It’s always exciting to see a story you wrote in print – even if it’s a short story. But especially if it is included in an anthology with a whole lot of fabulous Aussie authors, and the book looks pretty spiffy.
black dog books have released their SHORT AND SCARY anthology and I am thrilled that my short story, Corn Dolly Dead is one of a whole bunch of excellent stories, poems and illustrations. The editor is Karen Tayleur and the book is suitable for the 10-14 age range. ISBN: 1742031331
Some of the award-winning authors in the book include James Moloney, Gabrielle Wang, James Roy, Sally Rippin, Carole Wilkinson, Terry Denton and Andy Griffiths. And there are dozens more excellent Australian writers with some really creepy stories.
black dog books are donating the proceeds of SHORT AND SCARY to Australian youth mentoring programs like Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Here is an extract, the first paragraph of Corn Dolly Dead.
There were hundreds laid out in neat, golden rows in the display cabinets, hanging by their necks in the shop window, twirling in the air conditioner’s draft……