One week left – THE ART OF BEING HUMAN campaign

Well, I’m a little late posting this because goodness me, the campaign has been cracking along this weekend! I’ve got so much gratitude for every single person who has shared and linked to the Kickstarter, and of course to the 100+ awesome people who have put their money on the table. I can’t quite believe we’ve more than doubled our target this week, and we’re totally chasing down our first stretch goal to increase author payments. And we’ve still got seven days to do it!

A few days ago I shared a sneak preview of our cover design, by the very talented longtime FableCroft collaborator Amanda Rainey – today I’m delighted to make it public! I hope you love it as much as I do.

Don’t forget, the only way to get your hands on a physical copy of The Art of Being Human is via the crowdfunding campaign – there are discounted prices for multiple copies, too! Check it out here:


Pssst, want to see something cool? Get this IN YOUR FACE!

Check out the cover for In Your Face, designed by the ever-amazing Amanda Rainey!

It’s a little different to the version we first shared with our Pozible backers a while ago, but we think this suits the book perfectly.

We’re in the final throes of editing for the book, and on the downward track to publication – can’t wait to share this anthology with our readers!

In Your Face cover

Cover Reveal: The Rebirth of Rapunzel by Kate Forsyth

We were very happy to send the final files for our forthcoming publication, The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower by Kate Forsyth, off to the printer this evening, and would now like to share the beautiful cover with you. Kathleen Jennings has once again done an outstanding job in creating distinctive and unique design elements for a stunning cover!

Rapunzel Cover

The book will be launched at Contact in Brisbane on the Easter weekend, and will be available in hardcover and ebook. Keep an eye out for a promo giveaway soon!

We have some good news and we have some bad news…

The good news is that our wonderful designer Amanda Rainey has given us a peek at her draft for the cover of the forthcoming In Your Face anthology, and it is just as confronting and striking as we could have wished. Check it out!

​And now the bad news. Due to many reasons, some beyond our control, we’ve had to delay the release of In Your Face. We’re now aiming for an official launch at Continuum in Melbourne on the June long weekend. We want the book to be the best it can be, and know that the June release date will help make it be so. We thank our Pozible campaign backers again for their amazing support, and look forward to bringing the book to you all.

Dirk Flinthart’s STRIKING FIRE: cover reveal and TOC

We’re very excited to share the cover design for Dirk Flinthart’s forthcoming short story collection, Striking Fire. Designer Amanda Rainey has done a gorgeous job with it (as usual!) and we’re so pleased with the result!

Striking Fire cover-1


We can now also announce the final table of contents for the book, which will be launched on Saturday October 3, 2015, at Conflux in Canberra. It’s a cracker of a book!

the first martian (original to collection)

the flatmate from hell

the ballad of farther-on jones 

collateral damage

eschaton and coda

faith (original to collection)


fortitude valley station, 2.15am

a friend in the trade (original to collection)



no hard feelings (original to collection)

the fletcher test

the last word


tough (original to collection)


one night stand

gaslight a go go

parity check

night shift (original to collection)

Look, a book (cover)!

We’re almost ready to go to print on Guardian, Jo Anderton’s new novel, and we just got the final cover art through last night! I know Jo couldn’t wait to share it (she seems to like it…) and I’ve finally had a chance to pop it here as well!

Guardian cover
Original art by Dion Hamill, design by Amanda Rainey

Don’t forget, you can still pre-order Guardian for a special price and receive exclusive bonus Veiled Worlds content — more details here.

Sneak peek: cover art for Jo Anderton’s “Unbound”

Dion Hamill is an amazing artist. I say this every time I see a new piece he has done, and I said it again when the cover artwork for Jo Anderton’s third Veiled World novel, Unbound, turned up in my inbox. Here’s a sneak peek at a tiny bit of it…

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Isn’t it beautiful? And that’s just a small piece of the puzzle!

Unbound is available for pre-order in print and e-book, at a discounted price and with special bonus content for orders received prior to publication.

Print + international post $14.99 AUDEbook $7.99 AUD


The exclusive e-book will be sent to your Paypal email address in mobi, epub and PDF.

This PRE-ORDER pricing and bonus offer is available to readers all over the world, with no geographic restrictions. 

Photo used on ebook cover courtesy of Flickr user papalars and used under CC BY-ND 2.0