Stories for the Literarily Disturbed
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Ugly Beautiful is an anthology of paradoxes. Absurd, poignant and disconcerting, each story touches on loneliness, the search for happiness, and the often extreme measures necessary to achieve it. A youtuber at a crossroads, a killer couple on the prowl, an art-terrorist unveiling her greatest work, a sister facing unbearable loss, a teenager with a pickled, talking foetus in a jar...
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Lyrical and dark, mixing black humour with the humanity of every day, Ugly Beautiful is a set of stories which will linger long after the final page is closed.
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The Home Front
comic, 2018German spies? Dead cattle? Murder? Wilhelmina Home came to Britain to volunteer as a WAAC in the First World War but she soon found herself embroiled in a plot worthy of her favourite author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Underestimated at every turn, Wilhelmina began to piece together the clues uncovering conspiracy which could threaten the whole of Britain! A mystery was afoot on… THE HOME FRONT
Blood of the Vikings
comic, 2017During the construction of the Atlantic Wall in 1942, the sounds of rolling waves and the voices of German-accented French were interrupted by the dull thud of a spade hitting something ancient. It was a rare discovery, a Viking burial, the body remarkably preserved in the clay.
Novelist and Comic Book Writer
ABOUTThe author of the novel Exit from Biblio Publishing, USA, I also write comics, and direct advertising and corporate videos.
I like oranges, orange juice, and orange furniture—in fact even the color orange. Why? Well, because it’s the best color, of course.
EDUCATION AND CAREER
In my lifetime I have picked up a Bachelor of Business Studies in Marketing from Massey University, New Zealand and a penchant for collecting cats.
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It's a tale that gives you food for thought, and gives you a little insight on a condition a good many suffer from in real life. Shane has created a character in which anyone can relate to. Briar's vulnerability and insecurities come across very clearly, and it's not that hard to feel for her as she tries to overcome the adversities coming her way. I'm definitely looking forward to more of Shane's future works. Thanks for a truly engrossing story!
The book is very well written--and very dark. There are violent scenes, uncomfortable subjects--and not much room for happy endings. I was drawn to read through the pages, surprised by several of the scenes--and certainly caught up in the characters' ups and downs. It wasn't the book that I expected--but, I wasn't able to put it down until I reached the end. I would definitely be interested in reading more from this author in the future.
The (male) author does an incredible job of getting inside the minds of his female characters. He also has a wonderful poetic way with words, e.g., "The low red moon glows hypnotically, a burning fire in the quiet blackness." I absolutely loved this book and look forward to more from this author.
Briar, helped me to understand the mental anguish, the internal conflicts and conversations people leaving with phobias, depression and low self esteem live and cope with. Briar is quite a character and tries to hold it together but being in her skin seems so hard. Filer does a great job at painting a vivid and compelling picture of what people with these struggles go through daily. I have a Briar in my life and although this is a work of fiction, it has helped me to understand that world in a tremendous way. Now hopefully I can be more empathetic and understanding concerning their struggles and issues.