Dit dit dit… Ditmars?

So, uh, quite unexpectedly, my novel Faerie Apocalypse has made it onto the preliminary ballot for the Ditmar Awards. The Ditmars are not a juried award, they are voted-on by fandom and Australia’s speculative fiction community, so… I owe this nomination to you, my filthy readers. Thank you very much! To celebrate, my publisher IFWG Australia has discounted the price of the Kindle book on Amazon (excluding North America, sorry!) and Gerry Huntman will have discount coupons for the book for attendees at Continuum convention in June if you would like to get a copy. Unfortunately I won’t be at...

Voyage of the Argos

So by now you’ve seen the news about my new publishing venture, Argonautica Press, in cahoots with my mate Jason Fischer. This is basically the two of us teaming up to take control of our respective backlists and, I guess you’d say, side-lists. Or you could put it this way: we’re self-publishing our books under a collective banner. Fisch and I have been discussing this for a good couple of years now. I’m not sure but I think it was JF.1’s idea to self-publish some work, initially, and I barged in and demanded he let me participate as well. So...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE ARGOS SAILS

PRESS RELEASE – NO EMBARGO Authors Jason Fischer and Jason Franks are pleased to announce the launch of their exciting new collaborative publishing venture, Argonautica Press. Dedicated to reprinting their best known works as well as new projects, Argonautica Press is launching with the immediate re-release of Jason Franks’ Aurealis Award shortlisted occult rock’n’roll novel, Bloody Waters. Jason Franks said “I was mostly known as a comics writer when Bloody Waters first came out, and it provided me with my first real introduction to the prose writing community. I had a terrible lack of confidence and I weaseled out of...

Holiday Reads!

I’m not much of an Xmas guy. My family never celebrated it growing up and neither did my wife’s. But I do look forward to the holidays, particularly because they give me a chance to read and write. And so I thought I’d share some of the stuff I’ve enjoyed best this year, as well as the top of my To-Be-Read pile with you. Best of the Year The Game Bird, Aidan Walsh Aidan’s debut novel, the Game Bird, is a nautical adventure set in what feels a bit like our 19th century, but is in fact a fantasy world populated...