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1 Hair and Teeth Deborah Sheldon , 2018 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 113 2018; (p. 5-11)
1 1 y separately published work icon Thylacines Deborah Sheldon , Hobart : Severed Press , 2018 14758330 2018 single work novel horror

'The Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, was hunted to extinction some eighty years ago. Now, Professor Rosie Giuliani and her staff at The Resurrection Lab have done the impossible: created a living, breathing litter from a preserved specimen. Yet Rosie can’t share this scientific breakthrough with the world. The cloned animals are more like monsters than thylacines. By chance, a small band of activists hears about the caged litter, and their decision to free the tigers will unleash a deadly havoc upon the campus of Fraser University.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Contrition Deborah Sheldon , Victoria : IFWG Publishing Inc , 2018 14081793 2018 single work novel horror

'In her late teens, Meredith Berg-Olsen had had all the makings of a runway model. Now in her late forties, after everything she had been through – including horrors that John could only guess at – she looked bloodless instead of pale, skeletal instead of slender, more dead than alive…

'John Penrose has two secrets. One is the flatmate he keeps hidden from the world: his high-school sweetheart, Meredith. His other secret is the reason he feels compelled to look after her.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Angel Hair Deborah Sheldon , 2017 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories 2017;
1 1 y separately published work icon Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories Deborah Sheldon , Melbourne : IFWG Publishing Inc , 2017 12047430 2017 selected work short story

'A collection of twenty-one dark fantasy and horror stories by Deborah Sheldon.

Mysterious. Creepy. Disturbing. Including:

- A funeral director, who steals body parts for cash, takes delivery of an unusual corpse.

- The crew of a nineteenth-century fishing boat encounters an unknown but irresistible danger.

- A dog-sledder on a secret mission in Antarctica fights for his life against the monsters that have fuelled his every nightmare since the Vietnam war.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 The Brightest Place Deborah Sheldon , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Polestar , no. 30 2016;
1 What the Sea Wants Deborah Sheldon , 2016 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: SQ Mag , March no. 25 2016;

'The Mary Jane sails away from the storm that almost took her, and it looks like plain sailing hereon out to Joseph. However, the sea is a fickle mistress, hiding all manner of plans behind her deceptively gentle waves.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 A Faithful Companion Deborah Sheldon , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Tincture Journal , Autumn no. 13 2016; (p. 51-61)
1 y separately published work icon Devil Dragon Deborah Sheldon , Australia : Cohesion Press , 2016 9436879 2016 single work novel horror

'Dr. Erin Harris may be a scientist, but she has an unscientific obsession: to find a living Varanus priscus. Cryptozoologists call it the Devil dragon. This giant Australian reptile went extinct some 12,000 years ago but like Bigfoot or Nessie, there are occasional sightings. Spurred by a credible witness, Erin cobbles together an expedition party consisting of herself, the witness, and his deer-hunting neighbours. They travel into the unexplored heart of a remote national park. Erin, believing the Devil dragon to be a larger version of the Komodo, is confident she can outwit a specimen. However, the terrifying monster that lumbers out of the bush is a savage and unpredictable predator the size of a campervan. To escape, Erin must transform herself from genteel university lecturer to hard-core survivalist.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Across the White Desert Deborah Sheldon , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 87 2016;
1 When You See This, Think of Me Deborah Sheldon , 2016 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Hell's Bells : Stories of Festive Fear by Members of the Australian Horror Writers Association 2016;
1 Perfect Little Stitches Deborah Sheldon , 2015 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Midnight Echo : The Magazine of the Australian Horror Writers Association , April no. 11 2015; (p. 19-29) Dead of Night : The Best of Midnight Echo 2016; (p. 45-57) The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 2017;
1 Will O' the Wisp Deborah Sheldon , 2015 single work short story
— Appears in: Lighthouses : An Anthology of Dark Tales 2015; (p. 295-)
1 y separately published work icon Mayhem : Selected Stories Deborah Sheldon , Foster : Satalyte Publishing , 2015 8695559 2015 selected work short story

'A farmer is confronted by two desperadoes; a tourist does her terrible best to evade a tracker and his dog; a teenager discards his civilised mask inside a lonely roadhouse.

'This collection of 28 short stories propels the reader through a kaleidoscope of Australian lowlife. In a range of styles, from dirty realism to noir, Deborah Sheldon pens the kind of fiction that is tough enough to shock, yet tender enough to hurt.

'An exploration of what it means to be human in the face of brutality, Mayhem: selected stories, is perfect reading for pulp novices and crime aficionados alike.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Ronnie and Rita Deborah Sheldon , 2014 single work novella
— Appears in: Dark Waters 2014;

'Ronnie Spooner is middle-aged and single. He’s no-one; a loner who has mowed lawns for a living ever since he was a boy.

'When he meets Rita, they fall in love, and want nothing more than a family of their own.

'Too bad it isn’t possible. Or is it?

'What Rita asks him to do is wrong. Terribly wrong. But compared to the emptiness of Ronnie’s life so far, even wrong seems better than nothing.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Dark Waters Deborah Sheldon , 2014 single work novella crime
— Appears in: Dark Waters 2014;

'Brendan Reilly, a.k.a. Danny Boy, is a veteran of the Overlords, a Melbourne outlaw motorcycle club.

'A near-fatal accident leads him to an epiphany: he is determined to quit the life and reconnect with his ex-wife and son.

'At the same time, the Overlords are preparing for war against a rival gang, the Golden Jackals, and with Brendan’s loyalty in question he is pushed further into the war when all he wants is a way out.

'Dark Waters is an exploration of love, duty and redemption played against the backdrop of Australia’s criminal underbelly.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Dark Waters Deborah Sheldon , Australia : Cohesion Press , 2014 8628379 2014 selected work novella crime

Two novellas published in a single volume.

1 Crazy Town Is a Happy Place Deborah Sheldon , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Tincture Journal , Summer no. 8 2014; (p. 4-11)
1 Broken Things Deborah Sheldon , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Regime , no. 4 2014; (p. 24-29)
1 y separately published work icon 300 Degree Days & Other Stories Deborah Sheldon , Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2014 7546931 2014 selected work short story

'Sometimes, the ties that bind are sharp enough to cut. In these eleven stories, set in contemporary Australian suburbia, Deborah Sheldon examines the darker side of family relationships. Unsettling and incisively written, each story of betrayal, envy, loss or bad blood resonates for a long time after reading.' (Publication summary)

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