Book Deal: Fiction Collection by Deborah Sheldon

IFWG Publishing is delighted to announce the acquisition of a collection of short fiction by Deborah Sheldon, titled Liminal Spaces – Horror Stories. “This is a wonderful collection of Sheldon’s short fiction,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “mixing her recent successful stories in journals, along with original material. We have invested in her short fiction for some time, with the publication of Perfect Little Stitches and Others Stories and Figments and Fragments, and this new title will continue our comprehensive collection of the best of Sheldon’s horror writing career.”

DEBORAH SHELDON is an award-winning author from Melbourne, Australia. She writes short stories, novellas and novels across the darker spectrum of horror, crime and noir. Her award-nominated titles include the novels Body Farm ZContrition and Devil Dragon; the novella Thylacines; and collection Figments and Fragments: Dark Stories. She won the Australian Shadows ‘Best Collected Work’ Award for Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories, which was also long-listed for a Bram Stoker. As editor of Midnight Echo 14, she won the Australian Shadows ‘Best Edited Work’ Award. Her short fiction has been nominated for various Australian Shadows and Aurealis Awards, and included in ‘best of’ anthologies. Other credits include feature articles, non-fiction books, TV scripts and award-winning medical writing. http://deborahsheldon.wordpress.com

Liminal Spaces – Horror Stories will be released in 2022.

Cover Reveal: Slights by Kaaron Warren

It is with great pleasure that we reveal the front cover art and design of the upcoming reprint, Slights, by Kaaron Warren. Great work by Vince Haig, who has been commissioned to add continuity to IFWG’s catalogue of upcoming books by Warren, including Mistification and Walking the Tree (both released in 2021).

Slights will be released world-wide in ebook format from 15 November 2020, and in print format 8 February 2021.

Preorders for the print version is now open.

New Release: The Crying Forest by Venero Armanno

IFWG Publishing Australia is over the moon to announce the release (2 November 2020) of Venero Armanno’s latest novel, The Crying Forest in Australia, New Zealand, UK and Europe. The novel will be released through our International Imprint in North America through IPG on 1st February 2021.

“We feel privileged to have Armanno’s wonderful novel in our catalogue,” said IFWG’s Managing Director, Gerry Huntman, “as he has an amazing track record internationally with his fiction, including winning the Queensland Premier’s Award. Aside from his credentials, The Crying Forest is an outstanding mix of dark supernatural fiction with crime and thriller elements, and paints a vivid setting in Brisbane and surrounding areas, overlaid with European witchcraft. We view this as one of our flagship titles for 2020/21, and certainly in the dark fiction field.”

Agata Rosso, a once-mighty yet now prematurely aged European witch, believes that the special gifts in a young girl named Lía Munro can restore youth and vitality both to herself and her bedridden husband. She sets a deadly plan in motion to capture and use Lía-but will the girl have enough power to protect herself, plus the father she loves so much?

The Crying Forest is available at all good bricks and mortar and online book stores outside North America, in ebook and print formats. IFWG titles are distributed through Novella in Australia and Gazelle in UK/Europe.

Cover Reveal: Gathering the Strands by Cary J Lenehan

IFWG Publishing is pleased to reveal the cover for Cary J Lenehan’s fifth instalment in his epic fantasy Warriors of Vhast series, Gathering the Strands. Artwork and design by UK-based Catherine Archer-Wills.

“We love the cover art and design for this volume in the series,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and especially with a non-combative scene, depicting one of the series’ long-standing characters in a professional setting. The quality of Archer-Wills’ work is outstanding, and captures the vivid world that Lenehan has created.”

Gathering the Strands will be published world-wide on the 1st March 2021. Preorders will be offered in January 2021.

Dracula Unfanged: Anthology Announcement & TOC Reveal

Sample art by commissioned cover artist, Dave Elsey

Christopher Sequeira’s New ‘Parallel Universe’ Dracula Anthology For IFWG Publishing Includes Dacre Stoker, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Steve Rasnic Tem, Nancy Holder, Jim Krueger, And Many More Masters Of Horror!

New ‘Imagine That’ anthology, “DRACULA UNFANGED” edited by Christopher Sequeira, to Feature Dacre Stoker, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Steve Rasnic Tem, Nancy Holder, Jim Krueger, Will Murray, Leslie Klinger, Rafe McGregor, Lee Murray, Jason Franks and several others! With a cover by Dave Elsey (of the BBC Moffat-Gatiss-Claes Bang DRACULA series)!

Following the success of IFWG’s SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DOCTOR WAS NOT (SH&DWN), wherein editor Christopher Sequeira conceived of a set up for tales of Holmes across various multi-versal incarnations where his best friend and biographer was a doctor, but just not Watson (instead being Dr Jekyll, or Doc Holliday, or Dr Nikola, etc., etc) Sequeira now returns with another ‘Imagine That…’ title in what is planned as a series for IFWG. This time readers are asked to Imagine That Dracula had never been a vampire, but was still a horrifying immortal menace to humanity! 

Many of the same writers who were in SH&DWN are back, but are joined by some names very well known to fans of the highest calibre in the craft of horror prose. The full line-up of authors is:-

  • DACRE STOKER AND LEVERETT BUTTS
  • RAMSEY CAMPBELL
  • PHILIP CORNELL
  • JULIE DITRICH
  • RON FORTIER
  • CHRISTOPHER FOWLER
  • JASON FRANKS
  • NANCY HOLDER
  • JIM KRUEGER
  • BRAD MENGEL
  • LEE MURRAY
  • WILL MURRAY
  • ALAN PHILIPSON
  • CHRIS RYALL
  • ANDREW SALMON
  • J. SCHERPENHUIZEN
  • CHRISTOPHER SEQUEIRA
  • STEVE RASNIC TEM
  • I. A. WATSON

The book will have an Introduction by famed Dracula, Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft scholar, LESLIE KLINGER, and an afterword by Dracula and vampire expert, ROBERT EIGHTEEN-BISANG.

The cover will be by Oscar-winner DAVE ELSEY and frontispiece and end-piece interior illustrations will be by VICKY ADAMS.

International publication is planned for late 2021.

Cover Reveal: Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract, by Rebecca Fraser

IFWG is very pleased to reveal the front cover of Rebecca Fraser‘s upcoming collection of dark short fiction and poetry, Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract. The cover art and design is by the incomparable Greg Chapman, who has worked with IFWG in past projects (as has Rebecca).

A surfer who becomes horrifyingly one with the sea. A new mother’s devastating search for belonging. A stone gargoyle with a violent history. A fisher boy who discovers the real cost of forbidden love. A farmer whose delight at drought-breaking rain quickly turns to terror. A hedonistic rock star who manifests double trouble. A young girl’s chilling sacrifice for justice. A dirty ex-cop with a dirtier secret. An unscrupulous mayor’s solution to rid her city of the homeless…

These are just some of the characters you’ll meet in this collection of dark offerings.

From the harsh terrain of the Outback, to the depths of the Pacific Ocean, the wilds of Tasmania, dystopian futures, enchanted lands, and the familiarity of suburbia, Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract takes readers on a journey into unsettling, unforgiving, and unforgettable territory.

Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract will be released worldwide on 15th April 2021. Preorders will be offered in the new year.