Alan Baxter is an award-winning British-Australian author who writes supernatural thrillers and urban horror, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, with his wife, son, dog and cat. He is the author of the dark supernatural thriller trilogy, Bound, Obsidian and Abduction (The Alex Caine Series) published by HarperVoyager Australia and Ragnarok Publications in the US, and the dark supernatural duology, RealmShift and MageSign (The Balance 1 and 2) from Gryphonwood Press. As well as novels, Alan has had more than 70 short fiction publications in journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK and France. His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Postscripts, and Midnight Echo, among many others, and more than twenty anthologies, including the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror on several occasions. His first collected volume of short fiction, Crow Shine, is out now. At times, Alan collaborates with US action/adventure author, David Wood. Together they have co-authored the horror novella, Dark Rite, the action thriller, Blood Codex (Jake Crowley Adventures Book 1), and the forthcoming giant monster thriller novel, Primordial. Alan has been a finalist in the Aurealis Awards, a three-time finalist in the Australian Shadows Awards and a five-time finalist in the Ditmar Awards. He won the 2014 Australian Shadows Award for Best Short Story (“Shadows of the Lonely Dead”) and the 2015 Australian Shadows Paul Haines Award For Long Fiction (“In Vaulted Halls Entombed”), and is a past winner of the AHWA Short Story Competition (“It’s Always the Children Who Suffer”).