eBook Preorders: The Grief Hole by Kaaron Warren

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Preorder channels are now open for the ebook formats of Kaaron Warren’s upcoming masterpiece, The Grief Hole. Available channels are as follows:

Amazon Kindle
Apple iBook
Barnes and Noble
Kobo

Books will be downloadable from 26 to 27th August 2016, depending on your geography.

Of course, if you want to preorder the more tangible trade paperback or clothbound editions, click here – you won’t be disappointed as Keely Van Order’s illustrations truly jump from the pages.

Finally, if you are interested in preordering the signed limited edition clothbound version of The Grief Hole, stay tuned for an announcement very soon – you will also be given the option for preordering the hardcover artist’s portfolio related to the project – something special indeed.


There are many grief holes.

There’s the grief hole you fall into when a loved one dies.

There’s another grief hole in all of us; small or large, it determines how much we want to live.

And there are the places, the physical grief holes, which attract suicides to their centre.

Sol Evictus, a powerful, charismatic singer, sends a young artist into The Grief Hole to capture the faces of the teenagers dying there. When she inevitably dies herself, her cousin Theresa resolves to stop this man so many love.

Theresa sees ghosts; she knows how you’ll die by the spirits haunting you. If you’ll drown, she’ll see drowned people. Most often she sees battered women, because she works to find emergency housing for abused women.

She sees no ghosts around Sol Evictus but she doesn’t let that stop her. Her passion to help, to be a saint, drives her to find a way to destroy him.


 “It takes a writer of Kaaron Warren’s talent and imagination to unflinchingly convey the horrors of the real world. The Grief Hole is one of the most effective and affecting ghost stories I’ve ever read.”

– Jeffrey Ford, multiple international award-winning fantasy author

Print Preorders: The Grief Hole by Kaaron Warren

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Kaaron Warren’s masterpiece of dark fantasy and horror, The Grief Hole, will be released and launched on 27 August 2016 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). IFWG Publishing Australia had offered preorders for both the Trade Paperback and Cloth Bound versions.

Trade Paperback offer has expired wef 20 September 2016 Australian Eastern Standard Time. Orders can be made from release day – 27th September 2016 Australian Eastern Standard Time.The Cloth Bound offer has expired wef COB 20th August 2016 Australian Eastern Standard Time. Orders can be made from 27th August 2016 Australian Eastern Standard Time.


There are many grief holes.

There’s the grief hole you fall into when a loved one dies.

There’s another grief hole in all of us; small or large, it determines how much we want to live.

And there are the places, the physical grief holes, which attract suicides to their centre.

Sol Evictus, a powerful, charismatic singer, sends a young artist into The Grief Hole to capture the faces of the teenagers dying there. When she inevitably dies herself, her cousin Theresa resolves to stop this man so many love.

Theresa sees ghosts; she knows how you’ll die by the spirits haunting you. If you’ll drown, she’ll see drowned people. Most often she sees battered women, because she works to find emergency housing for abused women.

She sees no ghosts around Sol Evictus but she doesn’t let that stop her. Her passion to help, to be a saint, drives her to find a way to destroy him.


 “It takes a writer of Kaaron Warren’s talent and imagination to unflinchingly convey the horrors of the real world. The Grief Hole is one of the most effective and affecting ghost stories I’ve ever read.”

– Jeffrey Ford, multiple international award-winning fantasy author

Read the first review of The Grief Hole by Ginger Nuts of Horror.

News: Successful Official Sydney Launch of Peripheral Visions

Sydney’s official launch of Robert Hood’s definitive ghost collection, Peripheral Visions, was held on Thursday evening 16 July 2015 with a great turnout at Kinokuniya Bookshop on George Street. It was slickly supported by the excellent staff and owner of the bookshop, nibbles and drinks abounded, and Garth Nix did a fantastic job introducing Robert and Nick Stathopoulos, the great illustrator of the cloth bound edition. The bookstore staff set up a screen and an upgraded version of the Peripheral Visions book trailer ran on a continuous loop in the background, and that impressed all who attended. They even had two door prizes which comprised of (to quote Robert), “Minion carry-bags, each with a copy of Daikaiju! 3, a packet of jelly dinosaurs, and a skull shotglass… yes, you heard right…” All in all it was a great success, including the signing of a heap of books and a convivial atmosphere.

Robert’s description of the event says it all:

It was a terrific night in every way, and one the publisher, IFWG Australia, its Managing Director and Chief Editor Gerry Huntman and Marketing Officer Stephen McCracken should be very happy about, seeing the book they put a lot of faith and effort into being greeted with such good-will, enthusiasm and classiness. The staff of Kinokuniya were accommodating and endlessly helpful, the set-up was fab, and the audience a wonderful mob of well-wishers — great people. I thank you all for braving the weather and Sydney traffic to get there — and then for so many of you buying the book. I hope you enjoyed the night and will, given time to read those 823 pages, enjoy the book!

