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Curse of Bronze

Publisher’s Description Bella Hathaway comes from a family of daredevil adventurers -- but she's a a quiet scholar of magical languages who wouldn't say boo to a goose. When her curse-breaker aunt is murdered in the Eldritch Library, Bella inherits a house full of dangerous artefacts & talking furniture. As she investigates her aunt's death,… Continue reading Curse of Bronze

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The Bloody Chamber

Publisher’s Description From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves – Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories. Review I read the classic The Bloody Chamber and Other Tales by UK author Angela Carter as part of… Continue reading The Bloody Chamber

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

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Australasian Horror Award Win

I am so excited to share the announcement that I was the 2022 winner of the Australasian Horror Writers Association Robert N Stephenson Flash Fiction & Short Story Competition for the Flash Fiction category. My story “The Carnival Girl “ was a dystopian horror with LGBTQI themes and will be published in the next episode… Continue reading Australasian Horror Award Win

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

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Cut to Care

Publisher’s Description An agency that sends social workers into the homes of grieving families to impersonate dead loved ones... The kind old woman who saved a teenager's life but now finds herself haunted by the weight of a cheated suicide... And the daughter of a candlestick maker as she tries to survive a painful existence… Continue reading Cut to Care

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They Were Here Before Us

*** I received an ARC in return for an honest review *** Publisher’s Description The less you know going in, the better off you'll be. If you know, you know.The only thing more brutal than nature is love. Review My most recent read was They Were Here Before Us by Bram Stoker Finalist Eric LaRocca.… Continue reading They Were Here Before Us

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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

Short Fiction, Writing

Reimagining Red Riding Hood

Recently I have been exploring the concepts behind the Red Riding Hood fairytale. There are two main versions I have used as inspiration for writing a new short story. The version by Charles Perrault called “Little Red Riding Hood” and the version by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm called “Little Red Cap”. Both examine a young… Continue reading Reimagining Red Riding Hood