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Austin worked for two decades in theatre and television before becoming a full time writer. Austin's fiction, for both children and adults, has been published in Aquila Magazine, Dark Tales, Scribble, The Criminal Class Review, Unsettling Wonder, Stupefying Stories, Quarter Reads, The Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, SQ Magazine, The Guardian and many other places. Austin in a nutshell: Writer, storyteller, fabulist, field ornithologist, eccentric, free-thinker, cultural Pagan, mythologist; book, art & music lover. Beyond the Starline, the first volume in his Dark Sea Trilogy, was published in 2016 by Clockwork Press and has been very well received. It’s available from all the usual bookstores on and off line. He blogs a bit at austinhackney.co.uk. His Twitter handle is @AGHackney.

Austin Hackney's wonderful telling of the fairy tale 'Rumpelstiltskin'.