Jamie J. Buchanan is based in Perth, Western Australia. He spent many years playing in rock bands, mostly loud, fast, punk rock and heavy metal bands - the sort your parents warned you about. He is currently playing guitar, singing and writing songs for melodic punk band “Incomplete” based in Perth, Australia. But he has always been writing stories - long and short.
Jamie has had a short story “On My Goat” published by Cardigan Press in 2006 in the anthology “Allnighter” as well as having several short stories published on the Smashwords website for free download (www.smashwords.com).
The short story “Sanguine Saviour” won second place in the monthly “Darker Times” competition (www.darkertimes.co.uk) and was included in the inaugural Darker Times anthology as well.
The short story “The Woman on the Pavement” is published in an upcoming Editor’s Choice anthology by Stringybark Press called "Hitler Did It".
Jamie's short story "Battle of Wits" has won the Raspberry and Vine short story comp for 2012 - you can read it here:
Jamie has had several stories short-listed as well including “Insights” in the 2013 Carmel Bird Short Story Award and “Imagine This” in the 2014 Bundaberg Writers’ Writefest Award 2014.
Jamie's short story "The End of Death" has won the "Spinetinglers" short story competition for Jan 2015. His short story “Mr Shmoopie” has also won 1st Prize in “Spinetinglers” short story competition for October 2015 and both stories were supposed to be featured in an upcoming anthology of award winning short fiction. (http://www.spinetinglers.co.uk). You can read them below (soon to be published late 2017)
Jamie enjoys the films of Robert Rodriguez, The Coen Brothers and Guy Richie, music by Bad Religion, Muse, The Offspring, Clutch, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metallica, and books by James Ellroy, Irvine Welsh, Chuck Palahniuk and Stephen King. His only hates are people who talk about themselves in the third person. And Brussel Sprouts. He hates Brussel Sprouts.
on Aug. 24, 2015 :
I have to also admit not being able to put this down until I'd read every word. A thought provoking story that was full of tension and is written in such a way one tends to believe it.
Great read. Thank you Jamie for the freebee.
Oh by the way, I hate Brussel Sprouts too.
(review of free book)
on July 28, 2013 :
An absolutely beautiful piece of writing. A highly emotive story that flows and grows in its telling. Once I had started, I could not put it down until I had finished and at the end, my involuntary response was an intake of breath and a simple 'wow'!
(review of free book)