Australian small publisher Dark Prints Press released the author line-up for its upcoming anthology "A Killer Among Demons" and although I knew I was going to have a story within its pages, I never knew I was going to be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Stephen M. Irwin, Angela Slatter or William Meikle - to name a few!
A Killer Among Demons is a supernatural crime themed anthology and is scheduled for release in paperback and e-book formats in April 2013.
My story, "A Matter of Perception", without giving too much away, poses the notion of crimes being investigated by magicians rather than police officers. It's dark, grisly stuff and I can't wait to see it in print.
Here's the line up (snagged from DPP's blog):
Alan Baxter – The Beat of a Pale Wing
Greg Chapman – A Matter of Perception
S J Dawson – The Tape
Marilyn Fountain – The Intruder
Stephen M Irwin – 24/7
Chris Large – New York, New York
William Meikle – Truth Decay
Madhvi Ramani – Angel’s Town
Stephen D. Rogers – Grievance Visitation
Angela Slatter – Cuckoo
Let's look at some of these authors a bit more closely:
Stephen M. Irwin is the author of the fantastic supernatural thrillers The Dead Path and The Broken Ones. I had the pleasure of meeting Steve in Brisbane last year and I feel very privileged to be sharing space with him in this anthology.
Another highly regarded Aussie author, Angela Slatter, very recently won a British Fantasy Award for her short story "The Coffin Maker's Daughter" - the first Australian to do so! Alan Baxter, a Brit who now resides in New South Wales, is also making a name for himself in the horror and sci-fi field, with a growing list of short stories and tales like The Darkest Shade of Grey.
Scottish-born author William Meikle is a a bit of a phenomenon in speculative fiction, with a broad range of published novels and novellas, including new Arthur Conan Doyle Estate-authorised Sherlock Holmes tales.
And with the acclaimed artist Vincent Chong set to provide the cover artwork for this tome, A Killer Among Demons will really be worth the wait!
Incidentally, Dark Prints Press is the publisher of my e-novella Vaudeville, which you can buy direct from their site HERE