Ha Ha! Made You Look!

’cause, you know, I’m just sneaky like that.

Here’s a new book. Everyone should go out and buy it RIGHT NOW. I’ve read a couple of the stories in it so far, and as with its sister books set in Illinois and New Jersey, it’ll definitely give you the creeps.

State of Horror North Carolina

State of Horror: North Carolina

Edited by Jerry E. Benns
Artwork by Natasha Alterici

Charon Coin Press

WHAT IS YOUR STATE OF HORROR?

The State of Horror series makes another stop on the tour of the United States. This time we visit the Tar Heel state—North Carolina. Come with us as we find out if the Grey Man truly brings warnings of impending forces of nature. Meet Alice, a visitor to the state who has a knack for picking the numbers in a game of Chicken Bingo. How far will a man go to find his beloved cat? What is the link between a dog and a transient? Ghosts visit the living, ancient entities come to collect their due, a unique neighborhood where things are not as they seem, and the realization that some monsters are of the human kind, are all stops along the tour.

Stories by: Nathanael Gass, Frank Larnerd, Randal Keith Jackson, Kathryn M. Hearst, Spencer Carvalho, Kenneth W. Cain, Frank J. Edler, Stuart Conover/Kerry Lipp, Susan Hicks Wong, Matt Andrew, L.J. Heydorn, Margaret L. Colton, and Armand Rosamilia

BUY IT HERE

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Pleasant Nightmares, creeps… and don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Coming Soon to a #Horror Shelf Near You!

I’ve been waiting for the go-ahead on this one for quite some time. I’m finally ready to show off now.

Remember how I had a story featured in The Big Bad: Anthology of Evil? Well, Volume 2 is almost here, and I’m in it again! This book just happens to house one of my favorite things I’ve ever written as well. The story is called “Skippin’ Stones”, and it’s the product of a sleepless night after meeting the devil in a dream. My brain works in some pretty strange ways.

The book is due out on 2/24, so everyone should be ready to run out and buy it right that minute. It’s a great collection, and one I’m proud to be part of. But since the book isn’t here yet, I’ll leave you with the awesometastic and super-creepy cover. I have to say…I’m in love.

Big Bad 2

Week O’ Releases: A Chimerical World

Day three brings you a two-book set! I don’t have a story in either of these, but the publisher is near and dear to me, AND my good friend Alexandra Christian has a story in volume 1. You all know I’m a huge fan of Miss Lexxx anyway, so I’m definitely going to hand you this one on a tray. Check ’em out!

A Chimerical World - Seelie Court

The Fey have been with us since the beginning, sometimes to our great joy but often to our detriment. Usually divided (at least by us silly humans) into two courts, the first volume of A Chimerical World focuses on the Seelie Court: the court we humans seem to view as the “good” faeries. But “good” and “evil” are human concepts and as alien to the Fey as their mindsets are to us.

Inside you will find 19 stories that delve into the world of the faeries of the Seelie Court, from authors both established and new, including George S. Walker, Eric Garrison, and Alexandra Christian.

But be warned: these faeries are nothing like Tinker Bell.

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A Chimerical World - Unseelie Court

The Fey have been with us since the beginning, sometimes to our great joy but often to our detriment. Usually divided (at least by us silly humans) into two courts, the second volume of A Chimerical World focuses on the Unseelie Court: the court we humans seem to view as the “evil” faeries. But “good” and “evil” are human concepts and as alien to the Fey as their mindsets are to us.

Inside you will find 19 stories that delve into the world of the faeries of the Unseelie Court, from authors both established and new, including Michael Shimek, Deedee Davies, and Nick Bryan.

But don’t be surprised if these faeries decide to play with their food.

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HARKEN TO THE SOUNDS OF BATTLE!

Ladies and Germs, it’s finally here…

THUNDER ON THE BATTLEFIELD IS FOR SALE!

