Author of Horror and Weird Fiction

Alan Baxter is a multi-award-winning author of horror, supernatural thrillers, and dark fantasy liberally mixed with crime, mystery, and noir. He’s also a martial artist, a whisky-soaked swear monkey, and dog lover. He creates dark, weird stories among the valleys of southern Tasmania where he lives with his family and other animals.


“Alan Baxter is Australia’s master of literary darkness.” – This Is Horror
“The Lord of Weird Australia.” – Talking Scared

“Baxter delivers the horror goods.” – Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World

“Alan Baxter can take horror from gonzo to heartbreaking in an instant. Good stuff… Alan Baxter can write like a m***********.” – Gail Simone, best-selling author of DC’s Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman, and more

“Alan Baxter is an accomplished storyteller who ably evokes magic and menace.” – Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase

“Alan Baxter is one of the best horror writers in the business.” – Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy, Kin, and Sour Candy

“Alan Baxter never fails to outdo himself, his unique brand of Aussie horror running the full gamut of King’s hierarchy of scares, from creeping unease to all-out terror, and always underpinned with razor-sharp social commentary. By all means, turn the page. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.” – Lee Murray, five-time Bram Stoker Award®-winning author of Grotesque: Monster Stories

“Master of the slow build, master of insidious horror, master of multiple points of view…hell, Alan Baxter is simply The Master… one of the best horror writers working today.” – Tim Lebbon, author of The Last Storm

“Baxter’s stories are brutally horrific but earnest. They embrace the supernatural but are also seeped in the reality of fear and humanity—they attack the reader with the savage shriek of a chainsaw digging straight for your heart. I’m a fan.” – Philip Fracassi, author of Boys in the Valley

“Step into the ring with Alan Baxter, I dare you. He writes with the grace, precision, and swift brutality of a prizefighter.”Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of ARARAT and THE PANDORA ROOM

“Baxter is one of the greats. He feels next level.” – Well Read Beard

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