Monday, June 11, 2018

EXPLORING DARK SHORT FICTION #2: A PRIMER TO Kaaron Warren is now available!!

The second in a series of scholarly primers, introducing and exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction: “EXPLORING DARK SHORT FICTION #2: A PRIMER TO KAARON WARREN,” published through my press, Dark Moon Books.

Immense thanks and gratitude to
Michael Arnzen for his insightful commentary throughout the book, and Michelle Prebich for her gorgeous interior artwork, and especially to Karron Warren for consenting to this project!


Available for sale here:



Back Copy Description:

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

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