About Graeme Hague

I’ve been around for a while. Writing horror novels, crime thrillers, a war story I’m very proud of … all of them published by the likes of Pan Macmillan, Weltbild in Germany – “big” publishers, in other words.

I’m also fully embracing self-publishing books that let me do my own thing. I’ve had a lot of fun creating the quirky and often humorous, Lukas Boston, a womanising private detective with a gift for seeing the Dead. And I’ve started writing and publishing classic, short horror stories under the concept of “paranormal tales“. Traditional stuff with ghosts and evil spirits – no chainsaws allowed. Follow the links and you’ll get the idea.

If you’re interested in those past novels, I’m the author of seven “traditionally” published novels in Australia and around the world- four horror books that were also brought out in the UK (and sneaked into other parts of Europe it seems), an historical war novel that was licensed by Reader’s Digest in Australia and The Netherlands, plus two crime thrillers that have since become successful releases (we tend to shy away from the term “best seller” to avoid comparisons) in Germany. That’s not a bad track record really.

When I’m not writing books, I do freelance technical articles for magazines about music recording hardware and software. So not surprisingly, I’m a working musician with a small project studio and a solo career- meaning I get paid by several pubs and restaurants to sit in the corner, drink too much beer and play my guitar. Brilliant!

Because I record my own music and others’, and I’ve worked as a voice-over guy, it occurred to me I should produce my own audiobooks … and the result has got some great reviews. Lately, I figured out a way to make my audiobooks really affordable. No surprise, here’s a link to my page, Audiobooks Everyone Can Afford.

So, when you read my ranting blogs, does all the above make me an expert on anything? Particularly on writing? Maybe on music and recording? What about ghosts, ghouls and UFOs? Not really. But I like to have a bit of fun, poke a few bears, maybe be a little grumpy too (there’s nothing like a good grumpy post to start your day). Sometimes I might get serious. I won’t make any promises though.

I recently got the rights back to all those backlist novels and I’m working towards making them available under my own (publishing) name. Between that and my self-published stuff it means a lot of work here on this website. My apologies if I’m not quite up to speed with links and information. I’m going as fast as I can. You can always drop me a line at mailbag@graemehague.com.au or leave a Comment below. Enjoy!

There's always one of the kids who has to make a stupid face.

There’s always one of the kids who has to make a stupid face.




2 thoughts on “About Graeme Hague

  1. I have just finished At the Going Down of the Sun and really enjoyed it. First because it’s believable, I get so fed up with HF disguised at nothing more than cheap romances. This felt real and believable, and I found the scenes about the bombing mission hard to read, you describe them only too well. Thanks also for describing the work of the WAAF who supported their missions, it was interesting. The book is well researched and it shows, so many books in the same genre aren’t. I like the humour too, just like real life and the atmosphere was well recreated. Only two minor mistakes, no ‘gotten’ in WW2 that’s American, so is sidewalk, we call them pavement and always have!

    1. Hi Michele, thanks so much for your kind words. I did do a lot of research, but as you might have read in the last pages, I had the opportunity to chat for many hours with a WW2 veteran pilot, and having that living memory as a source was just invaluable. I’m about to re-release “And In The Morning” which is a similar-style novel, but based in WW1, and again I based a lot of research on older reference books that included interviews, etc, with WW1 veterans. It’s why I’m tempted to write a third book of the trilogy about the Vietnam War – because I have veterans in town who can provide the “horse’s mouth”, so to speak. The humour is inspired by Derek Robinson’s novels – look up “Piece of Cake” or “Goshawk Squadron” and you’ll find everything.
      As for the Americanisms, I can only humbly apologise. I edit a LOT of American novels and there are days I’m in danger of writing “Mom”! (Only kidding…) But that sidewalk/pavement always gets past my guard, I can’t seem to stick it in my head.
      Thanks for letting me know, and again, huge thanks for support. Cheers, Graeme.

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