Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm an author and poet

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in books, magazines,

anthologies and online.

Thrill Me

Thrill Me

Published by Gimmer Press, April 2020.

ISBN 0648463516 (ISBN13: 9780648463511).

An anthology of suspenseful short stories. 

Paperback, 322 pages.  

Edited by Lynette Washington.



It’s true. There are stories here to make your heart race…and soar and flutter and ache. Some will rip your heart right out.’ Rebekah Clarkson, author of Barking Dogs.

In Thrill Me, thirty one award-winning and emerging Australian storytellers write to thrill and move you. Read on if you dare. These stories will leave an unshakable imprint on you.

Brimming with anticipation, humour, desire and strangeness these stories will quicken your senses and make your spine tingle.

Notably original, incredibly tense. A must read for fans of suspense and great stories.’  Laurie Steed, author of You Belong Here.

A few of the stories have a feel of playful, mounting apprehension and take place in fairytale-esque landscapes, like Chicken Plucking by Michelle Jäger and A Dark Kind of Living by Alys Jackson…

Love and honour are fundamental to many of the narratives in the collection. These two elements are explored in many ways, from devotion to festering hate. Authors in this collection of short stories are not afraid to choose unsuspecting victims within their stories, nor the horrendous and unjust fate of some of the hapless characters that walk through their narratives. Perhaps the most enticing element of this anthology of self-proclaimed suspenseful stories is the diversity of the various authors’ visions of what a thriller is, and this creates a unification in the collection that isn’t immediately obvious but becomes present in the aftertaste of these narratives. If you like your short stories to be thrilling, macabre and, above all, Australian, then this anthology might just be for you. Sylvana Ferguson. XPRESS MAGAZINE.


Join Glimmer Press Publisher Lynette Washington in conversation with celebrated author Victoria Purman as she discusses her newly published book, Thrill Me.