Here’s the cover for Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, edited by Deborah Sheldon, to be released 15 May 2023. Deb’s husband devised the cover’s concept, and the very talented Greg Chapman is the artist and designer.
Australia: the land where everything wants to kill you. A continent filled with some of the deadliest animals in the world. From creepy-crawlies to crocodiles, you’ll have plenty to fear in this anthology penned by Australian authors. Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite offers disturbing tales that range from the action-packed and visceral, through the historical and futuristic, to the phantasmagorical and supernatural. Prepare to confront your animal phobias… And perhaps develop some new ones.
The authors/short stories included in the anthology (in alphabetical order) are:
Geraldine Borella, ‘No Frills Holiday’
Tim Borella, ‘Nineteen Hours on Deep Creek Station’
Renee De Visser, ‘Twisted’
Anthony Ferguson, ‘Bait’
Jason Fischer, ‘Milk and Honey’
Fox Claret Hill, ‘The Best Omelette in Australia’
Robert Mammone, ‘The Seaside’
Ben Matthews, ‘Ixodes Holocyclus’
J.M. Merryt, ‘Myiasis’
Helena O’Connor, ‘Quoll Season’
Steven Paulsen, ‘The Warrigals’
Antoinette Rydyr, ‘Every Part of Her’
Deborah Sheldon, ‘Species Endangered’
Charles Spiteri, ‘A Pack Apart’
H.K. Stubbs, ‘Boyfriend Material’
Matt Tighe, ‘There are Things on Me’
Keith Williams, ‘Corvus’
Pauline Yates, ‘Hell Gully’
The anthology will be released, world-wide, on 15 May 2023.