Monday, November 26, 2007

Writer wanted for collaborative project

Writer wanted to join myself and UK writer Mark Wagstaff on a
collaborative writing project.

The book is a crime/thriller (more thriller than crime) set in present-day London.

Participant will be required to write 25-30k, as well as critique other writers' work.

The participant will be writing mainly from the perspective of a North American character, so some knowledge of life in the US (as opposed to how the movies portray life in the US) would be an advantage.

Timeline: planning from now until December 31; writing from January 1 to March 31; polishing April 1 to June 30. Submitting to agents/publishers from June 1.

I know this is short notice, but this is due to a writer pulling out of the project. Their loss could be your gain!

More details available upon request. Please send samples of your writing (eg a short story) to

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The zombies are coming!

(Check out the non-blogger'd version of this pic here)

Robert N Stephenson's Zombies anthology is on its way - set for a December 1 release... just in time for a very zombie Christmas.

My local paper, Westside News, interviewed me this week, and we did a photo shoot out at Toowong Cemetery.

(I offered them the above pic, but they were worried about copyright issues, since the zombies are courtesy of The Zombie Diaries).

Zombies features my story "Dead Air" about a zombie outbreak on-board a 747 en route from LAX to Brisbane.

You can buy the anthology here.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

ZOMBIE07 designs: get 'em while they're hot!

Xavier Ricebury has given me permission to upload cc-licensed versions of his ZOMBIE07 designs -- there are two for t-shirts, and one for a bumper sticker (although the t-shirt ones can be repurposed for stickers, magnets, whatever really).

Get 'em while they're hot!

Friday, November 09, 2007

ZOMBIE07: My kind of party

HorrorScope reports that some wag has set up a lobby group to champion the rights of the undead (or, at least, sell a few t-shirts).

Xavier Ricebury, who I once teamed up with to write a book, says:

"I know I'm trying to sell stuff, but on the other hand it is a lighter angle on the election, it's a link between current affairs and horror tropes, and then there's the Romero-esque subtext - many would say most of the electorate are zombies."

Check out the full story at HorrorScope.