COVER REVEAL – CHRISTMAS AUSTRALIS: A Frighteningly Festive Anthology of Spine Jingling Tales!

My first cover reveal! And this one is especially thrilling for me because I’m one of the authors!

Christmas Australis: A Frighteningly Festive Anthology of Spine-Jingling Tales brings together eight stories that reflect the Australian experience of Christmas: a summer celebration, typically spent at the beach or under the air conditioner, eating seafood and tossing down icy drinks. But even under the bright Aussie sun, darkness might be lurking…

Over the past five months, I’ve spent many early-morning hours with a group of wonderful Australian writers via our Twitter hashtag #6amAusWriters. My first thought, when they invited me to submit a story to this anthology, was: “But I’m a novelist! I’ve never written a short story, and I don’t know if I can do it.” To be honest, that was also my second and third thought. But my fellow #6amAusWriters were having none of it. They persuaded me to try, and I am so glad they did!

Like a good box of Christmas chocolates, there’s something for everyone in Christmas Australis, whether you are a fan of contemporary stories, sci-fi, fantasy, noir or even steampunk. I’m proud to be included in this amazing collection.

The contributors are V. E. Patton, Darren Kasenkow, Emily Wrayburn, Lyn Webster (that’s me!), Andrew Roff, Natasha O’Connor, Madeleine D’Este and Belinda Grant

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Here it is!

The fabulous cover was designed by Cassi Strachan at Creative Girl Tuesday. Thank you so much, Cassi!

My story is called Christmas Bells, and it’s a character-driven fantasy set in the world of my novel, Greenhaelan (coming February 2020).

To Sara, the annual blooming of the Australian Christmas Bells in the mountains near her home has always signified joy and hope.

But how can the sight of them here, in this frightening alien land of confusing magic, be anything more than a reminder of everything she has lost?

You can find out more about the other stories on the Amazon Page.

Right now, the book is available for pre-order for the discounted price of $2.99 USD.

Reserve a copy before it goes up to $3.99 on release day, November 11!

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Needless to say, this anthology would make a fabulous Christmas present! 😉