Exploring Dark Short Fiction #2: A Primer to Kaaron Warren

Exploring Dark Short Fiction #2: A Primer to Kaaron Warren

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Overview

Australian author Kaaron Warren is widely recognized as one of the leading writers today of speculative and dark short fiction. She’s published four novels, multiple novellas, and well over one hundred heart-rending tales of horror, science fiction, and beautiful fantasy, and is the first author ever to simultaneously win all three of Australia’s top speculative fiction writing awards (Ditmar, Shadows, and Aurealis awards for The Grief Hole).

Dark Moon Books and editor Eric J. Guignard bring you this introduction to her work, the second in a series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction. Herein is a chance to discover—or learn more of—the distinct voice of Kaaron Warren, as beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich.

Included within these pages are:

• Six short stories, one written exclusively for this book

• Author interview

• Complete bibliography

• Academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD (former humanities chair and professor of the year, Seton Hill University)

• … and more!

Enter this doorway to the vast and fantastic: Get to know Kaaron Warren.

Table of Contents includes:

• Introduction by Eric J. Guignard

• Kaaron Warren: A Biography

• Guarding the Mound (fiction)

• Guarding the Mound: A Commentary

• Born and Bread (fiction)

• Born and Bread: A Commentary

• Death's Door Café (fiction)

• Death's Door Café: A Commentary

• The Wrong Seat (fiction)

• The Wrong Seat: A Commentary

• Sins of the Ancestors (fiction)

• Sins of the Ancestors: A Commentary

• Crisis Apparition (fiction)

• Crisis Apparition: A Commentary

• Why Kaaron Warren Matters by Michael Arnzen, PhD

• In Conversation with Kaaron Warren

• Tips for Finalizing Your Short Story: An Essay by Kaaron Warren

• A Bibliography of English Language Fiction for Kaaron Warren

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949491104
Publisher: Dark Moon Books
Publication date: 12/27/2018
Series: Exploring Dark Short Fiction , #2
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Eric J. Guignard is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles. He's won the Bram Stoker Award, been a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award, and a multi-nominee of the Pushcart Prize. His stories and non-fiction have appeared in over one hundred genre and literary publications. As editor, Eric's published six anthologies such as, DARK TALES OF LOST CIVILIZATIONS, AFTER DEATH..., and A WORLD OF HORROR, a showcase of international horror short fiction. Read his short story collection, THAT WHICH GROWS WILD: 16 TALES OF DARK FICTION (Cemetery Dance Publications), his novella, BAGGAGE OF ETERNAL NIGHT (Journalstone), and watch for his first novel, CROSSBUCK 'BO, which is currently being shopped around. Outside the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric's a technical writer and college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children, cats, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles. Visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com, his blog: ericjguignard.blogspot.com, or Twitter: @ericjguignard.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Eric J. Guignard

Kaaron Warren: A Biography

Guarding the Mound (fiction)

Guarding the Mound: A Commentary

Born and Bread (fiction)

Born and Bread: A Commentary

Death's Door Café (fiction)

Death's Door Café: A Commentary

The Wrong Seat (fiction)

The Wrong Seat: A Commentary

Sins of the Ancestors (fiction)

Sins of the Ancestors: A Commentary

Crisis Apparition (fiction)

Crisis Apparition: A Commentary

Why Kaaron Warren Matters by Michael Arnzen, PhD

In Conversation with Kaaron Warren

Tips for Finalizing Your Short Story: An Essay by Kaaron Warren

A Bibliography of English Language Fiction for Kaaron Warren

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Exploring Dark Short Fiction #2: A Primer to Kaaron Warren 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Vivian_Metzger More than 1 year ago
Excellent series idea, discussing authors. Much needed. Happy with books I've read so far in the series
JimmyTamTam More than 1 year ago
Really great introduction to a new author I hadn't read before. I'll be getting more into her work next!