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Author A. J. Kirby

A. J. Kirby is the award-winning published author of several novels and over forty short stories. He is a sports writer for the Professional Footballer's Association and a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books and The Short Review.

             

Since the beginning of 2007, Andy has been published, or has work accepted for future publication by the following:

Short Stories: Legend Press (in the 2009 and 2010 anthologies, 8 Rooms and Ten Journeys); Graveside Tales (in the anthology - Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths); Jupiter SF magazine; Skrev Press (in Texts' Bones), Nemonymous 8: Cone Zero; Nemonymous 9: Cern Zoo; Sein und Werden (published in both the print and online versions of the magazine); in the inaugural issue of Pumpkin magazine; in the inaugural issue of Minus 9 Squared magazine; on the Huddersfield Literature Festival website; on the Short Story Library website; in A Fly in Amber webzine; in Black Label Books; in Telling Tales magazine from Meadow Publications; in the Vampires, Ghosts, Zombies anthology from No Tree Books; in the NightLight zine; in the New Voices in Fiction anthology, Ten Nails; in Platinum Page; in the Word Weavers General Fiction Anthology; in the Drollerie Press ghost story anthology; in the Earlyworks Press Fiction Anthology Loretta's Parrot; on the Byker Books website and in their 2010 anthology Radgepacket 4; in the Bridge House Publishing Angels anthology; in the Dog Horn Publishing Masterclass anthology; in the Dark Hoard anthology; in the ABC Tales magazine; in Pages of Stories magazine; in Champagne Shivers; Golden Visions magazine; online in Arthregeum magazine; in The Front View magazine from The View from Here; on the Wamack journal of the arts site; Clockwise Cat magazine, Underground Magazine; New Voices in Fiction magazine; Necrology magazine; The 2nd HandThe Thinking Man's Crumpet magazine; Home Defence UK magazine; ABC Tales; and Shortalk.

Longer Fiction: The Magpie Trap, A.J Kirby's debut novel, a crime thriller, was published by Youwriteon in May 2009 and is available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other on-line retailers. Andy's second novel, the supernatural revenge story, Bully was published by Wild Wolf Publishing and is available to purchase from here and here. Perfect World, the dark techno-thriller has also been accepted for publication from TWB Press and will be available from March 2011.

One extract from the novel-in-progess, Background Noise published in the Spring 2009 edition of Monkey Kettle magazine; a second extract to be published in Radgepacket 4 from Byker Books, due for publication March 2010.

Features and Reviews:  Andy is a regular contributor to Essential Writers, BBC Sport, Sense Magazine (Natwest Bank), Writers' News, Risk-UK, IP Focus Magazine, Itchy Leeds Magazine, Itchy Leeds website, Itchy Leeds Guidebook (the proliferation of Itchy's there - the scratch of Itchy's if you will - is explained by the fact Andy acted as editor of the publication in 2008).

Radio/ Performance Art: 'Skeleton in the Closet' available on Podcast after a performance on BCB Radio (Bradford) - for your FREE CD Rom copy, please send a stamped addressed envelope to the address as listed on the Contacts Page.