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Deborah Sheldon

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I'm an award-winning author from Melbourne, Australia. I write poems, short stories, novelettes, novellas and novels across the darker spectrum of horror, crime and noir.
My latest titles include the historical novella Man-Beast and the collection Liminal Spaces: Horror Stories.
My award-nominated titles include the novels Body Farm Z, Contrition and Devil Dragon; the novella Thylacines; and the collection Figments and Fragments: Dark Stories. My collection Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories won the Australian Shadows 'Best Collected Work' Award, was nominated for an Aurealis Award, and long-listed for a Bram Stoker.
My short fiction has appeared in many well-respected magazines, been shortlisted for numerous awards, and included in var
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Deborah Sheldon I'm so glad you enjoyed Contrition! Thanks for your wonderful review (I've posted it on my website). Regarding a sequel to Contrition, I envisaged the…moreI'm so glad you enjoyed Contrition! Thanks for your wonderful review (I've posted it on my website). Regarding a sequel to Contrition, I envisaged the story as a stand-alone, but if enough readers expressed an interest, I would certainly consider exploring the story further. I have a great fondness for the characters!(less)
Deborah Sheldon James, I'm so glad you enjoyed Devil Dragon! No, I don't have any plans for a sequel. I explored everything I wanted to with those characters, that mo…moreJames, I'm so glad you enjoyed Devil Dragon! No, I don't have any plans for a sequel. I explored everything I wanted to with those characters, that monster, and their situation. I often get asked by readers of Devil Dragon - as well as my other novels and novellas - if I would consider writing prequels, sequels and spin-offs, but to revisit stories risks ruining them. If you like Devil Dragon, you might like my other creature-feature titles.(less)
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Devil Dragon

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Man-Beast

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Thylacines

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Body Farm Z

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Ronnie and Rita

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My story "Across the White Desert" in ETHEREA MAGAZINE #11

Etherea Magazine is an Australian venture that showcases speculative fiction, with a heavy emphasis on sci-fi and fantasy.

Issue 11 includes my action-SF-horror short story "Across the White Desert", which was first published in Aurealis magazine in 2016.

Here's a link to more information aboutEtherea Magazine #11, which includes shots of the gorgeous artwork that accompanies each piece:
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Can I be frank? Reading this was like being stuck at a dinner table with a drunk, solipsistic uncle who insists on regaling you with anecdotes while he illustrates every single boring story with drawn-out, egotistical and pointless detail. Excruciati ...more
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"I'm sort of underwhelmed by The Tin Drum if I'm being completely honest. I've heard so much about this book and so much about Grass and his writing that I really expected pretty great things. I mean, the guy won the Nobel Prize for Literature - I'd a" Read more of this review »
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"The Tin Drum describes people in the free city of Danzig going about their everyday lives with all their faults and flaws exposed against a backdrop of the Hitler era, WWII, terror and atrocities. Most are German, some are Polish and a few are Jewish" Read more of this review »
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In this novella, I explored wrong choices and the consequences of atoning for those choices. This is perhaps my most morally ambiguous story. To those who decide to read it, I hope you like it.
Devil Dragon by Deborah Sheldon
"The fact that I love creature features brought me to this book. What keeps me reading and thrills me to no end is when I read something in the beginning of the story that brings hope for a good creature encounter, in this case it was the simple words" Read more of this review »
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The quality of writing is top-notch. (BTW I've got a story in this anthology, which I'm leaving out of my review.) Hats off to editor Eric Fomley for collating an absorbing, well-written and intense horror anthology about the sea. Hey, if you love pi ...more
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