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Australian Writers of the Weird

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Leigh Blackmore was the editor of "Terror Australis : the best of Australian horror" (Mass Market Paperback – 1993) which was an anthology. However, he has also edited a magazine of the same name and many newsletters.

He has contributed to anthologies, published weird poetry ("Spores from Sharnoth and Other Madnesses"), and plays in a band. Leigh's influence in writers groups and horror associations is significant.

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Garth Nix is best known for the "Abhorsen series" and the "Keys to the Kingdom Collection".

He lives in Sydney and his books have been international best sellers.
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Terry Dowling is the author of "Rynosseros" and also literary criticism on Harlan Ellison.

His work can be challenging, and he has won critical acclaim.
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Alan Baxter is the author of the dark supernatural thriller trilogy, "Bound", "Obsidian" and "Abduction" also known as "The Alex Caine Series"; and the dark supernatural duology, "RealmShift" and "MageSign". Alan has also had short fiction publications in journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK and France.
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Stephen Herczeg is a writer and screen writer. He has contributed to a number of anthologies, including "Trickster's Treats" and "The Body Horror Book". He also writes new "Sherlock Holmes" stories.
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"OZ Horror Steve" is not to be confused with the american comic book illustrator Steve Dillon. Steve is active in the Melbourne Horror Association, and created "The Refuge" shared universe for writers. He has his own imprint "Things in the Well" that publishes works by a number of writers.

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Keri Arthur is the author of the New York Times bestselling "Riley Jenson Guardian series", so it is a surprise to read that she actually lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Keri writes Urban fantasy, dark fantasy and paranormal romance.
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O.N. Stefan writes thrillers that are "almost spooky" according to reviewers. "The Deadly Caress" is her first Amanda Blake mystery.
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Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer is a Lovecraft scholar and critic. She has had science fiction poetry published in "The Mentor", a fanzine edited by Ron L. Clarke, and has written a vampire/shifter series, commencing with "Mystic Evermore" for young adults.

(Some of Cecelia's writing is not 'weird' as she also writes romance.)
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This mystery figure appears to have changed his name legally to adopt his idol H.P. Lovecraft as his "father".

Charles Danny Lovecraft is an editor, publisher with imprint "P'rea Press" and poet who has been selected for several anthologies.

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Author of the "Arcane Awakenings" and "Lost Reaper" young adult series.
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"Weird" literature follows the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft, who coined the term in his amateur journalism publications. Authors interpret the "Weird" different ways, ranging from horror to Science Fiction, but it is all that little bit different...

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