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 dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia.


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

“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

“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 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

“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

“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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