Sinister Reads ~ It’s a Stoker kind of thing.

Hello and welcome to a special edition of Sinister Reads. We’ve put down the chainsaw, left the devil on hold, and postponed the clown massacre to bring you a special series of posts in support of our members currently being recommended for the annual Bram Stoker Awards – presented by Horror Writer’s Association (HWA).

The authors you will meet over the coming weeks have had their work recommended towards the Long Ballot, and are vying for a top ten spot to go on to the next round. On behalf of The Australian Horror Writer’s Association and the team here at Sinister Reads, we wish to congratulate all of our authors that have been recommended, and we wish you the very best in the lead up to the Stoker’s. We are proud to support you and the macabre you create, and we look forward to your fresh ink.

If you loved their work and would like to show your support, please leave a comment!


Recommended for Non-Fiction

Rocky Wood  ~  Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished

In the ficticious worlds we weave, where our creatures roam the corridors of our imagination, we surrender to the lies and mystery held within, not thinking about the people who may come along to dissect the fruit of our minds. One such man is Rocky Wood.

Rocky Head ShotBased in Melbourne, Rocky is one of the world’s leading experts on the works of Stephen King.  His Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished received a Stoker nomination in 2007. (We’d love to be able to tell you where you can buy this gem, but alas, both US and Australian editions have sold out!)  Rocky has been dedicated to documenting the facts about fiction through a variety of non-fiction sub-genres since 1978.

When asked what mischief project he was working on at the moment, Rocky was happy to tell us that he’s currently completing a graphic novel, The Great Storytellers of Horror, in conjunction with famed horror illustrator Glenn Chadbourne.

Best of luck Rocky!


P.S. We regret to announce that no Smurfs were harmed during the making of this post. We will try harder next time.

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