Vicious, omniverous creatures are infesting the Eden Peninsula, and they’re hungry! The first encounter involved a little boy called Sammy, whose finger was bitten off by one of the creatures while playing in his garden. No-one else has seen them and lived to tell the tale. Panic spreads as grotesque killings escalate uncontrollably, and the Peninsula is to be firebombed to prevent the spread of the menace to mainland Australia. Sammy’s teenage sister Sorrel, with her friends and her dog Angus, believe they have found a means of eradicating the plague. They stow away on the Peninsula after it has been evacuated. Through many adventures, their theory is proven and the Peninsula is saved.
That’s the story of “Sorrel and the Green Menace,” a young adult novel of 83,250 words, the first in a trilogy.
I’ve won half a dozen awards for speculative short stories. Now I have started to submit for publication, with two acceptances so far in anthologies, notably “Festive Fear” by Tasmaniac publications celebrating the horror that is Christmas - I love a nice bit of horror. I review for the monthly newsletter Aurealis Online, a flagship Australian SF&F magazine, and this year I’ll be doing a review column for the print Aurealis as well.
I’d be happy to send a partial or full copy of “Sorrel” if required.