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Born: Established: 1965 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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1 y separately published work icon Exploring Dark Short Fiction #2 : A Primer to Kaaron Warren Kaaron Warren , Michael Arnzen , Los Angeles : Dark Moon Books , 2018 15286609 2018 selected work short story autobiography bibliography

'Australian author Kaaron Warren is widely recognized as one of the leading writers today of speculative and dark short fiction. She's published four novels, multiple novellas, and well over one hundred heart-rending tales of horror, science fiction, and beautiful fantasy, and is the first author ever to simultaneously win all three of Australia's top speculative fiction writing awards (Ditmar, Shadows, and Aurealis awards for The Grief Hole).

'Dark Moon Books and editor Eric J. Guignard bring you this introduction to her work, the second in a series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction. Herein is a chance to discover--or learn more of--the distinct voice of Kaaron Warren, as beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich.

'Included within these pages are:

- Six short stories, one written exclusively for this book
- Author interview
- Complete bibliography
- Academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD (former humanities chair and professor of the year, Seton Hill University)
- ... and more!

Enter this doorway to the vast and fantastic: Get to know Kaaron Warren.' (Publication summary)

1 The Revivalist Kaaron Warren , 2018 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Mother of Invention 2018; (p. 283-302)
1 y separately published work icon Tide of Stone Kaaron Warren , United States of America (USA) : Omnium Gatherum Media , 2018 14976277 2018 single work novel horror

'The Time-Ball Tower of Tempuston houses the worst criminals in history. Given the option of the death penalty or eternal life, they chose eternal life. They have a long time to regret that choice.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 The Diesel Pool Kaaron Warren , 2017 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Cthulhu Deep Down Under : Volume 1 2017;
1 Furtherest Kaaron Warren , 2017 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Dark Screams 2017;
1 y separately published work icon The Public Menace of Blight Kaaron Warren , Australia : Steve Dillon for The Refuge Collection , 2016 10972840 2016 single work novella fantasy

'A small car is discovered at a local bazaar in Refuge. It's recognised as a child's toy from a long time ago. It shouldn't exist. The mystery takes the narrator on a quest for the truth. But does she really want to know?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 68 Days Kaaron Warren , 2016 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Tomorrow's Cthulhu : Stories at the Dawn of Posthumanity 2016;
1 y separately published work icon The Grief Hole Kaaron Warren , Victoria : IFWG Publishing Inc , 2016 9436819 2016 single work novel horror

'There are many grief holes.

'There's the grief hole you fall into when a loved one dies.

'There's another grief hole in all of us; small or large, it determines how much we want to live.

'And there are the places, the physical grief holes, which attract suicides to their centre.

'Sol Evictus, a powerful, charismatic singer, sends a young artist into The Grief Hole to capture the faces of the teenagers dying there. When she inevitably dies herself, her cousin Theresa resolves to stop this man so many love.

'Theresa sees ghosts; she knows how you'll die by the spirits haunting you. If you'll drown, she'll see drowned people. Most often she sees battered women, because she works to find emergency housing for abused women.

'She sees no ghosts around Sol Evictus but she doesn't let that stop her. Her passion to help, to be a saint, drives her to find a way to destroy him.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 The Doll Beautician Kaaron Warren , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Review of Australian Fiction , vol. 17 no. 3 2016;
1 All Roll Over Kaaron Warren , 2016 single work short story horror
— Appears in: In Your Face 2016; (p. 95-106)

A mattress bears witness to all manner of psychological and gothic horrors.

1 The Gate Theory Kaaron Warren , 2015 single work short story horror
— Appears in: The Gate Theory 2015;
1 The History Thief Kaaron Warren , 2015 single work short story horror
— Appears in: The Gate Theory 2015;
1 y separately published work icon The Gate Theory Kaaron Warren , Australia : Cohesion Press , 2015 9758313 2015 selected work short story

'We’re all in pain. We try to keep the gates closed by falling in love, travelling, avoiding responsibility, getting drunk, taking drugs… anything to lose ourselves. But the dull ache remains in each of us.

'These stories are about the gates opening.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Editorial : The Sinister and the Strange Kaaron Warren , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Midnight Echo : The Magazine of the Australian Horror Writers Association , April no. 11 2015; (p. 6-7)
Kaaron Warren on her early influences.
1 The Body Finder Kaaron Warren , 2015 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Blurring the Line 2015; The Dark , May no. 12 2016; The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror : 2016 Edition 2016; (p. 230-236)
1 Witnessing Kaaron Warren , 2015 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: The Canary Press Story Magazine , December no. 6 2015;
1 Mine Intercom Kaaron Warren , 2015 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Review of Australian Fiction , vol. 13 no. 6 2015; The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 2017;
1 Another Week In The Future, An Excerpt Kaaron Warren , 2015 single work short story
— Appears in: Cranky Ladies of History 2015; (p. 171-182)
1 y separately published work icon Midnight Echo : The Magazine of the Australian Horror Writers Association no. 11 April Kaaron Warren (editor), 2015 9447178 2015 periodical issue
1 Death's Door Cafe Kaaron Warren , 2014 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Shadows and Tall Trees , Spring no. 6 2014; Focus 2014 : Highlights of Australian Short Fiction 2015; Nightmare , April no. 43 2016;
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