C.A.Milson and is an Award Winning Australian Author, Screen Writer and Indie Film Director best known for his horror fiction series The Chosen
It was when Milson was living in Auckland, New Zealand in 2007 when he started to search for a publisher again and later in that same year he landed his first book deal with Amira Press, a P.O.D. American Publisher, who agreed to publish his debut novel, The Chosen.
In 2009, Milson changed publishers and the full version of The Chosen was re-released by Lulu.com as Rise of The Darkness in May 2009. Rise Of The Darkness was released in Hardcover, Paperback and digital formats and included characters and scenes that were previously cut from the first novel.
In 2010 Milson signed a book deal with Edge Publishing and Rise Of The Darkness was taken on to be released in bookstores across North America
In 2011 Milson plans to film a series of short films.
The writings of C.A.Milson have been described by reviewers as: A must read for Stephen King fans, C.A. has shown he has what it takes to stand among his peers, and A thrillride from the first drop of ink.
In the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2009, Milson was voted in the TOP 5 in two categories for:
Best Horror Novel - Rise Of The Darkness
Best Author Site
In the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2008, Milson was nominated for:
Best New Horror Novel - The Chosen
Best New Author
His achievements in book writing include:
2008 – In the Preditors & Editors Poll, was voted 17th place for Best New Authors; His debut novel Rise Of The Darkness came in 37th place
2009 – Rise of The Darkness made it's debut at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where it was selected by Literary Agency C.A.Link (The same agency that sold the book rights for J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.)
2009 – Came in 5th place for Best Authors of 2009 in the Preditors & Editors Poll.
2009 – Rise Of The Darkness was voted in the Top 5 of Best Horror novels for 2009 in the Preditors & Editors Poll.
2009 – C.A.Milson's popularity in the Philippines is growing as his name was the answer to one of their trivia questions on their national game show.
2010 – Rise Of The Darkness was exhibited at the Beijing Book Fair by C.A.Link, where the book rights are currently in negotiations for sale with a reputable Chinese Publisher for the book to be published in Mandarin and sold in bookstores across Asia.
2010 – Nominated for the Aurealis Award
2010 – Rise Of The Darkness was adapted into an Audiobook and will soon be released on iTunes and Audiobooks.com
2010 – Rise Of The Darkness is being adapted into a Graphic Comic Series and will be making it's premiere at Supanova Brisbane in April 2011.
2010 – Book rights for his second novel, Bloodline Of Darkness, are currently in negotiations.
In 2011, C.A.Milson will see his debut in the film industry with 2 films being shot in mid-2011.
Not So Ordinary Girl - A short film about love, betrayal, and office romance gone wrong.
The Telemarketers Show - A mockumentary web-series about the daily fun and hilarity that goes on inside one call center in Brisbane.
Later in 2011, Zagorodny Park will be his first full length horror feature film.
Also in 2011, Rise Of The Darkness will take on a new turn as New Zealand actor, James Fletcher, brings one of the characters to life in an all new book trailer! This trailer is not one to miss! Tune in to the Fanpage to find out more!
What's next for C.A.Milson? Keep watch on his Facebook Fanpage to find out.