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.
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.