Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter is a British-Australian author who writes horror, supernatural thrillers, and dark fantasy, liberally mixed with crime and noir. He rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, with his wife, son, dog, two lunatic cats, several tropical fish, and a lizard called Fifi. Read extracts from his novels, a novella, and short stories at his website – – or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter and Facebook, and feel free to tell him what you think. About anything. Alan’s novels include the urban horror novel, Devouring Dark (Grey Matter Press), the urban horror noir novel, Hidden City (Gryphonwood Press), the dark supernatural thriller trilogy, Bound, Obsidian and Abduction (The Alex Caine Series, HarperVoyager/Gryphonwood), and the dark supernatural duology, RealmShift and MageSign (The Balance 1 and 2, Gryphonwood Press). He has also writes novellas including the supernatural noir, Manifest Recall (Grey Matter Press), the cosmic horror noir, The Book Club (PS Publishing), a sci-fi/noir novella, Ghost of the Black, and a gonzo Ozploitation creature feature novella called The Roo. As well as long fiction, Alan has had more than 80 short fiction publications in magazines and anthologies throughout the world. His work has been translated into French, Spanish, German, and Japanese. His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Postscripts, and Midnight Echo, among many others, and more than two dozen anthologies, including the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror on several occasions. Alan’s award-winning first volume of collected short fiction, Crow Shine, was published by Ticonderoga Publications in 2016, and a second volume of collected short fiction, Served Cold, was published by Grey Matter Press in 2019. Alan also collaborates with US action/adventure bestselling author, David Wood. Together they have co-authored the horror novel, Dark Rite, the action adventure series, the Jake Crowley Adventures, (Sanctum, Blood Codex, Anubis Key, and Revenant), and the Sam Aston Investigations giant monster thrillers, Primordial and Overlord. Alan has also written narrative arcs and dialogue for video games, and a variety of non-fiction, including the writer’s guide to fight scenes, Write the Fight Right.

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