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Jason Franks

“Butcher’s Hook” makes Tangent’s 2013 Recommended reading list

Well, here’s a lovely way to ring in the new year. My short rock’n’roll horror story “Butcher’s Hook”, published in Aurealis #65, scored a mention on Tangent Online’s 2013 Recommended reading list. That’s a great list to be on. Some of the very biggest names in the business are present. Great company, too–numerous friends and […]


It has been very quiet around here lately. Lots going on personally and professionally and I’ve been paddling hard to keep my head above water. Next year should be saner as I try to take control of my artistic commitments. BUT IN THE MEANTIME, I BRING YOU NEWS. I have just signed a contract with […]

Miley, Sinead, Amanda

I wasn’t going to comment talk about Miley Cyrus, because frankly I don’t think it’s worth the attention… and that’s what this is all about. Attention, which translates directly into clicks and sales. (I’m quite partial to all three of those things myself, of course, but this isn’t about me.) So I’ll be brief. To […]

Great Inspiration: A Writer of Earthsea

Alan Baxter, award-winning author and undoubted bad-ass, has been running a series on his blog in which Australian authors talk about the things that inspire them. Here’s my piece, in which I talk about the continuing effects that Ursula Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea has had on my walnut-sized little brain. While you’re […]


Elmore Leonard just kicked on. I came to crime fiction a bit later than the other genres, and it was down to Elmore Leonard. My folks had some of his books in the house when I was a teenager and after I saw and enjoyed Get Shorty I went and dug them out. At first […]