February 14th, 2020, this collection of short stories is releasing; in digital and paperback editions from Dark Books Press. Every story included was a labor of love. Many stories included have pushed me into genres I hadn’t written before and I’m proud that I have been able to stretch my legs on the individual projects that came together in this beautifully detailed anthology.
This is a horror short-story collection. Meaning though not all stories will stir fear, but have horror elements. Stories cover many genre tropes such as dark fantasy, sci-fi, post-apocalyptic/dystopia, serial killers, ghost stories, demon possessions, urban fantasy, magic, and re-telling of myths/legends.
As my career moves forward, I know that not all publishers I work for or will are always going to grant me the ability to do the work for myself on my personal projects through them. This means that formatting or graphics may not be in my control in the same way they currently are. This project and this publisher have allowed me to.
So far, the information about this collection is that it will include Human Ouija. This is a collection signed to the wonderful press Dark Books Press publishing company and will be the continuing of a project originally discussed and was in progress when the doors closed at Burning Willow Press. I had already begun collecting short stories, polishing stories, and reworking several unfinished or finished works that needed to be adjusted for publication more.
As of right now, this collection has moved into the editing phase. I still do not have a date for the release as this post goes live, but the publisher and myself have high hopes of it coming out sooner rather than later.
Contents of collection so far:
Just Underneath (psychological thriller)
A Farmhouse Haunting (ghost story)
The Gaze of Destruction (post-apocalypse vampire tale)
The Owls (Sci-fi horror)
Human Ouija (Paranormal) (Bestselling and Award-winning short story)
The Painting of Martel (supernatural, possession, serial-killer)
A Man Named Sowder (psychological ghost story)
The Clockwork Children (supernatural, emotional)
Readers may recognize many of these stories. Several have been published in other anthologies, mainly in the Crossroads in the Dark series that was published by Burning Willow Press. The Clockwork Children has never been published before. There are a few more stories I want to add to round the collection out, but this is up to my publisher.