Upcoming events – October and November

If you’re looking for something to do at Halloween, the Continuum Convention folks are holding a fundraising quiz night. I’ll be MCing the event! It’s on Saturday 30 October from 8-10pm at the Brian Boru Function Room at the Celtic Club at 316/320 Queen St, Melbourne. Full details are on their Facebook Event Page.

I will also be in Perth from 6-16th November as the result of a spontaneous decision to visit a friend. I know it’s short notice, but I am available for speaking engagements (for a reasonable fee). If you know of a library, club or school who would be interested, you can find out more about the three talks I give and my rates at my website.

Keep an eye out here at at my Facebook page for the confirmed Perth engagements in case you’d like to come along to a talk!

The Truth About Brains

Best New Zombie Tales vol 2My short zombie story, The Truth About Brains, is now available!! It was published in the Canadian zombie anthology, Best New Zombie Tales (volume 2), edited by James Roy Daley.

This is the story that begins:

“My little brother Dylan is dead, but that doesn’t stop him from being a pest. He still follows me everywhere, and Mum still makes me take him with me when I go to the shops.  It wouldn’t be so bad, except he’s always trying to bite people. He tried to bite me the first few days, but I hit him across the nose with a rolled up newspaper and he gave it up.”

Those of you who came to my reading of the story at Continuum 5 know what the truth about brains really is, but the rest of you can find out by picking up the anthology as a paperback or a Kindle book from Amazon.com:

Best New Zombie Tales (Vol. 2) (Paperback)

Best New Zombie Tales (vol. 2) (Kindle)

Best New Zombie Tales vol 1You can also, of course, get Volume One, jam packed full of entertaining stories of the undead:

Best New Zombie Tales (Vol. 1) (Paperback)

Best New Zombie Tales, Vol. 1 (Kindle)

Both books are also available as e-books at Smashwords!

And if any Australian booksellers out there want to stock either book, they are distributed via Ingram Content Group.

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