Australian Author Month: Keith Austin

August 17, 2015



Keith Austin


Originally from London’s East End, Keith Austin has been a journalist more than 36 years. After working in local newspapers in London, Essex and the Home Counties he made the move to Fleet Street in 1986 when he joined The Sunday Times as deputy chief sub. Since then Keith has worked in Glasgow, Beijing and, for the past 18 years, Sydney, Australia. 
He has been, variously, a chief sub, production editor, travel editor, feature writer, regular columnist, news reporter, restaurant and book reviewer, and has also edited two cookbooks, Blokes and Seafood, and four editions of the NSW Good Pub Food Guide.

He is also the author of GRYMM, a novel for Young Adults described by The Guardian as “up there with Stephen King and Neil Gaiman”, and SNOW, WHITE, published in 2014. JAGO, the third of his Fractured Fairytales, was published as an Amazon Kindle edition in November 2014.

He is passionate about food, drink, travel, writing, photography, humour and football. But not in that order.

Keith lives in Sydney, Australia,



Five Fast Fun Facts about Keith..

1. I have stuttered since I was 5
2. I ride an R1200C BMW motorbike
3. I am a travel writer by trade
4. I love playing soccer! Twice a week at the moment!
5. My first job, aged 13, involved standing in a vat of live eels



Where to find Keith...

Website | Twitter 


"Grymm"
 


Something stirred in the gravelly yard beneath their window . . . A soft slippery nuzzle, the sort of sounds you'd expect a pig to make with its snout in a trough . . . The small mining town of GRYMM perched on the very edge of the Great Desert is the kind of town you leave - but when Dad gets a three-month contract in the mine there, Mina and Jacob, unwilling stepbrother and sister, are reluctantly arriving. From a grotesque letting agent who seems to want to eat their baby brother, a cafe owner whose milkshakes contain actual maggots and the horribly creepy butcher, baker and candlestick-maker, Mina and Jacob soon realize that nothing in GRYMM is what is appears to be. And then things get seriously weird when their baby brother disappears - and no one seems to even notice! In GRYMM, your worst nightmares really do come true . . . - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com.au/books/keith-austin/grymm-9781849415569.aspx#sthash.OQ1ISNt1.dpuf

Something stirred in the gravelly yard beneath their window . . . A soft slippery nuzzle, the sort of sounds you'd expect a pig to make with its snout in a trough . . .

The small mining town of Grymm perched on the very edge of the Great Desert is the kind of town you leave - but when Dad gets a three-month contract in the mine there, Mina and Jacob, unwilling stepbrother and sister, are reluctantly arriving.

From a grotesque letting agent who seems to want to eat their baby brother, a cafe owner whose milkshakes contain actual maggots and the horribly creepy butcher, baker and candlestick-maker, Mina and Jacob soon realize that nothing in Grymm is what is appears to be.

And then things get seriously weird when their baby brother disappears - and no one seems to even notice! In Grymm, your worst nightmares really do come true . . .


Where to find "Grymm"

http://www.amazon.com/GRYMM-Keith-Austin-ebook/dp/B008674I7A/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=07ZXKAGE2579ME0JXA0Q
 http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/grymm

You can also get your copy from Random House 


"Snow, White"



A dark and twisted take on some classic fairy-tale characters, Keith Austin’s brand-new novel will have you on the edge of your seat as you find out if there really is such a thing as Happy Ever After . .
 
John Creed’s nights are haunted by dreams of a white wolf, his days by the hideous class bully. He’s a loner with a stutter and his home-life – with an eccentric grandfather who wants to teach him folklore and ancient languages – is isolated and unusual.

But then John makes a friend – Fyre. She’s as unusual as John and has her own secrets to keep, but as the truth about John’s past starts to emerge, she’s the best ally he’s got . . .



Where to find "Snow, White"...

http://www.amazon.com/Snow-White-Keith-Austin-ebook/dp/B00HFAKWPG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422007289&sr=8-1&keywords=keith+austin

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/snow-white-murray-austin/1025387777?ean=9781446478677
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/snow-white-16

 You can also get your copy from Random House


"Jago"

Henry Williams is a multi-millionaire property developer; his life is a charmed and happy one – at least until a mysterious, timeworn woman turns up unannounced at his offices and shows him an old manuscript that will change his world forever. 

The document tells the story of Demelza Cotton, a young street urchin from 19th century London, and her struggle to survive in the notorious Old Nichol slums alongside the charismatic, wild and dangerous Jago Quinn. 


Whether conning rich toffs or stealing food from grocers’ stalls, these two live life on the edge, using their wits and street smarts to skirt a line between the forces of the law and the clutches of the vicious Cray Twins – the hideous and homicidal heads of the criminal underworld. 


But one day the simple theft of a watch turns into something quite different and their already precarious existence in one of the darkest, deepest and most dangerous slums in England threatens to spiral out of control. 


They come under the scrutiny of both the Crays and the enigmatic Adamina Wollondilly with her secretive organization of Eyeballers. 


Which is when they find the iridescent, rainbow-coloured dragon – and things start to get really weird.
Keith Austin’s latest Young Adult book is a roller-coaster ride through the depths of one of the most notorious true-life slums in old England, a bizarre breakneck romp with wonderfully revolting characters and twists, turns and surprises that will keep you wrong-footed and guessing right to the very end. 


Where to find "Jago"

http://www.amazon.com/JAGO-monstrous-Happy-Never-Afters-ebook/dp/B00O8UIJOC/ref=la_B00C072UP4_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415934973&sr=1-4

"Grymm" Giveaway
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