Category Archives: Appearances

Author August!

August seems to be the time of year I crawl out from under my rock, put on a pair of pants and make some public appearances. This year being no exception, I shall be at the following events:

  • Collins Booksellers, Edwardstown – National Bookshop Day (9th August , 1:30pm-2:30pm)
  • Flinders University, Writers and Their Worlds – (21st August,  12pm)
  • Dymocks, Adelaide (23rd August, 12pm)

At each of these events I’ll be selling the new print run of my zombie apocalypse novel “Quiver” (snazzy new cover as pictured below) and my short story collection “Everything is a Graveyard”. The Flinders University event is part of a series of intimate author talks, and I’m really looking forward to chatting to folks about my experiences with writing, dispense some hard-won advice, and generally chat about word-wrangling.

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If you find yourself in the neighbourhood, drop by and say gudday!

Author Appearances in December

Heya folks,

A quick update about some upcoming appearances:

14th December, 1pm - BOOK SIGNING

Come along to Collins Booksellers, Edwardstown. I’ll be there signing copies of my new book EVERYTHING IS A GRAVEYARD, and will most likely have some copies of the zombie-tastic QUIVER as well.

19th December, 9pm – RADIO

I’ll be making an appearance on The Show’s Christmas special, along with other guests they’ve had throughout the year. Tune into PBA-FM, 89.7fm, or stream the show via the following link:

http://www.users.on.net/~pbafm2/

Of launches and a pub full of rotters!

Wow, what a great weekend! Saturday started with the book launch for my new collection “EVERYTHING IS A GRAVEYARD”, which was great. Nice turn-out of locals at the SA Writers Centre, and the lovely Lisa Hannett did the honour of launching my book. She did an amazing job of analysing my stories and proved once more that she really REALLY knows her stuff. book_signingHere we see the author inserting the obligatory pun into his signature.

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 A fat stack of books with my name on the cover! Cool!

A few hours after the Adelaide launch, the Ticonderoga Publications road-show hit the airport, and we went straight over to Melbourne (via the Virgin Lounge – free food and everything!). We caught up with the lovely Angela Rega after her booklaunch (Her ”The Cobbler Mage” is an absolutely gorgeous book, BTW – marbling on the in-leaf pages and everything).

Sunday brought us to the the inaugural Melbourne Zombie Convention. The event was sold out, and 600 guests converged on the Royal Melbourne Hotel, decked out as zombies, zombie-hunters, and the occasional bemused “normal”.

Sold a bunch of books (both “Everything is a Graveyard” and my zombie novel “Quiver”), chatted to heaps of folks, caught up with many excellent writers and publishers, and even sat on a panel with other writers to talk all things undead in literature. Had an absolute ball, and even got quoted in The Age:

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/a-lively-day-for-the-undead-20131006-2v2ga.html

Many thanks to Russell B Farr and Liz Grzyb of Ticonderoga Publications for taking a leap of faith on my book, and for making this brilliant weekend happen. One very happy author, signing off.

michonne Michonne (excellent  Walking Dead cosplay) buys my books!

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 The bad-ass Ticonderoga crew. Most excellent publishers Russell Farr and Liz Grzyb, and yours truly.

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Some rotten bugger I bumped into.

Melbourne Zombie Convention – Panel Appearance

Hi folks! Not only will I be in attendance at the Melbourne Zombie Convention, but it will be my pleasure to appear on the following panel. I will be there alongside these bright sorts, talking all things zombie and literature related.

3:30pm – 4:00pm Zombie Literature Discussion Panel hosted by Australian Horror Writer’s Association Geoff Brown featuring Sue Edge, Chuck McKenzie, Rob Hood, Paul Mannering and Jason Fischer.

When not holding forth, I’ll be found in the dealer’s room or in the nearby vicinity. I’ll be there with Russell B Farr signing copies of my zombietastic collection “Everything is a Graveyard”. Also, the survival-oriented Chuck McKenzie will be selling copies of my novel “Quiver” over at the Notions Unlimited table.

Melbourne Zombie Convention

The Melbourne Zombie Convention is imminent! I shall be in attendance, signing copies of “Everything is a Graveyard” and no doubt chatting to many awesome folks. If you are shambling along to this event, make sure to stop by and say hello!

More information on the Melbourne Zombie Convention can be found here, it looks like a truly excellent event:

http://www.zombiehire.com/mzc/index.php?pageid=6

 

Upcoming Appearances

Hey folks,

Some fun times ahead! Tomorrow I shall be at the Salisbury Writers Festival, appearing on a panel to talk about “Speculative Fiction Unleashed” with fellow ink-scribblers Sean Williams and Tony Shillitoe. Panel is at 12:50pm at the John Harvey Gallery (more details here: http://www.salisbury.sa.gov.au/Our_City/Arts_and_Culture/Salisbury_Writers_Festival/Writers_Forum)

Next Thursday night (29th August) from 9 pm, I shall be appearing on community radio station PBA-FM 89.7. Presenters Alexis and Pete have invited me as a guest of The Show. They’ll be running a zombie/literature themed program, and it will be my great pleasure to come along and talk all things zombie and writing related. More information on PBA-FM can be found via this link:

http://www.users.on.net/~pbafm2/

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