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Alan Baxter is a Ditmar Award-nominated British-Australian author. He writes horror, dark fantasy and sci-fi, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He is the author of the dark fantasy thriller novels, RealmShift and MageSign, co-authored the short horror novel, Dark Rite, with David Wood, and has around 50 short stories published in a variety of journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK and France, including the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror (twice – 2010 & 2012). In 2013, Alan won the Australian Horror Writers’ Association Short Story competition. Alan is represented by literary agent, Alex Adsett, of Alex Adsett Publishing Services. Read extracts from his novels, a novella and short...more


Saturday was a big day. I drove down to Canberra, took part in the Conflux Writer’s Day minicon, where I did a highspeed “Social Media for Authors” presentation, then went for a quick change of clothes in order to attend the Aurealis Awards ceremony. Nicole Murphy, who organised everything that day, did a truly amazing job. The writers day and awards ceremony were both superb. We caroused and d...

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Write The Fight Right
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Realmshift (The Balance, #1)
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MageSign (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 24, 2009 11:11PM
Description: This is my second novel, the sequel to RealmShift. You can get the first three chapters in full here.
RealmShift (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Here are the first three chapters of my debut novel, RealmShift.
A 'Verse Full of Scum (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 27, 2009 10:35PM
Description: A serial novella that I released weekly on my website last year. It's now complete and free to read.
Dark Shorts (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 27, 2009 10:34PM
Description: A selection of my short fiction

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I got this after watching, and loving, True Detective. I'm glad I did. This is a powerful and confronting story of dangerously flawed characters pushed to strange and trying limits. Superbly done.
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message 9: by Alan

Alan Baxter Thanks very much. I do my best. :)


Leticia Hi Al, I LOVE that people love your work so much. Was just reading reviews of Write the Fight Right: they all adore it. It's brilliant.

Now, I'm off to do some reading of my own. :)


Christine Hi Alan,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
http://www.shadowforestauthors.com
We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



Christine Hi Alan, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
Mariard Volume 2 Glass Pawns

Join shadow forest authors and help stop illiteracy worldwide.
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message 5: by Alan

Alan Baxter Hi Bradley

Warhammer novels? I used to play Warhammer FRPG and Battle years ago. :)


Bradley Oooo I like dark fantasy. Thank you for adding me. =)

http://www.cardshark.com/content/view...

Dreamsbane of Tamalor

and my dark fantasy fav:
Gotrek & Felix  The First Omnibus (Warhammer)


message 3: by Alan

Alan Baxter I've just added all the books of The Belgariad and The Mallorean, along with Belgarath The Sorcerer and Polgara The Sorceress to my shelves. It's terribly sad news to hear that David Eddings has died. These books are part of the reason I became an author.


Christine Hi from down under Alan, thanks for being a friend. I hope to hear more from you.
Blessings CJ
Mariard Volume 2 Glass Pawns


message 1: by Lisa

Lisa It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Alan!


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