Short Fiction, stories

Dark Christmas Release

Dark Christmas is the first in a series of illustrated chapbooks on various dark fiction themes. All illustrated collection is inspired by Yuletide folklore from Canada, Poland,Iceland, Australia, Germany ang England. Dark Christmas was released on ebook on 24th December 2022. If you wish you buy copies of Dark Christmas you can find more information… Continue reading Dark Christmas Release

Short Fiction, Writing

Out of the Darkness Release

This single charity anthology has donated to the American Suicide Prevention Society. It is a fantastic collection of stories by authors on topics of overcoming the darkness of depression, loss of a loved one, self-harm, self-rejection, societal rejection and chronic pain. Out of the Darkness was published by Wolfsinger Publications on 20th December 2022. My… Continue reading Out of the Darkness Release

Short Fiction, Writing

Wimbledon Common Release

My first stories for children and younger readers were published on 26 November 2022 in Wimbledon Common from Black Hare Press. My children’s story “Grace’s Kingdom” was inspired by classics like Alice in Wonderland, The Secret Garden, The Chronicles of Narnia all featuring protagonists exploring magical worlds hidden to all but them while escaping a… Continue reading Wimbledon Common Release

Long Fiction, Writing

Bluebells: Book Trailer & Excerpt

My Australian dystopian horror Bluebells explores queer fiction, alternate history, pandemics, vampires, mental illness, trauma and war. The There is a post on research background to Bluebells and the folklore of the bluebells flowers which is key to the novella character Anna is here. A video tour of Bluebells and a reading excerpt is below.… Continue reading Bluebells: Book Trailer & Excerpt

Long Fiction, Writing

Background to The Devil & Loch Ard Gorge

In my novelette The Devil & the Loch Ard Gorge, I was inspired by Victorian era Gothic literature and the history of the Australian shipwrecks. You can read more about the history of the Loch Ard shipwreck here. My initial inspiration for The Devil & the Loch Ard Gorge was a song “The Loch Ard… Continue reading Background to The Devil & Loch Ard Gorge

Long Fiction, Writing

The Devil & the Loch Ard Gorge Release!!

My gothic horror novelette The Devil & the Loch Ard Gorge was released on 15 October, 2022 published by Black Hare Press. Seána McKinnon, daughter of a well-to-do London businessman and his wife, finds love in the arms of a lowly artist. Her parent’s disapproval of their relationship lays heavy on her heart until, borne… Continue reading The Devil & the Loch Ard Gorge Release!!

Long Fiction, research, Writing

Bluebells Research

Want to know more about the research behind my recent novella Bluebells? Read on! These are some of the photographs I took in 2021 from the town of Berrima which features in Bluebells. Harper’s Mansion which is the fictional ancestral home of Anna and Peter Baylon in Bluebells, is one of the older houses in… Continue reading Bluebells Research

Writing

2022 Ditmar Awards

The Ditmar Awards are awarded at the Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy National Convention each year My eligible works for 2022 Best Short Story: ◦ “A Trail of Corpselights", Leanbh Pearson [QLD], in New Tales of Old 1, Black Ink Fiction. ◦ “ Serket's Curse", Alannah K. Pearson [ACT], in Scorpio: Speculative Fiction Inspired by… Continue reading 2022 Ditmar Awards

Long Fiction, Writing

Bluebells Release!!

My debut horror novella Bluebells was published on July 9th 2022 by Black Hare Press. 1917, Australia. In the aftermath of an alternate ending to the First World War, mass frontline casualties and a mysterious pandemic have decimated governments and the environment across much of Europe and the world, Australia included. Anna Baylon lives with… Continue reading Bluebells Release!!

Long Fiction, Writing

Fantasy on Four Feet Release

Fantasy on Four Feet edited by Clare Rhoden was published on June 28th, 2022 by Black Ink Fiction. The anthology includes novelettes from various authors on animal-human companionships including my fey spy and her fox companion in “Black Fox and Bitterbind: The Chancellor’s Promise.” You can purchase ebook and paperback copies of Fantasy on Four… Continue reading Fantasy on Four Feet Release