Announcing The Librarian Reshelved

I’m so excited to share that my story, “The Great Burning”, has been published for the brand new anthology The Librarian Reshelved released by The Air and Nothingness Press! This anthology comes as a sequel to the wildly successful Kickstarter backed anthology The Librarian.

This anthology is only available in print and with a limited number of copies, printed in perfect bound paperback with French flaps. It will be limited to a 250 copy run. You can grab your copy here while it’s available.

The Librarian Reshelved

A collection of speculative fiction stories about the Librarian’s adventures roving through the multiverse getting in and out of trouble and paying people’s library fines.

The Librarian Reshelved is a continuing collection of speculative fiction stories about one Librarian’s adventures roving through the multiverse.

Grab your copy here:

Happy Release Day to A Beautiful Specimen

Every year I try to release a standalone short story that is more on the weird/bizarre side of horror. Sometimes it turns into a story about a woman out on the open sea trying to find answers to her mysterious past. And other times it turns into a horror scifi piece that definitely leans into the bizarre.

Inspired by the femme fatale stories I’ve loved and the disturbing science fiction stories out there, A Beautiful Specimen follows a woman with a dangerous secret.

A Beautiful Specimen

On one of the upper floors of an apartment complex downtown, Alice keeps a secret. It isn’t hidden in a closet or in a dresser drawer, but in a spacious bathtub. As she comes home from a long day of work and hangs up her keys, she hears it thumping against the porcelain in anticipation of her return.

Alice isn’t at all what she seems. Worse yet, she’s ready to move to the next stage.

Now available at your favorite online retailer for only $0.99.

Emporium Sale, Catstruck, and a New Short Story

October sure got away from me! After having some sort of event or show every weekend and followed up with a manuscript deadline, I’m just now getting back online again and doing more besides lurking! I’ve got several announcements and sales to share.

First up, it’s the start of a big 99cent sale for Emporium of Superstition! We were fortunate to nab a Bookbub promo for this beast of an anthology, and now readers get the benefit! This anthology of all-women horror authors was a big hit at Multiverse Con last month, I was only two copies away from selling out. Every story is based around a superstition, some more well known than others. This almost 600-page book is going to be on sale for a limited time, so grab it while you can.

Emporium of Superstition

Heed the warnings, or you could be next.

A society of Old Wives’ comes together in this collection of suspenseful stories. In between these pages, twelve authors draw on ancient tales your grandmothers warned you about. From demons living amongst humans, to ghosts lurking in the shadows, and even gods looming above, these recountings will surely inspire a fright.

Open the book, turn the page, for it may be the last thing you do.

Next up, Catstruck! I’m thrilled to share that Catstruck is now out in the world. Every story features cats from fantasy to horror to mystery. So there really is a story for everyone! The proceeds from this anthology are all donated to Tenth Life Cat Rescue. They provide veterinary care, foster homes, and adoptive placement to stray cats and kittens, prioritizing those with special needs. My short story, “Protector of Dreams”, features Mawr from the Stolen series and features a very unusual cat. The editor, Debbie Manber Kupfer, enjoyed my story so much that she chose it to read it at an event recently. And my goodness she did such a good job! Go give it a listen, it’s the first story on the episode.

Catstruck!

“Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit.” Lloyd Alexander

Delve into the world of all things feline in this anthology of tales of whimsy, courage and wonder.

“Protector of Dreams” read by Debbie Manber Kupfer

Finally, I have a new standalone short story coming out this month! I always try to release one as a standalone because I personally love reading short fiction like that. As an author, gives me the space to be super experimental, weird, and explore some dark themes. This one is a sexy weird horror scifi. See what I meant about experimental?

A Beautiful Specimen

On one of the upper floors of an apartment complex downtown, Alice keeps a secret. It isn’t hidden in a closet or in a dresser drawer, but in a spacious bathtub. As she comes home from a long day of work and hangs up her keys, she hears it thumping against the porcelain in anticipation of her return.

Alice isn’t at all what she seems. Worse yet, she’s ready to move to the next stage.

A Beautiful Specimen releases on 11/15 and is now available to pre-order for only $0.99!

Emporium of Superstition is Now Available

Ready for some spooky tales to celebrate the Halloween season? We have quite the tome for you!

Clocking in at almost 600 pages, the Emporium of Superstition features all women horror authors tackling superstitions from around the world. Ranging from truly horrific tales to a few tamer tales, this anthology is best read at night with the full moon overhead.

Early Praise

“From cats stealing your breath, to the misfortune of cracked mirrors, this tricky little trove of bite-sized horrors is candy for the superstitious, and will quench the craving for a Halloween treat.”
A.G. Howard, best-selling author of the Splintered Series

“This gorgeous, epic tome of dark fantasy and horror tales is absolutely unforgettable. Featuring established authors like Theresa Braun and Candace Robinson along with a number of promising newcomers, this book takes you on a journey through magic and the macabre. You don’t want to miss Emporium of Superstition. It’s sure to be one of the best anthologies of the year.”
—Gwendolyn Kiste, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Maidens and Reluctant Immortals

Emporium of Superstition

Heed the warnings, or you could be next.

A society of Old Wives’ comes together in this collection of suspenseful stories. In between these pages, twelve authors draw on ancient tales your grandmothers warned you about. From demons living amongst humans, to ghosts lurking in the shadows, and even gods looming above, these recountings will surely inspire a fright.

Open the book, turn the page, for it may be the last thing you do.

Warning: Some of these stories deal with topics that can be upsetting to some readers, including violence, death, miscarriage, loss, profanity, and more.

Buy Emporium of Superstition

Holiday Book Sale

To celebrate the release of Undertow, my third solo short story release, I’m putting my other solo short stories on sale for the holiday season!

This year has been an experimental journey in indie publishing, and I’ve learned so much along the way. I released my first self-published short story collection in October (The Impostor and Other Dark Tales) and I released Undertow yesterday. It’s been a difficult learning process at times, but I’m loving the freedom of being able to control pricing on my books even if it does take a lot of work on the backend.

Night Feeders is a weird western horror short story close to my heart. I do have a couple of drafts for a series of novels to continue this world, but they’ve been stuck in limbo for a few years. I hope to dust them off at some point and get them published, but Night Feeders would be the prequel to that series.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Charlene Kerringer is a love letter to film noir, only with fantasy humor mixed in. There’s something about a hardboiled detective having to deal with fantasy creatures that was a lot of fun to tackle. This is a standalone piece, but one that I had a blast writing.

For a limited time, you can grab both for only $0.99 wherever ebooks are sold! So grab your copy while you can!

Happy Holidays!

Night Feeders

There’s a bad sheriff in town.

It’s a dangerous existence living out in the Old West, but it’s even worse for supernatural entities. When a brothel of concerned vampires reaches out to the Agency for the Betterment of Supernatural Creatures for help, werewolf detective Colton Fen steps in to solve a disappearance.

Sheriff Ritters keeps a ghastly group of monsters underground to keep the impoverished people of Clarkville in line. Anyone foolish enough to cross his path is thrown to the creatures. Even werewolf detective Colton Fen might be out-matched by this vicious murderer.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Charlene Kerringer

A satirical take on a noir detective story, filled with talking babies, bizarre magic, and troublesome trolls.

Detective Harris is a private detective who is out of luck and out of cash. When a woman walks into his office in tears, he decides to take a gamble on what he assumes is an open and shut case. What he doesn’t realize is that nothing about this case is normal.