Saturday, June 26, 2010

An interview with Stuart MacBride

Recently I had the privilege to interview crime/thriller author Stuart MacBride (yes, the King of Tartan Noir) for the second time. It's always a treat because he's very passionate about his writing. This time round, we discussed his new Logan McRae novel, 'Dark Blood', his future crime thriller, 'Halfhead', and assorted writing advice. You can read it via HorrorScope. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Announcing the arrival of a new small press publisher, co-founded by yours truly!

Shining a light on dark fiction

Dark Prints Press is a brand new Australian independent publisher who aims to publish works of dark fiction (encompassing crime, thriller, speculative fiction (horror, dark fantasy) and dark comedy). Its initial focus is on an adult market, with the desire to also venture into the young adult market in the future.

The small press is a partnership between West Australians Avril and Craig Bezant, who aim to provide another, much-needed avenue for a range of printed fiction, including short story collections, novellas, and novels. Their publications will range from lavish trade paperback editions to small, pulpy works, depending on the relevance to the story and its genre. Digital publications (e-books) of the publisher's list are forecasted in the future.

The first publication for Dark Prints Press will be an anthology of the best stories from the online magazine Eclecticism E-zine, an e-zine that has been shortlisted for 2 awards, is archived in the National Library of Australia, and has established a dedicated readership and subscription list over the past 3 years. The anthology is titled ‘An Eclectic Slice of Life', available for pre-order from 06/06/2010 via the website. Read more about this exciting new venture at: