Similar authors to follow
Manage your follows
About Anthony Ferguson
Anthony Ferguson is an Australian based author and editor and the secretary of the Australasian Horror Writers Association (AHWA). Anthony has published numerous short stories and non-fiction articles in Britain, the United States and Australia. He wrote the novel, Protégé, the non-fiction books, The Sex Doll: A History and Murder Down Under. He edited the short story collection Devil Dolls and Duplicates in Australian Horror and co-edited the Australian Shadows award nominated Midnight Echo 12. A four-time nominee, he won the Australian Shadows award for short fiction in 2020. He is a submissions editor for Andromeda Spaceways Magazine (ASM). His debut short story collection will be published by IFWG Publishing Australia in 2023. Visit his website at anthonypferguson.wixsite.com/mysite
Customers Also Bought Items By
Titles By Anthony Ferguson
We’ve been told nothing bad happens in small towns. You can leave your doors unlocked, and your windows wide open. We picture peaceful hamlets with a strong sense of community, and everyone knows each other. But what if this wholesome idyllic image doesn’t always square with reality? Small towns might look and feel safe, but statistics show this isn’t really true.
From the vicious murderers of the Clutter family to Ted Bundy and his small-town charm, criminals have always roamed rural America and towns worldwide. Featuring murder stories, criminal case studies, and more, The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns contains all-new accounts from writers of true crime, crime journalism, and crime fiction. And these entries are not based on a true story—they are true stories. Edited by acclaimed author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto, the stories in this volume span the globe. Discover how unsolved murders, kidnapping, shooting sprees, violent robbery, and other bad things can and do happen in small towns all over the world.
“Mitzi Szereto has assembled a group of today’s brightest and best authors for this truly extraordinary anthology. Brilliant!” —Dan Zupansky, author and host of True Murder
“Chills. Endless chills.” —Cup of Books
“These well-researched, globe-trotting, bite-sized tales are perfect for a lazy summer afternoon?especially at a time when it’s much safer to travel through the pages of a book.” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
But is it ever?
After all, how well do you know your coworkers? Your friends? Your wife?
We all have secrets, but some of our secrets are darker than others.
By exploring the literary trope of the carnival and the grotesque, and how the state of cultural and political affairs dictate the monsters created within fiction and film, The body Horror Book is designed to educate, terrify, intrigue, and beguile, if you dare to enter the rabbit hole....
“Insightful and downright entertaining, e Body Horror Book pierces the tenuous membrane between ction and reality, exposing the fears we all have in common ... the horrors in icted on the human body.”
– Bob Pastorella, author of www.thisishorror.co.uk
“If you only have time to read one book... make sure it’s this book.”
– Brendon Meynel, President.Australasian Horror Writers Association Inc.
"Fascinating and accessible, the Body Horror Book is a strikingly diverse exploration of horror that is interested not simply in getting under your skin, but also in nding out just what you’ve got hiding under there."
– William Tea, Ginger Nuts Of Horror
‘...a solid and thought-provoking production.’
– Tabula Rassa Mag
David M Hoenig
Kirsten Imani Kasai
John Paul Fitch
Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc
Robert N Stephenson
1. a candidate or competitor about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds.
"a dark-horse candidate"
Join us for a monthly tour of writers who give as good as they get. From hard science-fiction to stark, melancholic apocalypses; from Lovecraftian horror to zombies and horror comedy; from whimsical interludes to tales of unlikely compassion--whatever it is, if it's weird, it's here. So grab a seat before the starting gun fires, pour yourself a glass of strange wine, and get ready for the running of the dark horses.
In this issue:
THE RAISING OF HESTER MACRAE
OCTOBER MARDI GRAS
Mary Jo Rabe
SHE AIN’T HEAVY
THE SQUARE OF STARS
THE GIRL WITH CHARTREUSE HAIR
TIMBER AND ITS PURPOSES
Wayne Kyle Spitzer
Features the talents of Samantha Benford, Stephen Blake, H.R. Boldwood, Cynthia Booth, Rex Booth, Roy C. Booth, Lisanria Carlomagno, Stuart Conover, S.J. Dobson, Janice P. Egry, Anthony Ferguson, Ken Goldman, Pedro Iniguez, Kevin J Kennedy, Thomas Kleaton, Axel Kohagen, David LePage, Angela J. Maher, Frank Martin, John F. Mollard, Lee Murray, Thomas Oliveri, Kenneth E. Olson, Tina Piney, James Pyne, Jo-Anne Russell, Andrea Stanet, SR Stewart, Laurie Treacy, William Tucker, Chuck West, Donna Marie West, and Sheri White.
Werewolves, vampires, ghosts, fairies, djinns, goblins, trolls, witches, brownies, banshees -- all sorts of weirdlings are on the prowl in these spooky drabbles.
Midnight Echo magazine is released in a limited print edition and in digital format (epub, mobi, and PDF), and contains more than 100 pages of horror (or dark) fiction, poetry, art, comics, book releases, and more! Visit us at www.midnightechomagazine.com
Edited by Daniel I Russell, Midnight Echo Issue 7, the taboo issue, features all new fiction by Graham Masterton, Lee Battersby, Andrew J McKiernan, and more, disturbing art by Joshua Hoffine, Jason Paulos, and Greg Hughes, interviews with Joe R Lansdale, Graham Masterton, and Joshua Hoffine, the comic series Allure of the Ancients by Mark Farrugia and Greg Chapman, and a special tribute to Paul Haines.
130 pages of fiction, art, interviews, book releases, and more!
So if you like your addictions, your fetishes and all the other things you’ve been told not to like, slip on your latex gloves and take a peek inside. We’d love to indulge in your secret pleasures…and terrors.
Table of Contents:
Commode by Shaun Hamilton
Driven by Anthony Ferguson
Saturday Night at the Milk Bar by Gary Kemble
Symmetry Fades by Rick McQuiston
The Hunting Room by Kia Groom
Brand New Day by G. N. Braun
Dead Inertia by Eric Blair
Just Some Good Old Boys Sitting Around the Fire Talking Shit by A.J Brown
Parlour Party by Michael Penkas
The Case of the Kissing Corpse by Jack Skelter
My First Horror Show by Ed Higgins
I Like to Share by Ron Jon
Ghosts of You by Lee Battersby
See Jane Mesmerised! by Tom McLaughlin
The Final Degustation of Doctor Ernest Blenheim by Andrew J. McKiernan
What the Dark Does by Graham Masterton
A Slice of Life - A Spot of Liver by Paul Haines
(comic) Allure of the Ancients – The Key to His Kingdom by Mark Farrugia and Greg Chapman (not available in MOBI or EPUB formats)
(poetry) Cat by Michelle Scalise
(poetry) Pain and Pin Me Sweetly, My Love by Kurt Newton
(poetry) Pleasure Me by Bec Mirr
(art) Greg Hughes
(art) Jason Paulos
(art) Joshua Hoffine
(interview) Graham Masterton
(interview) Joe R Lansdale
(Interview) Joshua Hoffine
Table of Contents:
Tradition ~ Martin Livings
The Christmas Before Night ~ Neil Cladingboel
When All Goes Cold ~ David Schembri
Oh Christmas Tree ~ Jason Nahrung
Christmas Spirit ~ Chris Mason
Ever Near To Us ~ Bernie Rutkay
I’ll Be Home For Christmas ~ Greg Chapman
The Gift ~ Mark Smith-Briggs
Three Doors Down ~ Cameron Trost
Hairy Plopper and the Half-Blood Pudding ~ Keith Williams When This You See, Think Of Me ~ Deborah Sheldon
A Christmas Carillon ~ Joy Loggie
Christmas Past ~ Anthony Ferguson
Do Not Open This Gift ~ Chris Ferdinands
Propeller ~ C S Hughes
Feeding The Fire ~ Barb Ettridge
All I Want ~ Angela J Maher
Grandmother Rina ~ Geneve Flynn
Strange How Potent Cheap Music Can Be ~ Rob Barden Santa’s Slay ~ Louise Zedda-Sampson
Home For Christmas ~ Trevor Cleland
The Carol Singer At The Back ~ Rebecca Fraser Christmas Morning ~ Steve Paulsen
Alone ~ Steve Herczeg
The Thought That Counts ~ Christopher Pulo
Roland’s Merry Christmas ~ Gerry Huntman
Bitterness Of Brugmansia ~ Helen Stubbs
Old Man Christmas ~ Andy Cull
Christmas Presence ~ Matthew R Davis
Yellagonga ~ Shane Jiraiya Cummings
Rescue By Santa ~ Noel Osualdini
A Hellish Christmas ~ Onyx D’Castro-Noack
A Christmas Retribution ~ Silvia Brown
Ghosts Of Christmases Past ~ Darren Gore
The Daughter Of Clay ~ Shaun Taylor
Three Little Words ~ Steve Dillon
The Covenant Guarantee ~ Adam Bertram
Living With Loss ~ Alan Baxter
In A Perfect World ~ Michael Claudius
Deck The Walls ~ Claire Fitzpatrick
Featured are murderers like the "Granny Killer" John Wayne Glover, William "The Sydney Mutilator" McDonald and "Backpacker Killer" Ivan Milat. Also covered are well-known events like the Snowtown Murders and killer couples like David and Catherine Birnie. Unique in the true crime genre, this book studies fictional Australian murderer Mick Taylor to examine how pop culture portrayals develop the distinct psychology of killers from "down under."
Travel around the world and inside the minds of monsters in this true crime anthology featuring sixteen astonishing serial killer exposés.
Serial killers: Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer are often the first names that spring to mind. Many people assume serial killers are primarily an American phenomenon that came about in the latter part of the twentieth century—but such assumptions are far from the truth. Serial killers have been around for a long time and can be found in every corner of the globe―and they’re not just limited to the male gender, either. Some of these predators have been caught and brought to justice whereas others have never been found, let alone identified. Serial killers can be anywhere. And scarier still, they can be anyone.
Edited by acclaimed author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto, The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers reveals all-new accounts of true-crime serial killers from the contemporary to the historic. The international list of contributors includes award-winning crime writers, true-crime podcasters, journalists, and experts in the dark crimes field such as Martin Edwards, Lee Mellor, Danuta Kot, Craig Pittman, Richard O. Jones, Marcie Rendon, Mike Browne, and Vicki Hendricks.
This book will leave you wondering if it’s ever really possible to know who’s behind the mask you’re allowed to see.
Perfect for readers of true crime books such as I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Mindhunter, The Devil in the White City, or Sons of Cain.
“An engrossing and multi-faceted anthology for a new era of true crime writing.” ―Piper Weiss, author of You All Grow Up and Leave Me
Issue #12 features over 50,000 words of the finest horror from Australia and New Zealand, including fiction and non-fiction. This issue showcases the winners of the 2015 and 2016 AHWA Short Story and Flash Fiction Competitions.