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Author Q&A ft Deborah Sheldon | Figments and Fragments: Dark Stories Book Tour and $20 Amazon GC / eBook #Giveaway | #DarkHorror #Crime #Stories

Figments and Fragments: Dark Stories  by Deborah Sheldon  is on virtual book tour. The dark horror, crime stories stops at Rea...

Figments and Fragments: Dark Stories by Deborah Sheldon is on virtual book tour.

The dark horror, crime stories stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card or an ebook of the Horror collection Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories by Deborah Sheldon (1 winner each) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

What makes a good story?
Characters that you, as the reader, care about. Pacing that keeps your interest piqued. A proficiency with words and technique that allows you to relax and trust that the writer is capable of taking you on a ride you’ll not only enjoy, but hopefully never forget.
But above all, passion. If a writer cares deeply about the story and its characters, so will the reader.

What do you do to unwind and relax?
Spending time with my family, especially over good food and wine, is a favourite way for me to relax. I’m a bit of a foodie, so offer me a dish or an ingredient I’ve never tried before, and I’m in heaven. (Thankfully, Melbourne is a foodie capital of the world.)
Naturally, reading is my main go-to pleasure. There are always at least four or five books on my bedside table and about twenty or thirty more – brand-new and unread – piled up on the shelves lining our family room. (I only buy ebooks when I can’t get the title in paperback. I’m not only old, but old-school.)

Do you have a favourite movie?
Just one? I can’t pick just one! I’m fond of classic black-and-white Hollywood films, particularly horror and crime, such as The Body Snatcher, Cat People, King Kong, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity.
A quick list of my (relatively modern) favourite horror films: The Thing, Aliens, The Terminator, Jaws.
And crime films: Reservoir Dogs, Goodfellas, No Country for Old Men.

Figments and Fragments: Dark Stories 
by Deborah Sheldon 
Genre: Dark Horror, Crime Stories 

Publisher: IFWG Publishing International 
Publication Date: November 18, 2019

Brutal. Compelling. Sinister. 

From wheat farms, roadhouses, caravan parks and beaches to quiet suburban streets and inner-city apartments, award-winning author Deborah Sheldon tells distinctly Australian stories about violence, loss, betrayal and revenge. 

Figments and Fragments includes three new stories written especially for the collection. 

I'm an award-winning author from Melbourne, Australia. I write short stories, novellas and novels across the darker spectrum. 

My latest releases, through several publishing houses, include the horror novels "Body Farm Z", "Contrition", and "Devil Dragon"; the horror novella "Thylacines"; the crime-noir novellas "Dark Waters" and "Ronnie and Rita"; and the dark fantasy and horror collection "Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories" (winner of the Australian Shadows Best Collected Work 2017). 

My short fiction has appeared in many well-respected magazines such as Quadrant, Island, Aurealis, SQ Mag, and Midnight Echo. My fiction has been shortlisted for numerous Australian Shadows Awards and Aurealis Awards, long-listed for a Bram Stoker Award, and included in various "best of" anthologies. I'm also guest editor of this year's edition of Midnight Echo. 

Other credits include TV scripts such as Neighbours and Australia's Most Wanted, feature articles for national magazines, non-fiction books published by Reed Books and Random House, and award-winning medical writing. 

Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!


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