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The Seers’ Table – September 2019

The Seers Table

The Seers TableKate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

I always like to head into fall with a lot of spooky reading, and we have so many recommendations this month! Happy September, everyone; time get working on those Halloween costumes and those scary stories!

Linda Addison recommends:

Marc L. Abbott and Steven Van Patten created Hell at the Way Station, a collection of horror stories about two Brooklyn horror writers who meet up for drinks and a little adventure and end up in a lot more trouble than they bargained for.

The Seers’ Table August 2019

The Seers Table

The Seers Table

Linda Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

August contains National Friendship Day; why not make buddies with some new creators!

Kate Jonez introduces:

Nzondi (Ace Antonio Hall), born July 4, 1966, is an American urban fantasy and horror writer. He is best known as the creator of Sylva Slasher, a teenage zombie slasher who also raises the dead for police investigations. His nonfiction book, Lord of the Flies: Fitness for Writers, was published by Omnium Gatherum. Nzondi’s latest speculative fiction novel, The Oware Mosaic, is coming

The Seers’ Table July 2019

Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

We have some hot summer reading for you at The Seers’ Table this month!

Linda Addison Recommends:

Tish Jackson grew up in the Bay Area and started writing in elementary school. She went on to crafting murder mysteries in high school, and the love of writing stuck. After graduating from an HBCU in New Orleans, she moved back home and continued writing, including a contribution to Brandon Massey’s Whispers in the Night: Dark Dreams III. Her story, “Cheaters,” is included in the 2017 Bram Stoker Award®-Nominated anthology Sycorax’s Daughters

The Seers’ Table June 2019

Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

Linda Addison recommends:

Michelle R. LaneInvisible ChainsMichelle R. Lane writes dark speculative fiction about women of color who battle their inner demons while falling in love with monsters. Her work includes elements of fantasy, horror, romance, and occasionally erotica. In January 2015, Michelle graduated with an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Her short fiction appears in the anthologies Dark Holidays and Terror Politico: A Screaming World in Chaos. She lives in South Central Pennsylvania with her son.

In July, Haverhill House will release her novel, Invisible Chains, a …

The Seers’ Table May 2019

The Seers Table

Linda Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

May contains Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of victory; challenge the mundane and check out some new creators!

Janet Holden introduces:

Amanda Lovelace – Growing up a word-devourer and avid fairy tale lover, it was only natural that Lovelace began writing books of her own, and so she did. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found waiting for pumpkin spice coffee to come back into season and binge-watching GILMORE GIRLS. (Before you ask: Team Jess all the way.) The

The Seers’ Table April 2019

The Seers Table

Linda Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

April contains Earth Day; why not discover some ultra-earthly creators!

Ace Antonio Hall introduces:

     Akwaeke Emezi was born and raised in Nigeria. They received their MPA from New York University and was awarded a 2015 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship. Emezi also won the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa. Freshwater is their phenomenal debut novel.

Recommended work: Freshwater (Grove/Atlanta, Inc., 2018) ISBN: 0802128998, 9780802128997

About the book: Ada has always been unusual. As an infant in southern Nigeria, she is

The Seers’ Table March 2019

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Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

Linda Addison Recommends:

Nibedita Senis is a queer Bengali writer, editor, and gamer from Calcutta. She acquired several English degrees in India before deciding she wanted an MFA, too, and that she was going to move halfway across the world for it. She’s a graduate of Clarion West 2015, and her work has appeared in Anathema: Spec from the Margins, Podcastle, Nightmare (June 2018, Issue #69), and Fireside. These days, she can be found in New York City, where she

The Seers’ Table February 2019

The Seers Table!

Linda Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

February contains National Freedom Day, so free your mind by reading something different!

Theresa Derwin introduces Aaron Dries

By day, Aaron Dries works as a mental health and homelessness case manager. By night, he writes fiction to keep his sanity. His novels include House of Sighs and its sequel The Sound of His Bones Breaking, Where The Dead Go To Die (co-authored with Mark Allan Gunnells), A Place For Sinners, and The Fallen Boys. His short fiction has been

The Seers’ Table – January 2019

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Janet Holden, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

In the northern hemisphere the days are short, the nights are long, while down south the summer season approaches. What better time to curl up with a good book or watch a good movie? Here are our suggestions for January.

Janet Holden suggests

Laura Purcell is a former bookseller and lives in Colchester with her husband and pet guinea pigs. Her first novel for Raven Books, The Silent Companions, won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award 2018 and featured in both

The Seers’ Table – December 2018

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Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

Happy December!

Just in time for your holiday shopping, our Seers’ Table brings you some creepy, wonderful reading!

Linda Addison recommends: Zig Zag Claybourne.

Zig Zag Claybourne grew up watching The Twilight Zone and considers himself a better person for it. His fiction and essays have appeared in Apex, Strange Horizons, Vex Mosaic, Stupefying Stories, UnCommon Origins, The City (a cyberfunk anthology), and more. He loves promoting great art and posing the Great Questions, such as whether or not anybody can ever be

The Seers Table November 2018

Linda Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

November contains National Pizza Day; enjoy new work with your meal!

Andrew Wolter recommends

Larissa Glasser is a librarian, genre writer, and queer trans woman from Boston. Her short fiction has appeared in Wicked Haunted (New England Horror Writers), Tragedy Queens: Stories inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath (Clash Books), Procyon Science Fiction Anthology 2016 (Tayen Lane Publishing), and The Healing Monsters, Volume One (Despumation Press).

Larissa co-edited Resilience: Surviving in the Face of Everything, a collection of stories by …

The Seers’ Table October 2018

The Seers Table!

Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

We have some creepy reading to take you up to Halloween!

Linda Addison recommends

Brian Barr is a fiction author of novels, short stories, and comics. Along with Chuck Amadori, Barr is the co-creator and co-writer of Empress, a comic book series with art by Sullivan Suad, Zilson Costa, Marcelo Salaza, Geraldo Filho, and Matheus Bronca. He is NOT the author of God’s Plan for Us, written by a different Brian Barr.

His debut novel is Carolina Daemonic, Book

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