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Who Is Jake Corvus?

Jake Corvus is a prolific writer living on the gorgeous Sunshine Coast in Australia. Despite being in his mid-thirties, he is often mistake for being in his early teens. He loves writing horror, sci fi and fantasy, with a special interest in queer and inclusive fiction. He watches too many trashy horror movies to have any shred of self-respect, and lives with an alarmingly diverse array of disabled rescue animals, including snakes, frogs, shrimp, fish, cats, dogs and birds.

Jake's favourite dinosaur is the bagaceratops.

You can find more about him at his blog, where he posts writing and lifestyle essays on Wednesdays. If that's not enough for you, you can even sign up to his newsletter


Jake's Blog

Home | Writing Advice |

Jake's Blog Home

Every Wednesday my blog updates with writing tutorials, tips, links to writing competitions, advice on publishing and Q&A sessions.

If you have a writing question you would like answered, shoot me off an email or comment on the blog.

May 1, 2018 | Writing Advice |

When You're Giving Up

Are you ready to give up on writing? Are you struggling to come up with a compelling reason to finish your novel, or even sit down and write in the first place?

This blog post will help you find a definitive answer for why you should keep going… or give up.

August 9, 2017 | Writing Advice |

The Rejection Game

Are you getting a lot of rejections? Can't seem to get a yes from editors and agents? The truth is, you're probably not getting enough!

Confused? So am I! That's a lie, no I'm not. Come and play the rejection game with me!


What Would You Give To Have It All?

Fiction | Young Adult |

Lifesphere INC: Acquisition

What would you give to have it all?

Eli only has one chance to escape the poverty he's grown up in. Get his hands on a meka and complete in the gladiatorial fights. However, his first fight goes horribly wrong, and Eli isn't just going to lose his new-born meka, but his own life.

On the run from a crime syndicate, with no money and a growing monster to feed, how is Eli going to stay alive, let alone become an arena champion?

Fiction | Young Adult |

Lifesphere INC: Duplicity

What would you sacrifice to save a life?

Squall's never had enemies before. Certainly not enemies who want her dead. However if Moray's squad can't drive Squall from competing, they seem intent on just that, going so far as to drag her from her wheelchair in a dark, empty corridor and…

But Squall isn't the only one in danger. Moray and his squad are after her friends too. When lives hang in the balance, can Squall step up? Or is it already too late?

Fiction | Young Adult |

Lifesphere INC: DNA

How far would you go to hide your mistakes?

Cain is the only handler in city history to have twin meka. Nickel and Cobalt won't do anything he says, and leave a trail of destruction everywhere they go. It's not them that accidentally spill Cain's blood into a vat of Meka eggs though, its Cain.

Soon a hoard of Nickel and Cobalt clones are destroying the city, but what can Cain do? Can he learn to control his own meka before someone is killed? Or will Nickel and Cobalt be killed in the clean up?


Fiction | Young Adult |

Lifesphere INC: Aberrant

What length will you go to keep a secret?

Locke, Quinn and the rest of the team are asked to be part of a rescue team to find a lost shuttle, deep in the desert. But why was it there in there first place? When Locke sees a teenage girl who didn't come from the city, no one believes her but Quinn.

But if they don't believe her, why is she being forced to sign an NDA? What's really out there in the desert? And why are the powers that be trying to hide it?


Fiction | Young Adult |

Lifesphere INC: Dystopian

Would you run into danger to save a friend?

A new law requires all meka to be licenced and registered, but not everyone can afford the licencing fee. Aquillis and many other high profile meka fighters rally behind the cause, trying to repeal the law before people are imprisoned and innocent meka are destroyed.

However soon high profile meka and their handlers start to go missing. Suddenly Aquillis is on the clock, as he realises he and Sin are next…


Fiction | Young Adult |

Lifesphere INC: Mendacity

What bridges will you burn to learn who you really are?

When a casual TV interview reveals Eli doesn't know who his real family are, its sparks a media frenzy. City wide, people are coming forward, claiming to be Eli's real family, trying to get a slice of his growing fame and fortune.

Making the most of the attention, a TV station funds DNA testing to find the truth. But there is only one positive match. It seems Eli's only living blood relative, is Viridis Morelia.


