Sinister Reads chats to Alan Baxter about his exciting new book, Devouring Dark

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your latest story?

I’m an author of horror, often in the supernatural thriller and dark urban fantasy arena, and my latest book, DEVOURING DARK, is an urban horror novel set in London. It involves organized crime and supernatural assassins crossing paths in the most dangerous ways.

What inspired you to write this story?

I won an Australian Shadows Award for my short story, “Shadows of the Lonely Dead”, and I knew there was more to explore in the subject matter of that yarn. This novel is essentially a sequel to that story.

What’s the most important lesson you have learned about writing?

Never quit! That’s applies to reading, learning, practicing, submitting, revising. You have ot work your arse off and never quit.

What does the horror genre mean to you?


Who is your favourite author and why?

Probably Clive Barker – he’s been a bigger influence on my own writing than anyone else. I love the way he combines horror, fantasy and the weird, and that’s something I do in my work as well.

Where can people read/purchase your story/novel?

Wherever books are sold, all the online retailers, or order from your bookstore or library. If you want a signed copy, contact me through social media and we can make that happen. Anyone who buys a signed paperback from me will also get a limited edition enameled metal pin while stocks last. There will only ever be 500 of them!

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