Special thanks to Garth Nix, who did a great job of introducing the book and sending it into the world in style; to Nick Stathopoulos, who had the good taste to agree to illustrate the book and the skill and artistry to produce such spectacularly fine work to make it look so special; and the fantastic Catriona Sparks, without whom the event would not have gone nearly so well. Cat organised both the catering (which was superb) and me (who can be rather vague, forgetful and disorganised — it’s just one of the many reasons I love you so much. You’re the best, Cat!)

Finally, thanks again to IFWG Australia Publishing for all their effort and support, and for producing such an excellent book — one I am very proud of.

Once again, thanks to all!

And thank you, Robert, for accepting our offer to publishing your amazing and comprehensive collection of work, and Nick Stathopoulos for accepting the commission for his outstanding cover and internal artwork. We echo Robert’s nod to Garth Nix, Cat Sparks and the staff and owner of Kinokuniya in Sydney, who helped make the official launch a great success.

Kinokuniya can be contacted via their website, www.kinokuniya.com.au.

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 Below are a sample of photographs taken at the event (permission granted from Catriona Sparks).

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Robert Hood, Nick Stathopoulos and Garth Nix

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Book Signing

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Robert Hood To Sign Peripheral Visions In Sydney

Multi-award winning writer Robert Hood will sign his definitive collection at leading Sydney bookstore, Kinokuniya.

PERIPHERAL VISIONS is a unique reference collection that includes all of Robert Hood’s 44 ghost stories to date, three of them especially written for this volume.

Kinokuniya (Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000) will host the signing on the 16th of July at 6:30pm.

Garth Nix, one of Australia’s greatest fantasy authors, will introduce Robert and special guest Nick Stathopolous, who will both talk about their work related to the book. Both Robert and Nick will be available for signings afterwards with copies of both the premium hard cover edition and the trade paperback in store for purchase.

Robert Hood has been called everything from “a brilliant fantasist” (Jack Dann) to “Aussie horror’s wicked godfather” (Black Magazine). He is a highly respected, award winning author, considered by many to be one of Australia’s grand masters of horror and weird fiction. In a career that spans 40 years, he has published speculative fiction of all kinds—including most notably this collection of 44 short stories that feature ghosts, hauntings, and spectral horrors. Further information on his work can be found at: www.roberthood.net and www.roberthoodwriter.com.

The cover is a wonderful piece of art by Multi Archibald Prize and 2015 BP Portrait Prize finalist, Nick Stathopoulos, and the hard cover edition has more of Nick’s original work for each section of the book.

Robert and Nick can be contacted through the publisher, IFWG Publishing Australia (ifwg@ifwgpublishing.com).

Kinokuniya can be contacted via their website, www.kinokuniya.com.au.

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Sneak Peek: Internal artwork of Peripheral Visions by Nick Stathopoulos (6)

With pleasure we reveal the sixth (and last) sneak peek post related to Nick Stathopoulos’ collaboration with us for Robert Hood’s reference collection of ghost stories, Peripheral Visions. Sorry, we aren’t revealing the seventh illustration – the frontispiece, because those who are purchasing the hardcover need a surprise treat. And treat it is!

For those of you who have just joined us, we decided to have an illustration for each of the six sections of the hardcover version, including the signed, limited edition, and they have turned out spectacular. We have been sharing them with the public over the last several weeks, and this is the last of them.

This illustration is for the section titled ‘Haunted Realities’. This is one of the more interesting sections of Robert Hood’s book because it catches the ghost tale within the context of a reality gone astray.

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The best way to get to see this, and all the other internal illustrations, is to own them in high resolution black and white format in the hardcover edition, coming out in April. If you pre-order now, you won’t be disappointed, as you will also get a heap of bonus material, including a Nick Stathopoulos designed signature block. The one-volume ebook edition will also contain these images.

Stay tuned – soon we will announce a final bonus for limited edition buyers.

Sneak Peek: Internal artwork of Peripheral Visions by Nick Stathopoulos (5)

Again with pleasure we reveal the fifth (and second last) sneak peek post related to Nick Stathopoulos’ collaboration with us for Robert Hood’s reference collection of ghost stories, Peripheral Visions.

For those of you who have just joined us, we have decided to have an illustration for each of the six sections of the hardcover version, including the signed, limited edition, and it is shaping up to be spectacular. We have been sharing them with the public over the last several weeks.

This illustration is for the section titled ‘Haunted Places’. Certainly a location worth avoiding…

Internal Illustration - Places

The best way to get to see this, and all the other internal illustrations, is to own them in high resolution format in the hardcover edition, coming out in April. If you pre-order now, you won’t be disappointed, as you will also get a heap of bonus material, including a Nick Stathopoulos designed signature block. The one-volume ebook edition will also contain these images.

Stay tuned – in about a week we will reveal the last of the section illustrations.