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2008 Halloween Ghast Fest, with Alison Pearce reading "Earthbound"
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With Alison Pearce reading her short story "Earthbound"

Introduced by master of ceremonies Stephen Studach

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO "EARTHBOUND" AND ALISON'S INTERVIEW HERE

"The afterlife is pleasant and peaceful until they arrive. Haunting will never be the same again."

Alison Pearce is an Australian writer, poet, and artist living in Queensland with her husband and four children. Although she writes in many genres, speculative fiction is her most popular.

Her work has appeared in various ezines and magazines including, Infinitas, Ripples Magazine, Bewildering Stories, Afterburn SF, and SNM Horror Magazine.

Alison's self-published anthology of some of her most popular poems, Touching Blue Again, is available from Lulu.com.

After the reading, Alison joins us for a short interview.

Master of Ceremonies Stephen Studach is known as the ideas man of dark fiction. A writer, poet, editor, and reviewer, he has recently appeared in The Willows, The Harrow, Black Box, and Borderlands and has two stories in the Paroxysm Press anthology Ten Years of Things that Didn’t Kill Us. His fiction appears in the premier number of Midnight Echo as well as a series of groundbreaking interviews entitled "New Blood;" Stephen will also be guest editing the third issue.

Stephen reviews books at ChiZine and books, films and the occasional magazine at HorrorScope. This year his story "The Dead End" placed in the top four entries in the AHWA short story competition. He has also received honourable mentions in The Writers of The Future competition and placed in the top eight works in last year’s 13th Chiaroscuro Short Story competition. He has received several honourable mentions in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror.

Interviewee: Alison Pearce
Host: Paula B.
Date: October 28, 2008
Running time: 26:42
File size: 13 megabytes
Rating: G
Alison's Web sites: RedBubble.com/people/aliree; MySpace.com/authoralisonpearce
The Australian Horror Writers Web site

LISTEN TO STEPHEN STUDACH'S 2007 STORY here

LISTEN TO STEPHEN STUDACH'S 2006 STORY AND INTERVIEW here