Kyla Lee Ward

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Kyla Lee Ward is a Sydney-based creative who works in many modes. Her short story in Weirdbook #39 is a Bram Stoker Award nominee. August will see the release of The Macabre Modern and Other Morbidities, her second collection of dark and fantastic poetry after 2011's The Land of Bad Dreams. Her novel Prismatic (co-authored as Edwina Grey) won an Aurealis Award for Best Horror. Her short fiction has otherwise appeared in Ticonderoga Online, Shadowed Realms, Gothic.net and in the anthologies Gods, Memes and Monsters: a 21st century Bestiary and Hear Me Roar: Tales of Real Women and Unreal Worlds*, among others. Her work on RPGs including Demon: the Fallen saw her appear as a guest at the inaugural Gencon Australia. Her short film, 'Bad Recept ...more

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The Land of Bad Dreams

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Scary Kisses

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Stoked!

It is absolutely, 100% official - "And In Her Eyes the City Drowned", my short story from Weirdbook #39 is a Stoker nominee. That means, it passed from the Recommended Reading List to the Preliminary Ballot, and thence to the Final Ballot on which HWA members have now voted. I can only agree with the general consensus that the field is particularly strong this year.

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The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark
"Cairo, 1912 or so. There's a ghost in Tram Car 015, although Senior Agent Hamed is fairly certain it isn't a ghost. You see, the world has been opened to the land of the djinn since 1860 or so, and it's more likely that the troublemaker is some ki..." Read more of this review »
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Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter
Devouring Dark
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Imagine a game of speed chess with three players, where the board is London's grimy streets and all the pieces are black. That would be something like reading Alan Baxter's latest novel. There is a young man with a terrible secret. A woman who tends ...more
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Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter
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It Happened at the Ball by Sherwood Smith
It Happened at the Ball
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This self-confessed “feel good” anthology holds a great deal of charm. Also faeries, zeppelins, vampires, pirates, strange historical facts and literary theory. From a desperate graduate answering a strange job advertisement to a queen reflecting on ...more
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DARK MARY by Paolo Di Orazio
" It is an excellent book and I am saddened it did not make the final ballot. May all our projects prosper this year! "
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