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Who Is Jake Corvus?

Jake Corvus is a prolific writer living on gorgeous Sunshine Coast in Australia. Despite being in his mid-thirties, he is often mistaken for a teenager. He writes horror, sci fi & fantasy, with a special interest in queer and inclusive fiction. He watches too many horror movies to have any self-respect, and lives with an array of rescue animals, including shrimp, cats, dogs, guinea pigs and his son.

Jake's favourite dinosaur is the parasaurolophus.

Short Stories

Five Minute Reads

Fiction | Sci Fi/Horror |

Chrome Meat Bone

Cars roam the wilderness in herds, hunted by motorbikes and planes. Houses rot to reveal skeletal remains. The new generation of mankind has forgotten domestication. Bee has no children, and therefore no authority in the tribe. No power at all. Still, it is her job to assist with the hunt. To kill cars and keep the teenagers under her care alive. When the hunt goes horribly wrong, how does one woman, with no power, keep the next generation safe?

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... and there is more than one kind of monster lurking in the dam.

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.

Non Fiction

Want To Write A Novel?

Non Fiction | Writing Advice |

Half A Million Words

Do You Want To Write Faster?

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? Do you wish people would just leave you alone so you can focus?

There are simpler ways to achieve high 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.



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!


Important Questions Answered

Will you give me feedback/be my mentor?

I love helping other writers. If you live in Brisbane, Australia you can join Vision Writers and get feedback from me there. If you have a general question, you can email me or comment on my blog, and I may write a blog post about it. For one on one mentorship, please email me to discuss costs and availability.

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.

Did you used to be Talitha Kalago?

Yes, I did.

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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