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Shane Jiraiya Cummings is a Ditmar award-winning writer and editor, Vice President of the Australian Horror Writers Association, and a member of the US Horror Writers Association. He is the Director of the Australian Shadows Award, has been a judge for the Award twice, and the Convenor of the Aurealis Award Horror panel in 2007.

ShardsShane has had more than sixty short stories published in Australia, USA, and Europe. His stories have been translated into Spanish, Polish, and French, and many of his flash fiction stories are collected in Shards (Brimstone Press, June 2009), which is fully illustrated by Andrew J McKiernan.

Shane is the Managing Editor of HorrorScope and Black: Australian Dark Culture Magazine. He has co-edited a number of anthologies including Shadow Box (2005) and Black Box (2008) and was the Guest Editor (with Angela Challis) of Midnight Echo #2.

Shane is currently completing a series of Japanese fantasy novels that chronicle the adventures of Yamabushi Kaidan, and which are an expansion of his Aurealis- and Ditmar Award nominated novelette "Yamabushi Kaidan and the Smoke Dragon". He is also working on a paranormal fiction trilogy.

More info on Shane can be found at his website.

All the latest on Shane's projects can be found at Smoke and Mirrors.

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