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Children of the Dragon

I have a story in this upcoming parallel universe Dracula anthology, along with… Ramsay Campbell, Nancy Holder, Steve Rasnic Tem, Chris Ryall, Jim Krueger, Lee Murray, Christopher Sequeira, Julie Ditrich… I think I need to go and lie down. Then I better rise from my immortal slumber and write the story. It’s a story about Dracula… if he wasn’t a vampire. Click on through for more! Dracula Unfanged: Anthology Announcement & TOC Reveal FacebookTwitterTumblrEmail

Tolerance to Iron

I have a new horror short story, “Tolerance to Iron”, coming out in Midnight Echo #15; a piece about a father who takes issue with a Little Man he finds terrorizing his daughter. This is my first horror piece in quite a long time and it feels a bit like coming home. I have really enjoyed returning to the pages of Midnight Echo and working with editor Lee Murray to really sharpen the teeth on this one. It’s an honour to share space with the likes of Jo Anderton, Bec Fraser, Martin Livings, Anthony Ferguson, David Schembri, Deb Sheldon and...

Heart of Iron

I have a story coming out in this newly announced awesome new Sherlock Holmes anthology from Clan Destine Press, THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD. https://www.clandestinepress.net/blogs/clan_destine_press_blog/the-only-one-in-the-world-a-sherlock-holmes-anthology My story, “Sharaku Homura and the Heart of Iron”, is set in South Africa in 1974 and features a Japanese Holmes and a Jewish Watson. This is my second published story about Holmes and Watson, and my first time writing about South Africa, where I was born. This story touches on both apartheid and Japanese imperial history. Also, Jimi Hendrix. It’s an absolute pleasure to share space with the likes of Raymond Gates, Lucy...

Book Announcement: X-Dimensional Assassin Zai Through the Unfolded Earth

With great pleasure I can share the news that IFWG Publishing Australia has acquired my new novel, X-Dimensional Assassin Zai Through the Unfolded Earth, a fantasy/SF/crime novel about tourism and murder. There’s a few things I wanted to do with this book,which I think probably doesn’t read like you think it does. In this project one of the key things I wanted to do was to have an Asian protagonist who isn’t a martial arts hero. I also wanted also to look at both the joys and the miseries of travel. Might even be some politics hiding in there, too....

WorldCon 2020 – Zoom on NZ

Alrighty, I’ve got my WorldCon program information now. If you’re coming, you can find me in the following panels: Sandman at 30: The Enduring Influence of Neil Gaiman’s Creation30 Jul 2020, Thursday 16:00 – 16:50, Programme Room 1With: Matthew S. Rotundo, Jane Routley, and Claire Bartlett. and: Comics and Manga in the 21st Century2 Aug 2020, Sunday 12:00 – 12:50, Programme Room 3With: R.W.W. Greene, Ada Palmer, Scott Edelman, and Queenie Chan. I will also be doing a reading (I have what, or even why) on 31 Jul 2020, Friday 14:00 – 14:25, in Reading Room 1. See you kreeps and killers...