Category Archive for 'Appearances'

The Elevated Genre panel at Monster Fest Academy yesterday was a spirited affair, with quite a debate amongst the panellists: myself, Jon Hewitt (Acolytes), Matthew A. Brown (Julia), Shayne Armstrong (6 Miranda Drive), Mark Hartley (Patrick), and the inexhaustible Mark Lazarus as moderator (a few changes to the original lineup, but just as worthy panel […]

As part of the Monster Fest Academy of Horror and Mayhem I’ll be speaking alongside screenwriters Shayne Armstrong & Shane Krause (6 MIRANDA DRIVE), Matthew A. Brown (JULIA), and Colin & Cameron Cairnes (100 BLOODY ACRES) about the rising demand for Elevated Genre — scripts that play with generic expectations and merge genres — and […]

I’ll be at Armageddon Melbourne this Saturday & Sunday (18/19 Oct) for the crowdfunding launch of Cthulhu: Deep Down-Under, featuring my Lovecraftian-action novella ‘Vanguard’. We have Booth 74 (author roster still to be determined), but will all be on the Comic/ Animation Stage at 4pm Sat for the official launch. If you’re at Armageddon please […]

In huge news, I’ve been invited to talk at the Melbourne Writers Festival (which I’m told is quite rare for genre writers). I’ll be in conversation with none other than the legendary Terry Hayes (writer of Mad Max 2, Dead Calm, et al) about the contribution of cinema to an “Australian Gothic”. I’m absolutely thrilled […]

So this is cool. My university, Deakin Uni, has asked me back to speak at the awards for their “Deakin experience” short film competition. I’ll be talking building tension in story, as well as regaling the audience with tales of my time at Deakin (I’ll have to censor some of my residence days – O […]

  We had an amazing turnout for the Wolf Creek novels launch, held at Notions Unlimited on the weekend. Thanks to everyone for trekking down the coast (hope I got to speak to all of you). And for those that couldn’t make it (I know of at least two car breakdowns in the heat!) thanks […]

  Geoff Brown (the former president of the Australian Horror Writers Association) has just given his take on the Wolf Creek prequel novels. In his five-star review on & Goodreads he writes that “All I can say is ‘wow’! […] The flawed narrator ploy for Mick Taylor’s narrative oversight works wonderfully, and the final, […] Thursday, January 23, 2014 WOLF CREEK Author Signing! With the release of WOLF CREEK 2 due next month in Australian cinemas, Notions Unlimited Bookshop is proud to present the following event, to celebrate the release of Penguin’s WOLF CREEK prequel novel series: Aaron Sterns (writer of WOLF CREEK 2, and co-author, with Greg McLean, […]

  February is Wolf Creek Month – and what a way to start it off. I’m pleased to announce the official launch of Wolf Creek: Origin and Wolf Creek: Desolation Game on Saturday 1st February 4pm at Chuck McKenzie’s renowned genre bookshop Notions Unlimited (9/426 Nepean Highway, Chelsea – about an hour down the coast […]

  My Oz Horror Con session featured the first ever reading from Wolf Creek: Book One. The first in a projected series of five or six Wolf Creek prequel novels, Wolf Creek: Book One follows a young Mick Taylor as he discovers and unleashes the darkness within. I’d intended to read a brutal passage featuring […]