Erinn L. Kemper
Fractious Fairy Tales by Jessica Palmer will be released by Parallel Universe Publications in January 2018. A collection of 30 stories where Jack’s beanstalk is not what it seems. Meanwhile Rumpelstiltskin wanders through all the wrong fairy tales in search of the right castle. Tir na nog is located on another planet far, far away where elves become rowdy gods for later inhabitants. Courtship has comic results. Modern day gnomes live in the London Underground, and the fantasies of an earlier era and the present day collide.
Hell’s Bells: Wicked Tunes, Mad Musicians and Cursed Instruments. Mozart finds an unexpected ally in Hell. A belly dancer’s bargain leads to shocking results. Pagan rituals endure in an out-of-the-way church. Featuring stories by Rayne Hall, Jonathan Broughton, Bruce Memblatt, April Grey, Tracie McBride, Jake T.S. Wryte, Phillip T. Stephens, Mitch Sebourn, Charie D. La Marr, V. Peter Collins, Oliver Baer, Pamela Walker, and Pamela Turner. Edited by April Grey. Contact Lafcadio Press/Avril Dannenbaum, email@example.com, 212-25-6249 for review copies and authors’ bios. Published by Lafcadio Press, December 2017.
Kyla Lee Ward is pleased to report the sale of her article “A Shared Ambition – Horror Writers in Horror Fiction” to Midnight Echo #12, due December 2017. While she is at it, Kyla is also pleased that her new poem, “Tattered Livery,” will be appearing in Weirdbook #37, also due December 2017.
Gerry Griffiths is proud to announce that his novel, Down from Beast Mountain, has been published by Severed Press and is now available. A beast with a grudge has come down from the mountain to terrorize the townsfolk of Porterville. The once sleepy town is suddenly wide awake as the local sheriff and game warden frantically investigate the brutal slayings and follow the blood trail they hope will eventually lead them to the monstrous killer. But they better hurry and stop the carnage before the census taker has to come out and change the population sign on the edge of town to zero.
Lisa Morton is reporting the following sales: “The Ultimate Halloween Party App” to Stephen Jones for The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories; “Sextant of the Madagascar” to Nate Pedersen for The Dagon Collection; and “Dementia and the Writer” to John Joseph Adams for an installment of “The H-Word” column at Nightmare Magazine.
Sheri White’s story, “Waves of Insanity,” will be published as part of The Ladies of Horror Flash Project on Nina D’Arcangela’s blog. Also, her story, “Blind Man’s Bluff,” will be included in Issue #36 (Undead 2017) of The Sirens Call (http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/index.html).
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