Sunday, April 25, 2010

Praise for that which does not exist

So I have to milk any publicity I can get - you understand, of course. Recently, author Martin Livings posted a comment on his LiveJournal site after reading my crime thriller novel, 'Ryder's Block':

Ryder's Block, Craig Bezant - this one you won't find on any shelves. Yet. A work-in-progress by my mentee from the AHWA mentor program some years ago, I finally got around to reading the entire thing, and it was a hoot and a holler. Keep your eyes open for Craig, he'll be everywhere before you know what hit you.

Wow, that makes me shiver with pride. If only an agent or publisher were to read such a comment...

Thanks for the kind words, Martin. One more round of editing/polishing and I'll get that one out there.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Eclecticism E-zine News

Keep your Friday clear next week - Eclecticism E-zine Issue #12 will be out, with a theme of 'Obsession'.

And the Third Anniversary Issue (#13) is coming along nicely, too, with several award-winning Aussie horror writers lined up, as well as award-winning fantasy artist Vincent Chong! Can I get an award-winning hell yeah! More details soon...

Scott Sigler Interview - Read it NOW!

I recently had the privilege of interviewing US horror/thriller author Scott Sigler, who was the Guest of Honour at Perth's Swancon 2010.

You can read the extremely informative results as a two-part entry at HorrorScope:


Thanks again to everyone who helped make the interview possible. Enjoy!
I should also be reviewing Sigler's 'Ancestor' very soon.


Due to the insane (yet treasured) amount of free time spent on my writing/reviewing/editing/publishing ventures, I have made the decision to solely use this blog for such messages, as it has largely been anyway. Upon reading the last post, I would have really liked to have talked about my holiday to Malaysia and listed some inspirational points for writing discovered whilst there, but it would just be too much of a diversion from my other work. I recently returned from a trip to Melbourne with some solid aims/goals in mind. So, to clarify, this blog is for:

1) Writing news, advice, market news.
2) Review and Interview news, linked to my work with HorrorScope
3) Eclecticism E-zine news - everything about the e-zine I edit and publish
in particular
4) The publication of a print anthology of Eclecticism

Should you tune in, I will do my best to post a weekly or fortnightly note about the steps I take to publish this anthology. If you are interested in how this process works, it should be very informative - if you have questions about any of the steps, don't hesitate to ask.

Due to spamming, to post a comment you must type a code and I must approve your note. This is stop the ridiculous amount of adds about Viagra and so on. I'm too young for that now, stop telling me about it!