Thunder on the Battlefield Cover Art

Volume 1: Sword   |  Volume 2: Sorcery

I’m so ridiculously proud of these books… you just have no idea. I’m honored to be a part of this project, and have never been happier to announce that I’m published again. Seriously, though, these books are amazing. I’ve read a few of the stories in them already (because I know like EVERYBODY in them), and I’m astounded by the amount of talent contained within these pages. And we have an ultra-awesome editor for these things: James R. Tuck.  If you haven’t read it stuff, you should definitely pick it up too, because he’s a kickass writer and all around great guy.

These books are definitely worth a look – inside you’ll find stories from Selah Janel, Stephen Zimmer, John F. Allen, Jay Requard, M.B. Weston, Brady Allen, Steven Shrewsbury, D.A. Adams, and a host of other amazing authors.

While you’re going, be sure to check out all the other authors and their amazing work!

Where I Am & Where I’ll Be

Mornin’ Creeps.

It’s been a bit, hasn’t it? As you out there in this digital wonderland might be able to imagine, the closing of my premier publisher has thrown me for a bit of a loop. It was, in a word, frustrating. But it’s perfectly okay… I’m picking up and moving forward, and I’m not going to let it stop me.

I’ve still got a few things alive and kicking, and as long as my name is out in the world, y’all won’t be getting rid of me so easily.

Tomorrow, for example.

I’ll be at the Barnes & Noble at Forest Acres in Columbia, SC for a book signing. Yep, little old me at a real, old-fashioned book signing with tables and pens and real books and everything! In a bookstore no less! Surprised? Yeah. Tell me about it. I’m so giddy I’m about to come out of this chair!

Oh, I should probably give you the details. It’s for this book:

Big Bad Cover

I’ll be there with John Hartness, James Tuck, Jay Requard, Eden Royce, Darin Kennedy, and a host of other contributors to sign copies, talk about the book, and be my usual charming half-redneck self. Come on down! It’ll be a blast.

We’ll be here tomorrow (7/13) from 4:00-6:00 PM:

Barnes & Noble – Midtown at Forest Acres

Richland Fashion Mall

3400 Forest Drive

Columbia, SC 29204

So yeah, y’all should come see me!

I’m also going to be at Fandom Fest in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of the month. Panel schedules aren’t quite complete yet, but you should definitely come check that out as well. It’s going to be a massive ordeal this year. We’ve got Stan Lee, William Shatner, Gene Simmons, and a host of others waiting in the wings from all those popular things like Torchwood, The Walking Dead, and Firefly.  My inner fangirl is about to lose her mind.

More details next week. And now that we’re past the blatant cries for attention and affection portion of this post…

Just a few housekeeping things and I’ll let you get back to your regularly scheduled day:

1. Thunder on the Battlefield – just saw the cover art and it is freaking amazing. I want to blow it up and lay it on the floor and roll around on it.

2. Haunted – Has a new home with Mocha Memoirs Press. Bobby and his demons shall return shortly, folks.

3. I’m still in the running for a spot in Scott Sandridge’s Heroes’ Best Friend anthology too! Miko, my talking feline detective, made it past the first round and may yet have a home after all this time!

4. The Soul Collectors: Still no word from the Seventh Star crew. Devil’s Daughter is part of that, so with the dissolution of NBP, Lydia is homeless for the time being. Don’t worry, kids…she’ll be just fine. She’s got the Devil in her corner, after all.

5. Lost in the Shadows: Remember me talking about a project between Selah Janel and myself? Well, this is it, kids. We’ve put together a collection of about forty short stories from all walks of literary life. We’re talking fantasy, fairies, horror, sci-fi, and all those weird, formless and in-between things. It started as a small project where we were going to self-publish some of the short stuff left over from NBP, and then it grew. We realized we had all this stuff neither of us would likely find homes for, and it’s unusual and interesting and… well, we’re looking at a full-blown book. We’re over 65,000 words and 200 pages at this point and I’m still formatting.  The cover art is complete and we’re down to the compilation wire. If I could just get her to quit writing stories that I feel compelled to respond to, we might actually have a book to give you. We’re coordinating cover reveals and release dates for both eBook and print, so keep an eye out.

So that’s where I am. I toldja I was busy, Margaret!