A dead girl in a dumpster and a unicorn on the loose – no-one knows how bad that combination can get better than Miriam Aster. A consulting job for city homicide quickly becomes a tangled knot of unexpected questions, and the link between the dead girl and the unicorn will draw Aster back into the world of the exiled fey she thought she’d left behind ten years ago, and she isn’t happy.
I live in Brisbane, Australia, where I work on my fiction and a post-graduate thesis on the gothic. I’ve worked as a sessional tutor and lecturer at Griffith University and the Queensland Institute of Technology, took part in the organisation of the first Gen Con Australia, and occasionally break up the long stings of writing and research by playing role-playing games. I‘ve been known to write poetry and role-playing products in addition to fiction, have done a short stint as a dramaturge, and once toured Australian writing festivals as part of the Post-Hoc Performing Word Company. Rumours of me wearing a feather boa and top-hat while performing rhyming couplets are, alas, not terribly exaggerated.
A more-or-less complete list of my publications can be found here. This should cover the less part: over 2004 & 2005 I ran a small RPG e-publisher dubbed the Clockwork Golem Workshop, which involved a lot of editing and self-publishing, but I generally choose not to list that in my publications. Prior to 2004 I primarily wrote poetry, some of which was published in small-press anthologies I don’t have records or copies of.
I don’t keep cats. Or dogs. Or fish. As you can expect, this is a significant drawback when maintaining a blog in the SF community. I do have a stuffed bear named Fudge. He’s the cute one in the Ball household.read more
Reviews for Horn
A fast paced, well written noir detective mystery with paranormal elements.The sassy lead Miriam Aster is an ex-cop who is reluctantly called in to consult on cases which involve fey influence, such as a murdered child covered in fairy glitter. Be warned, however, this is no children's fairy tale.I enjoyed this tale from Peter M Ball and the skilful way the paranormal elements were blended with noir ambience.I look forward to reading others in the series.read more
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