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29/11/2011 The Official End of My Writing Career

My health has taken such a pounding these last months and the cancer is spreading like cancer does. Sadly the end is nigh, and the first to go is my writing career. She is now officially kaput. More details at my blog here.

I truly truly wish this wasn't the case, but sometimes reality is a hard hard bastard.

Thanks to those who have supported my writing, bought, read, enjoyed (or even hated as the case most likely to be). I appreciate it. I've enjoyed it. I'll miss it.

And I'll miss you all too.

21/11/2011 Scary Minds Review of Last Days of Kali Yuga

Scary Minds has posted a 10/10 review for The Last Days of Kali Yuga.

For the full review: http://www.scaryminds.com/reviews/2011/book117.php

And in summary:

"I thought I had a handle on Paul Haines, but he turns out to be more slippery than your average taniwha, The Last Days of Kali Yuga came at me from surprising angles and knocked my expectations out of the equation. I was rocking with this collection and am already sweating on something new from Paul Haines in the coming year. Full recommendation, one of the best collections of the year that will renew any sagging faith you might have in the dark genre. Paul Haines once again demonstrates why he is one of the best horror writers we currently can offer from this part of the world."


20/11/2011 Slice of Life to be released internationally by Morrigan Books

Morrigan Books will be releasing the international and e-editions of my multiple award-winning collection Slice of Life originally published here in Australia by The Mayne Press in 2009.

It is slated for release on Nov 30, 2011. Morrigan managed to acquire a cover image from the same artist we used for the original edition, so it ties the book in nicely with a consistent look and feel.

What does this mean? The book will be available via Amazon, Book Depository and all those other online outlets, presumably cheaper than what we could originally offer in Australia.


17/11/2011 The Last Days of Kali Yuga now available internationally

My collection The Last Days Of Kali Yuga is finally available in paperback format internationally through Amazon (US, UK, Germany, France).

It's going for a song at $9.99. Cheap as chips! Grab yourself (or someone else) a copy for Christmas.

Here's a couple of links:

USA: http://www.amazon.com/Last-Days-Kali-Yuga/dp/0980567718
UK:   http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Days-Kali-Yuga/dp/0980567718

And for those with wonderful Book Depository addictions (ie free shipping) it's going out the door at AUS$14.42.

Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Last-Days-Kali-Yuga-Paul-Haines/9780980567717


22/11/2011 Deep Clean now online.

The colloborative story Deep Clean that I wrote with Adam Browne is now online at Cosmos.

You can read it here. For free even!

It's very clever. Adam Brown clever.


10/11/2011 Deep Clean In Cosmos

The latest issue of Cosmos magazine (#40 to be exact) contains a colloborative story by Adam Browne and myself entitled "Deep Clean".

It's quite a good story.

There's an online bit here: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/issues/2011/40 but I think you need a physical copy of the magazine to read the story.





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