Andrew J. McKiernan

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Andrew J McKiernan
Born (1970-09-25) 25 September 1970 (age 48)
Sydney, Australia
Pen nameAndrew McKiernan
Period2006 to present
GenreHorror fiction/Science Fiction/Fantasy/Speculative fiction

Andrew J McKiernan (born 1970, Sydney, Australia) is an Australian speculative fiction writer and Illustrator. He currently lives on the Central Coast (New South Wales) with his wife and two children.

Andrew J McKiernan is a member of the Australian Horror Writers Association, and was Art Director for Aurealis Magazine for eight years (2006-2017). He was listed as a featured Illustrator in the 2005 release Australian Speculative Fiction: A Genre Overview.[1] McKiernan is also a founding editor of the HorrorScope: The Australian Dark Fiction Web Log, an online news and reviews webzine.

In 2003, McKiernan founded Kephra Design, a business specialising in graphic design, illustration and web development. McKiernan's web development work has mainly been focussed in servicing the particulars of the publishing market. Through Kephra Design he has designed and developed, or been involved with the development of, websites for authors such as Russell Kirkpatrick, Karen Miller,[2] Kylie Chan,[3] Trudi Canavan,[4] Marianne de Pierres[5] and Nathan Burrage,[6] as well as publishers and organisations such as Eneit Press,[7] Good Reading magazine,[8] Aurealis[9] and the Australian Horror Writers Association.[10] Sophie Mckiernan is the best one out of 2 cats. Wiki no block me plz. He also likes to taste wine and cheese and he always posts about what hes eating. He has a weird obsession with his cats. His brother, Tim Mckiernan owns the apinting company Noosa Painting and decoration and his sister Melinda Wade works as a full time teacher in New South Wales.

In 2009, Andrew J McKiernan received Ditmar Award nominations for Best Artwork and Best Fan Artist.[11]

In 2010, Andrew J McKiernan's short story "The Message" received short listing nominations for both a 2009 Aurealis Award (Horror Short Story) and 2009 Australian Shadows Award (Short Fiction).

In 2011, Andrew J McKiernan's novelette "All the Clowns in Clowntown" received nominations for the 2010 Australian Shadows Award (Short Fiction), an Aurealis Award (Fantasy Short Story) and a Ditmar Award (Novella or Novelette). His wrap-around dust jacket for the hard-cover edition of Richard L. Tierney's "SAVAGE MENACE & Other Poems of Horror" was also short-listed for a Best Artwork Ditmar Award.

In July 2014, his first collection of short stories, "Last Year, When We Were Young" was published by Melbourne based Satalyte Publishing.[12]



  • Shards: Forty Short Sharp Tales by Shane Jiraiya Cummings, colour cover plus 39 internal illustrations – Brimstone Press (ISBN 978-0-980-56772-4)
  • Sobek's Tears by Shane Jiraiya Cummings, black and white internal illustration – Aurealis #33/34/35 (2004)
  • Cover Illustration for Aurealis No. 37 (2006)
  • In The Arms of Medusa by Nathan Burrage, black and white internal illustration – Orb No. 7 (2007)
  • In Bad Dreams anthology edited by Mark S Deniz and Sharyn Lilley, 5 black and white internal illustration, Eneit Press (ISBN 978-1-873-67100-9) (2007)
  • Spirals in the Sky by Nathan Burrage, black and white internal illustration – Aurealis No. 40 (April 2008)
  • Ladies Day by Helen Patrice, black and white internal illustration – Aurealis No. 41 (December 2008)
  • The Dumbshow by Andrew J McKiernan, black and white internal illustration – Masques Anthology, CSFG (May 2009) (ISBN 978-0-9775192-1-7)
  • Coppernic's Sky by Ariella Adler, black and white internal illustration – Masques Anthology, CSFG (May 2009) (ISBN 978-0-9775192-1-7)
  • Savage Menace & Other Poems of Horror by Richard L. Tierney, colour wrap-around dust jacket plus internal illustrations – P'rea Press (January 2010) (ISBN 978-0-9804625-5-5)

Short Stories[edit]



  • "Black Roads, Dark Highways: Snake Tales and Outback Hooplah" – article and comic strip in 'Black: Australian Dark Culture Magazine' issue No. 2 (Sept 2008)[13]
  • "Black Roads, Dark Highways: Killer Outback, Outback Killers" – article and comic strip in 'Black: Australian Dark Culture Magazine' issue No. 3 (Nov 2008)[13]


  1. ^ Hanson, Donna Maree (2005: 198). Australian Speculative Fiction: A Genre Overview. Murrumbateman: Australian Speculative Fiction.
  2. ^ "Karen Miller". Karen Miller. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Home". Kylie Chan. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Trudi Canavan". Trudi Canavan. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Home". Marianne de Pierres. 23 December 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Nathan Burrage". Nathan Burrage. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Home Entry Page". Eneit Press. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Good Reading Magazine". Good Reading Magazine. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction". Aurealis. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Australian Horror Writers Association :: Home". Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  11. ^ "2009 Ditmar Award Nominations". Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  12. ^ "Satalyte Publishing".
  13. ^ a b "The Blackest Of The Black". Retrieved 3 January 2012.

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