Alan Baxter

Author of dark weird horror and fantasy.

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Alan Baxter is a British-Australian author who writes supernatural thrillers and urban horror, rides a motorcycle and loves his dogs. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, with his wife, son, dogs and cat. He’s the multi-award-winning author of several novels and around eighty short stories and novellas. So far. Read extracts from his novels, novellas, and find free short stories at his website – – or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter and Facebook, and feel free to tell him what you think. About anything.

Stories · Posts · Books

Tiny Lives

Mar 28, 2019 · 1,616 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 5 views

Fantasy fantasy romance

A short fantasy.

HIDDEN CITY (first 2 chapters)

Mar 28, 2019 · 2,088 words (8 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Mystery dark fantasy weird

The first two chapters of my dark supernatural noir novel, HIDDEN CITY, published by Gryphonwood Press 2018. It's like The Dresden Files meets H P Lovecraft meets Raymond Chandler.


Feb 6, 2019 · 1,036 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Strange

This was a short horror story originally published at Daily Science Fiction. It was a finalist for the Best Short Story in the 2014 Australian Shadows Awards.

The Seven Garages of Kevin Simpson

Dec 27, 2018 · 3,653 words (14 minutes) · 1 like · 4 views

Fantasy Horror Strange

A podcast original at Pseudopod back in 2011, here's the full text of the story. A horror yarn about the things we're left, the legacies of the past, and possible futures we may not have chosen for ourselves.


Nov 21, 2018 · 4,635 words (17 minutes) · 2 views

Fantasy Horror Mystery Strange

A young man finds a mysterious scroll after his grandfather dies. The scroll unlocks supernatural secrets, but it's magic not to be fooled with. Originally published in Murky Depths Magazine, issue 16, April 2011.

All The Wealth In The World

Nov 12, 2018 · 1,997 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 4 views

Fantasy Mystery Strange

A dark fantasy short story exploring the consequences of messing with time. Originally published in Lakeside Circus, it's now only available here or in my collection, Crow Shine.

Devouring Dark - Chapter 1

Nov 5, 2018 · 1,998 words (8 minutes) · 3 likes · 122 views

Fantasy Horror Strange

Chapter 1 of Alan's genre-bending crime/horror novel, Devouring Dark. (Available wherever books are sold.)

Under a Wing and a Prayer

Nov 5, 2018 · 977 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 14 views

Fantasy Horror Strange

A young man struggles with a terrible legacy from his grandfather.