C. A. Milson
~ Penned from the dark realm of dreams and shadows where Imagination ends and Insanity begins ~
About The Author
C.A. Milson is an Australian Author of both Fiction & Non-Fiction books, Screenwriter and Indie Film Director.
He was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. His father is British and his mother is Australian. His roots stem from Britain & Germany.
Growing up in Brisbane in the suburb of Kedron. Milson attended local high school, Kedron High then Wavell High.
From a teenager he started to read the workings of master horror writer H.P.Lovecraft and found a love for horror writing himself. He didn’t start to develop that love for writing until 1989, when he was living in Winchelsea, Victoria, when he wrote 26 short stories. In 1994 he took one of those short stories and turned it into a two-part novel. In 2007 he landed his first book deal with an American publisher.
In 2010, the full version of The Chosen was re-released as Rise of The Darkness in Paperback and several digital formats. Rise Of The Darkness includes characters and scenes that were previously cut from the first release.
C.A.Milson has been the topic in many magazine articles, such as in Monitor Magazine, SchoolEnglish, and has given lecturers to students on writing and business people on marketing.
Most Recently Milson has started a new venture in the world of film.
In the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2009, Milson was voted in the TOP 5 in two categories for:
Best Horror Novel - Rise Of The Darkness
Best Author Site
In the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2008, Milson was nominated for:
Best New Horror Novel - The Chosen
Best New Author
His achievements in book writing include:
– In the Preditors & Editors Poll, was voted 17th place for Best
New Authors; His debut novel Rise Of The Darkness came in 37th place
2009 – Rise of The Darkness made it's debut at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where it was selected by Literary Agency C.A.Link (The same agency that sold the book rights for J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.)
2009 – Came in 5th place for Best Authors of 2009 in the Preditors & Editors Poll.
2009 – Rise Of The Darkness was voted in the Top 5 of Best Horror novels for 2009 in the Preditors & Editors Poll.
2009 – C.A.Milson's popularity in the Philippines is growing as his name was the answer to one of their trivia questions on their national game show.
2010 – Rise Of The Darkness was exhibited at the Beijing Book Fair by C.A.Link, where the book rights are currently in negotiations for sale with a reputable Chinese Publisher for the book to be published in Mandarin and sold in bookstores across Asia.
2010 – Nominated for the Aurealis Award
2010 – Rise Of The Darkness was adapted into an Audiobook and will soon be released on iTunes and Audiobooks.com
2010 – Rise Of The Darkness is being adapted into a Graphic Comic Series.
2010 – Book rights for his second novel, Bloodline Of Darkness, are currently in negotiations.