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Okay, it's time for some major decisions for the group. We need dependable volunteers (We'll wave membership fees) to get everything moving. We need to begin with membership fees which are at half price.
1. We need someone to head up the Yaggie nominations. (organize them and make sure they are available to be read.) 2. And we need someone to organize four groups of three judges. We will begin this year with Best First Novel, Best Novel, Best Cover Art and Best Poem. 3. We need someone to begin and work a beta reader group for authors to share issues and get feedback. * We can't do it without you!
Is it just me or does this cover make you stop and look at each little item? This is one spooky cover. published by Writer's Prison, it's a book I have been meaning to dive into. The owners of this press are devoted to horror and if the cover is anything like the stories, then we have a winner! KAT DUNSMORE!!!!
There are dark, dilapidated houses in the woods waiting for unsuspecting visitors to happen upon them and venture inside. There are infernal beings masquerading as human; and the impact they have on those they encounter is often too terrible to be believed.
“James Carlson’s stories are both lyrical and horrific. Within the tales are spiritual battles between good and evil, but Carlson doesn’t rely on simple moralizing; instead, he allows his characters to experience, and sometimes overcome the excruciating suffering that all humans must face. An impressive collection.”
—Jon Bassoff, author of CAPTAIN CLIVE’S DREAMWORLD
James G Carlson
James G. Carlson is an author of horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy. His short stories have appeared in various anthologies from small presses. Two collections of his dark fiction have been published through Terror Tract -- SEVEN EXHUMATIONS and THE EVER-DESCENDING STAIRCASE
-- as well as a sci-fi horror western novella titled THE LEGION MACHINE. From the weird state of Pennsylvania, Carlson drinks too much coffee and writes at a desk surrounded by animals and family in the mad zoo he calls home.
In an old warehouse in Pennsylvania, a dark and terrible secret is shown to a researcher of spiritual phenomena.
Monsters roam the wilds of America, all spawned by a strange being whose cycle of breeding, feasting, and nesting is interrupted by a small-town police officer, a cyber investigator, and a revenge-seeking father.
A teenage boy without family or a home encounters tragedy and horror in the snowy woods, where the threshold between human reality and the impossible is guarded by an unlikely creature.
A collection of spine-tingling paranormal horror short stories including:
STUCK THAT WAY where a boy in a parallel universe plays a forbidden game and finds himself stuck in an unfamiliar place. Link to FREE audio version provided in eBook version.
Reader’s comments from Twitter:
“What a great story- a futuristic version of the warnings my mother has when someone made a face around her.”
“Wow, great write! It reminded me of my childhood and hearing ‘stop making that face or it’s going to get stuck like that’ lol.”
SOMETHING LURKING Parts 1, 2, & 3 combined and the winner of Coffee House Writers “Most Views” for September 2019 about a creature is lurking in the woods, watching and waiting for the perfect moment.
Reader’s comments from CHW website:
“This is amazing...”
“...detail was amazing, I actually felt like I was there...”
“This is riveting!”
“Fabulous! This story just gets better and better! I love it!”
BY INDUCTION about a woman who writes names on scraps of paper and tucks them in her freezer. A foolish old wives’ tale her husband professed. I wonder what he thinks now?