Short Stories

Five Minute Reads

Fiction | Horror |


Car-sized fruit grows from roots that slither out of the NYC sewer, blocking traffic and luring out hoards of sickened rats. It's all in a day's work for Key Ryans, but things get dramatically out of hand when a Wasp shows up, spreading insanity and devastation in its wake. In a split second decision, Key shoots a civilian to spare him the agony of being eaten alive, but the resulting PR nightmare costs her her job. To make matters worse, the Wasp is still on the loose and the insanity is spreading.

Fiction | Horror |

The Bandershin

There’s a Bandershin in the dam behind the pump house, and Simon is certain it is the reason neighbourhood cats and dogs are disappearing. Or could that be the fault of John, the man next door, who is leaving the wine-colored bruises on his step-daughter’s back? Simon has enough to worry about, with his mother in a wheelchair and schoolwork, but the summer storms are coming and the monsters are drawing closer...

Fiction | Horror |

Darkest Depths

If you’re brave enough to gaze into the abyss (beware: it’s watching you), you’ll find a woman caring for a monster, a father’s suffocating guilt, a jumping castle, a tale of the Horseman, a military science experiment gone wrong (don’t they all?), a lake monster, some mutants in a hole, and of course, a bizarre trip through the mind, with a doppelganger and a booze-soaked wombat in a 1969 Kombi.

Including Jake Corvus' Story '1800'.

Fiction | Urban Fantasy |


Featuring cave crocodiles and spell absorbing beards, a séance with soul, a night in a gypsy caravan to make all your wishes come true and a journey through hell that will make you swear to be good. Come with us to rebuild the world clock, face the dragon queen and hide from the thing under the bed. Assuming you can escape the floating car...

Including Jake Corvus' Story 'The Bandershin' as Talitha Kalago.

Fiction | Writing Advice |

Demon Lovers: Succubi

TSeductress, demon, or cursed being, the succubus wears many guises in this exciting new short story collection. Some of these tales are spicy and contain adult content, but this is not a collection of erotica. Rather, Demon Lovers: Succubi looks at the nature of the succubus and what it means to live by preying on humans, or to be the mortal a succubus has set her sights on.

Including Jake Corvus' Story 'Blood and Bone' as Talitha Kalago.

Fiction | Horror & Poetry |

Category 5

In 2011 Category 5 tropical cyclone ‘Yasi’ ripped across far North Queensland, destroying homes and leaving thousands without power and water, cut off by washed out roads and deadly fallen powerlines. These are the tales born—not of the cyclone—but of the fevered imaginations of writers; isolated, unwashed and suffering in the tropical heat without our beloved air-conditioning.

Including Jake Corvus' Story 'The Bandershin' and the poem 'White' as Talitha Kalago. Currently unavalible.

Non Fiction

Want To Write A Novel?

Non Fiction | Writing Advice |

Half A Million Words In Nine Months

Do you want to write a book but don’t have the time? Are you struggling to write instead of looking forward to it? Are you afraid you’re never going to finish your novel?

What if I told you there are simple ways to get higher word counts? I am going to share my methods for reaching half a million words in nine months, and those of my co-author, plus heaps more used by professional authors around the world.


Important Questions Answered

Did you used to be Talitha Kalago?

Yes, I did.

Will you give me feedback on my novel/story?

If I had the time, I would. I do love helping and supporting other writers, however there just isn't enough hours in the day. If you live in Brisbane, Australia you can join Vision Writers. It is the one place you are guaranteed to get feedback from me. Or if you have a general question, you can email me or comment on my blog and I will try and write a blog post about it.

How do you get such high word counts?

I wrote a blog post series about this, then I turned it into a book that you can purchase here!

Can I interview you for my blog?

Yes please! Shoot me an email or contact me on facebook.

How often do you write?

Every single day.

Are you married?


What is the secret pen name you wrote all your romance books under?

If I tell you, it's not a secret anymore.

Free Books!

"Hell yeah! Jake, Give Me Free Books!"

Okay, so the books aren't completely free. If you want free books, you have to join my review squad.

What is a review squad?

A review squad is a team of people who love an author's work and who want to support that author and see them succeed. They receive free copies of books and review them online, to help boost sales and spread the work about the books they love.

Reviews squads are mutually beneficial for authors and readers. Authors get reviews that drive sales and squads get free and early books from their favourite authors. Authors love their review squads and review squads love their authors.

So, do you want to join my review squad?

Shoot me an email at jakecorvus@gmail.com and I'll add you to the list.

Get In Touch


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