Robert Hood's many stories, which have appeared in major Australian and international genre magazines and anthologies, range from crime to science fiction to dark fantasy, often mixed. Some of these are in his three collections to date: 'Day-Dreaming on Company Time' (Five Islands Press, 1988), 'Immaterial: Ghost Stories' (MirrorDanse Books, 2002) and 'Creeping in Reptile Flesh'. His novel, 'Backstreets', was published by Hodder Headline in 1999. The Shades series -- four connected YA supernatural thrillers -- appeared in 2001, also from Hodder Headline. He has co-edited five anthologies, including the award-winning 'Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales' and its two sequels (Agog! Press, 2006-2007), and has published many short children's books and stories. Frequently nominated for Aurealis and Ditmar Awards, (most recently for 'Wasting Matilda' from Zombie Apocalypse! from Robinson Press/Running Press and for Creeping in Reptile Flesh itself -- both as collection and a novella), he has won the Australian Golden Dagger Award for short crime fiction and two William Atheling Awards for genre commentary and review. Coming up, he has stories in 'Anywhere But Earth' (edited by Keith Stevenson for Coeur De Lion), 'In the Footsteps of Gilgamesh' (edited Karen Newman and Pete Kempshall for Gilgamesh Press) and 'Exotic Gothic 4' (edited by Danel Olson for PS Publishing). Hood lives in NSW, Australia, with his partner, writer, artist and editor Cat Sparks. His website is: www.roberthood.net. He also has an award-winning blog, Undead Backbrain (www.roberthood.net/blog/).