunday, May 03, 2009

The Year's Best (late, I know, but then that's me)

Yay! Just received -- well, okay, it turned up last week -- Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror volume 3, in which my wee tale 'The Wildflowers' appears.

ADF&H is the year's best Australian short stories, so to have my story reprinted here is way cool bananas! I'm stoked, very chuffed. I appear alongside some elite company- Rick Kennett, Deborah Biancotti, David Conyers, Sean Williams, Martin Livings - the list goes on!

'The Wildflowers' first appeared in Fantastic Wonder Stories (Ticonderoga, 2007). It's a great anthology, one well worth buying. But ADF&H volume 3 is what we're talkin' about right now, and you really, really, oughta get a copy of this, too.

Go me!