Somnus & the March Hare – Available as Ebook

A few years ago you might remember me posting about one of my first short fiction sales – Somnus and the March Hare.

Well, I finally released it as a stand-alone ebook and it’s available on Amazon (AU/US/UK/CA) for about $1 and other retailers if anyone wanted to check it out.

 

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Cover by the awesome Rebekah at VIVID COVERS

 

Michael cannot sleep and it’s ruining his life – but when the March Hare pops out of a picture book and offers to help him cut a deal with Somnus, the Roman God of Sleep, Michael has no choice but to accept.

A short story set in Australia for fans of magic-realism and contemporary fantasy.

Buy Direct Option (for fiction)

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Just a quick update to say that I’ve finally organised purchase links for my City of Masks site – so you can now buy signed paperbacks and ebooks directly from me!

All you have to do is visit a book’s page (via the images above) and choose between print (with either AU or international shipping) and ebook, using the PayPal ‘Buy Now’ buttons 🙂

The Bone Mask Trilogy – (e)Book 2 Has Landed

Snapping Turtle made this cool banner for the ebook release (which is right now :D) of my second novel in the Bone Mask Trilogy (The Lost Mask):
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And so I thought I’d try whip up something similar (but not as good) for the whole Trilogy as it stands so far and made this:

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Which was a lot of fun because I got to see the covers side-by-side – both created by the awesome Kerry Fox.

If anyone from the poetry world happens to be following the series, you can check out the opening chapters of The Lost Mask over at Amazon 🙂

E-book – Amazon (AU)
E-book – Amazon (US)
E-Book – Amazon (UK)

Pigeonholes & Zetetic – Submissions Open

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I wanted to mention two online publications poets & fiction writers should check out Pigeonholes and Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry.

Both are currently open for subs and you can visit the guidelines via the links above.zetetic

What I love about Zetetic is that they’re looking for unsual work so if you’ve got a piece that just hasn’t quite found a home in other journals, this might be the venue for you. And with Pigeonholes I was pretty thrilled to see this under a special call for subs:

SPECIAL CALL: 90s Mixtape
The end of September will mark the end of our third quarter, and we want to do something special. So, get out your old cassettes and scratched CDs, get nostalgic, and write us some fiction inspired by the bands and songs of the 90s. No literal interpretations of songs – we don’t want an angst-filled tale of woe for a song like “Motorcycle Drive By”, but a story about a steampunk cycle gang that guns down the wrong mark would catch our attention. Be creative. Use a favorite line, song title, or band name. A man who is blind in one of his three eyes, a champagne supernova setting, a tale about irony that isn’t ironic, flash about teen spirit. Don’t be afraid to get speculative! In addition to following our standard Fiction Guidelines below, submissions should include a brief explanation about what inspired the piece. This call is for fiction only, and only has enough room for 10 to 12 “tracks”, so make sure you send your best. Above all, entertain us.

So dig up memories of the 90s and see what you can do!

Christmas, 2015 & Reviews

2014 has been a big year in terms of writing & publishing (3 titles released this year!) and rough spots (especially health-wise – having a bit of back trouble of late) but squeezed in there has been a lot of fun too. Music, volleyball, great food – and I even managed to read a few books!

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I really did enjoy preparing The Fairy Wren for publication and having some great early reviews come in has been a relief. I think being the one upon which ultimate responsibility falls, for all aspects of quality control, adds more pressure but also more satisfaction to a work.

I’ve also been really happy with the way City of Masks has been received, so thank you to everyone who has read a copy!

In 2015 I hope to read the entire Tintin Series, publish a novella (Sea of Trees) and another novel (The Lost Mask), hopefully record a spoken word CD of poetry, finish writing Greatmask (Book 3 of the Bone Mask Trilogy) and announce a Book Pack Competition in January, details of which are to follow!

Have a great break and hope to see you here in 2015!

 

The Fairy Wren – Available in Print!

After some delay I’m thrilled to announce that The Fairy Wren is available for purchase!

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Here’s the blurb:

Paul Fischer is an emotionally distant bookseller who finds himself beaten down by his failing business, which transforms life in the Australian coastal town of Stony Bay into a daily struggle.

When he receives a strange phone call asking for help, from a woman who may or may not be his estranged wife Rachel, he is drawn into a mysterious search that threatens not only his livelihood, but long-buried dreams too.

 

Print only for now – but the ebook ought to be soon (just following up with distributor) and in the mean time you can check out part of chapter one over here and if you’re keen you can order a copy from the following places:

Amazon (US)
Barnes&Noble (US)
Amazon (UK)
Angus & Robertson (AU)
Fishpond (AU)
Bookworld (AU)

Or you can order a signed copy from me for $23 (inc postage) – just leave a comment if you want me to contact you, or shoot me an e-mail!

mountain0ash[at]gmail.com

 

I’ll be announcing the winner of the newsletter sign up tomorrow too!

 

Ten Books that Have Stayed with Me

Over at the CityofMasks blog I’ve just done a post on ’10 books that have stayed with me’ and it was a lot of fun, I recommend making one, it’s a nice alternative to a ‘best of’ list (which I also love!).

Looking over it now I’m noting that I read a lot of the ones which stayed with me as a teen, which is probably not a coincidence. Another factor is probably how many I’ve re-read!

Here’s the list if you’re curious 🙂 Love to know if you’ve read any and what you thought of them if you did!

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City of Masks Interview

WithcityofmasksHR the release of my first novel just around the corner I’m excited to share an interview where I ramble on about the book (City of Masks). Better yet, I get to answer some great questions from CJ Jessop, one of the awesome members of my Alchemy writing group. Check out her site here – and her top notch short story collection here!

And now for the interview itself, hope you enjoy it!