We're pleased to confirm that in 2013 we'll be publishing a collection of novellas by Kim Wilkins, titled The Year of Ancient Ghosts. We'll release more details formally in January 2012, but you can read what Kim Wilkins has to say here: http://fantasticthoughts.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/the-year-of-ancient-ghosts/
The hefty volume published by Ticonderoga Books assembles thirty-three stories where diversity is the main feature. Some tales have a distinct Aussie taste in terms of location and local sub-culture, which contributes to shed a new light on vampires, their habits and their personalities.
You can read the full review at http://www.sfsite.com/12a/dr357.htm
This book tickled me in so many ways. It's imaginative, well-written, fearless. Yes, fearless - this is a book which doesn't give a hillbilly rat's tail dipped in bourbon whether you like it or not.
You can read the full review here.
Woke up delighted to hear that Kaaron Warren's magnificent collection Dead Sea Fruit has been shortlisted for the Fiction category of the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards. The winner will be announced 14 December. Good Luck Kaaron!
Kaaron Warren's Dead Sea Fruit has been listed as one of the Phillipines Online Chronicle's All Hallow's Eve Reads. Warren's collection is listed among works by Margo Lanagan and Joe Hill. The full list is at http://www.thepoc.net/thepoc-features/metakritiko/metakritiko-opinions/13943-all-hallows-eve-reads-international-edition-.html
Heather Royston at She Never Slept reviews More Scary Kisses and scores it 4 out of 5.
"I’ve been looking forward to reading “More Scary Kisses” since I finished the first volume awhile back and I’d been saving it for awhile. I finally got to crack it recently and was quite excited at what goodies it would hold. The introduction only fueled my excitement."
You can read the full review here http://sheneverslept.com/newsandreviews/archives/7215
The limited hardcover edition of Sara Douglass's collection, The Hall of Lost Footsteps, has sold out. We'd like to thank everyone for their support of this edition. For those who have ordered this title through us, we anticipate shipping in early November.
The regular hardcover (unsigned) and tradepaperback edition are still available for pre-order through www.indiebooksonline.com
Correction: This article previously stated that the limited edition may be available through Ellison Hawker bookshop in Hobart. We are now advised that they have sold out of this edition, too, but will be stocking the trade edition.
Lucy Sussex, fabulous writer of the PW-starred collection Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies, will bee appearing at the second SheKilda - the Australian Crime Writers Convention, from 7-9 October. There will be some awesome stuff happening here, so if you're in Melbourne, check it out! http://www.shekilda.com.au/
Sara Warneke, who wrote under the pseudonym Sara Douglass, lost her battle with cancer this morning, 27 September.
We're deeply saddened at this loss, and poorer that she is no longer with us. We are also richer for the time we had with her.
One of the first things Sara said, when we approached her about collecting her short stories, was that she probably wouldn't be here to see the book published. Sadly she was right. We were able to give her an advanced reading copy a couple of weeks ago.
Farewell Ms Douglass.