Whilst in my day job I’m a copywriter, I’m a keen storyteller, too. This page lists fiction I’ve sold to various magazines and anthologies and my published books. If the publication is still for sale, there’s a link for you to follow and buy a copy.
After her parents are abducted, Lia just wants to keep her head down and stay out of trouble. But when her grandmother also vanishes, she’s forced to face up to her deepest fears and confront the power – and danger – locked into her destiny. The first episode in my new Urban Fantasy series set in the supernatural underbelly of the city of London.
Lia’s life has settled down. Until Joe Summers turns up asking her to help him with a case of missing girls. As they investigate, Lia and Joe discover they’re playing with forces darker and more dangerous than they could ever have imagined. The second episode in my new Urban Fantasy series set in the supernatural underbelly of the city of London.
A supernatural problem in a remote Cornish village seems to Lia like a good opportunity to take a vacation – as well as spend some time with Joe away from her grandmother’s ever-watchful eye. But when a blood-drained corpse turns up in the hotel and a gory symbol is smeared on the bathroom wall, things take a turn for the macabre…
The first in the Dark Sea Trilogy, is a page-turning steampunk adventure yarn, suitable for everyone from 9 years up. When her mother is murdered by pirates, a young girl is thrust into a dangerous quest to find the father she never knew.
The second in the Dark Sea Trilogy, is another page-turning steampunk adventure yarn, suitable for everyone from 9 years up. When a princess discovers a sinister plot against her she becomes a fugitive in her own kingdom and must choose between her honor and her Throne.
My latest ‘Cap’n Harry’ steampunk adventure story is out now in the 2016 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. It’s available in both print and ebook editions from most bookstores and also carries great stories from the likes of Nancy Kress and Beth Cato. (8 years +)
“Those on top have always used their big, fancy boots to stamp downwards. No change to the status quo is bloodless and the Bollingers have landed right in the middle of the trouble. Austin Hackney’s bloody steampunk will have anyone looking over their shoulder.”
My short story ‘Haunted Rock’ ~ a ghost story with a difference, is published in this edition of Aquila Magazine. This issue is based around the theme of spiders and is full of interesting articles and things to do. (8 – 12 year olds).
My short story ‘The Ishtar Gate’ ~ a time-slip adventure, is published in this edition of Aquila Magazine. This issue is based around the theme of gold and is packed with articles, activities and excellent fiction. (8 – 12 year olds).
A short horror story of mine ~ ‘Joe’s Pet Store’ ~ appears in Vol. XV of Dark Tales. Full of weird creepiness, the volume won honourable mentions in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, Volume 4. (14 years +)
Dark and dangerous literary crime fiction that claws at the boundaries of the permissible, this issue features my retro crime story ~ ‘Mr. Burns’. (Content warning: extreme violence and bad language. 18 years +)
This edition no longer in print.