Cthulhu: Deep Down Under out now!

It has come to pass, dear fiends. Cthulhu Deep Down Under volume 1, which includes my story “Darkness Beyond”, is now available. “Darkness Beyond” is the story of a bushranger who learns that the worst torments of Port Arthur prison are psychological. Also, shoggoths. A dozen stories featuring H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, set in Australia and written by Australian writers, with an introduction by Ramsey Campbell. Fthagn Cthulhu.   FacebookTwitterTumblrEmail


Here it is, folks. The cover for my second novel, FAERIE APOCALYPSE, available January 15th 2018 from IFWG Australia. Over the centuries the Faerie Realms have drifted away from the mortal world. But for some, the Doors will open. For some, there is a Way to travel there, if they want it badly enough. If they dream it hard enough. In this era, only lovers, poets, and madmen can access the Realms of the Land–and for good reason. A succession of mortals travel to Faerie: a veteran seeking beauty; a magus seeking power; an urchin seeking his wayward father; an engineer seeking meaning. The mortals bring the horrors of our age to the Land,...

Bookstore Assault

Well, this is a rarity. I have work in three separate publications across three different genres coming to Australian bookstores between now and Christmas. First up, my short story “The Problem of the Biggest Man in Australia” in Sherlock Holmes: The Australian Casebook, in which Holmes and Watson travel to Hobart to investigate the death of Thomas Dewhurst Jennings, the biggest man in Australia. I believe this is in stores fist week of November, which is… next week. It’s a magnificent hardcover edition containing stories by many of Australia’s best crime writers. Each piece has a gorgeous illustration–mine is by...

Oz Comic Con Brisbane

Hey Brisbane! I will be a guest at Oz Comic Con this weekend. I will be signing and selling books at table 05 for most of the show.  On Sunday at 3pm I will be on a panel called “Breaking Into Comics The Aussie Way” with Shane W. Smith and Wolfgang Bylsma. Come by and have a chinwag. I’m happy to talk about anything: books, comics, Satan. If you’re interested in my upcoming Mechanics of Visual Storytelling webinar I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about that, too. See you this weekend! — JF   FacebookTwitterTumblrEmail