"Allyson Bird is a rare bird indeed. An original voice in a world of plain vanilla. She rides some dark waves with grace and a heart full of light and shadow. if there's any justice, she's on her way to real recognition." --Joe R. Lansdale, winner of the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, the Edgar, and seven Bram Stoker Awards.
"The stories in Allyson Bird's, Wine and Rank Poison draw us into a world of dark magic, infinite possibility and abiding-terror; and she does it with a style reminiscent of Shirley Jackson and Robert Bloch. Highly recommended." --NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry, author of Rot & Ruin and The Dragon Factory.
"...Bird's writing is idiosyncratic, offbeat and troubling, a personal take on the complex legacy of pulp fiction." --Joel Lane, British Fantasy Award winning author of The Earth Wire and My Stone Desire.
About the Author
Allyson Bird's debut collection, Bull Running for Girls, won best collection, in the British Fantasy Society awards, 2009. Dark Regions Press published her second collection of stories, Wine and Rank Poison, in October of 2010. She is co-editor, with Joel Lane, of the anthology, Never Again, from Gray Friar Press in September 2010. Isis Unbound is her first novel. Allyson Bird lives in the Wairarapa, New Zealand, with her husband and daughter. Occasionally she is drawn to strange places and people, and occasionally they are drawn to her. Her favourite playground, both as an adult and child, is the village graveyard. Once she wondered what would happen if she took one of the green stones from a grave. She has been looking over her shoulder ever since but has never given it back.