Book review: Crazy-Ass Stories for Crazy-Ass People by Andy Rausch

  About Crazy-Ass Stories for Crazy-Ass People This quirky collection of short stories (and one novella) by Andy Rausch contains something for readers of every stripe. Rausch touches on a variety of genres, including horror, comedy, crime, and even Western, but every story features his unique, offbeat wit, superb writing, and razor-sharp dialogue, all deliveredContinue reading “Book review: Crazy-Ass Stories for Crazy-Ass People by Andy Rausch”

Book Review: Bullets, Teeth and Fists 3 by Jason Beech

    BULLETS, TEETH, & FISTS 3 She’s heavily pregnant. She’s handcuffed to a pipe. The clock is ticking. Belle, the heavily pregnant wife of an important man, is bundled into the back of a car, held against her will, and cuffed to a pipe in an abandoned apartment … and her waters are aboutContinue reading “Book Review: Bullets, Teeth and Fists 3 by Jason Beech”

The Ada Cambridge Prose Prize 2019

  Reaching the shortlist of the Ada Cambridge Prose Prize! It is every author’s much coveted dream. When I opened the email from the Williamstown Festival committee and saw the first word, ‘Congratulations!’, I nearly fell off my seat. Me, who never wins a thing, well, truth be told rarely enters a competition, finding myContinue reading “The Ada Cambridge Prose Prize 2019”

A Time for Violence anthology wows readers

A Time For Violence: Stories with an edge is out to rave reviews and little wonder. This anthology contains many top names in the scene including several who have co-written with Stephen King. I am chuffed to have one of my shorts included. Along with many of the authors, I was interviewed on T. FoxContinue reading “A Time for Violence anthology wows readers”

A Time For Violence Anthology Podcast with T Fox Dunham

What Are You Afraid Of? – Podcast with T Fox Dunham and David Walton NEW EPISODE 115 – CURSE OF THE BLACKTHORN “Author T. Fox Dunham interviews Australia’s noir and horror writer, Isobel Blackthorn. Isobel answers questions about her writing, the state of women authors in the industry, her thoughts on crafting and shares someContinue reading “A Time For Violence Anthology Podcast with T Fox Dunham”

Book review: Her Name is Mercie by Chris Roy

The joy of writing book reviews is stumbling on good stories, well told. When the stories take your breath away, all the better! Here is my review of one Her Name is Mercie, a collection of short stories by Chris Roy. “Mercie Hillbrook lives a simple, quiet life working as a gas station attendant. Then her parentsContinue reading “Book review: Her Name is Mercie by Chris Roy”

Book Review: Last Year, When We Were Young by Andrew J McKiernan

Here’s my review of yet another terrific collection of horror shorts, this time from award-winning Australian horror writer, Andrew J. McKiernan. “WINNER: 2014 AHWA Australian Shadows Award, Collected Work ‘Last Year, When We Were Young’ brings together 16 tales that defy conventions of genre and style, every one with an edge sharper than a razorContinue reading “Book Review: Last Year, When We Were Young by Andrew J McKiernan”

Review: On the Job by Sandi Wallace

I’m delighted to present my review of On The Job by Australian crime author, Sandi Wallace.     “The highs and lows of cops on the job. The cases that make them, break them, bring them laughs, maybe even love. Police on the beat, working one-officer shops and seasoned detectives pursue a cunning home intruder, aContinue reading “Review: On the Job by Sandi Wallace”

Shopping List 2 – an outstanding horror collection

  “HellBound Books Publishing brings you an outstanding collection of horror, dark, slippery things, and supernatural terror – all from the very best up and coming minds in the genre. We have given each and every one of our authors the opportunity to have their shopping lists read by you, the most wonderful reading public, andContinue reading “Shopping List 2 – an outstanding horror collection”

Artefacts and other stories by Rebecca Burns

I’m delighted to share my review of Artefacts and other stories by Rebecca Burns     That dandelion. A flash of stubborn yellow in a dark box of space. It had promised sunshine but had tasted sour. Artefacts. A dandelion. A mayfly. A family, bereft. Items and mementos of a life, lived hard and with love,Continue reading “Artefacts and other stories by Rebecca Burns”

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