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

Peopling the Apocalypse

My second novel, Faerie Apocalypse, is coming out in November. It’s a ‘literary fantasy’ novel about the corruption of fairy land at the hands of a handful of mortal adventurers. It’s a bleak and unorthodox book and, while I don’t want to ruin it by explaining it, I feel like I need to set some expectations for my readers, because this is not really like my other published work. I think by now it should be pretty clear that my tastes in characters run to antiheroes, villains and monsters, and this is certainly true in Faerie Apocalypse. You can see...

Ed

I have just learned that my good friend Ed Siemienkowicz has passed away from pancreatic cancer. I’ve known Ed for about 12 years; ever since the first time I went to SPX. Since then I’ve been privileged enough to hang out with him in Orlando, Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney, and Washington DC. Last time I saw him in the flesh was, appropriately enough, at SPX in 2013. Ed was a talented artist, writer, and designer, and a magnetic web personality who many of you will remember as the anchor of the very popular Star Wars podcast, Voice of the Republic. When...