Lonesome Train

This anthology includes my Southern Gothic short story Momma Knows Best. It's about a girl having a difficult time appreciating her mother's advice. 

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Tales by the Tree

Tales by the Tree is a Christmas-themed anthology. My story, The Last Snowfall, is a bittersweet story of a young girl trying to deliver a special Christmas gift to her mother - and she's running short on time!

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Beyond the Shroud

This anthology is all about mummies! In my story, A Matter of Personal Taste, an archaeologist makes a startling discovery with the help of a local man. Coincidence? Set in western Egypt, this story will leave you hungry for more!

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Death and Decorations

Death and Decorations is a horror-themed Christmas anthology and a Top Ten Finisher in the 2016 P & E Reader's Poll! My tale, A Home for Christmas, is about a young street waif, Melanie, who sells her homemade Christmas ornaments to help feed her little sister—so she says. But her sister isn't the only one who's hungry!

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Human 76

My tale in this post-apocalyptic anthology is The Song of Aiden. It tells of Maeve, a young and naïve girl, who arrives from the barren Northlands to live with her cousin, Kendra. She is forced to grow up quickly, however, when a blossoming relationship ends tragically by confronting not only the dark forces of the Alliance, but Human 76 herself!

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Swords of Darkness

Swords of Darkness is all dragons, all the time! For this anthology, I wrote the The Sword of Hexworthy Manor. My lonely protagonist, Gwendolyn, can imagine almost anything—except what happens when her grandfather presents her with a prized family heirloom—a sword!

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Grimm & Grimmer: Volume III

This is an anthology of "revised" fairy tales! Mine is The Fisherman and His Wife. Here, Ralph and Wanda don't have the best life together, but they've learned to make do. When Ralph catches a magic fish, however, Wanda's greed has her barking up the wrong tree!

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Dead Men's Tales

My book: Skarett's Treasure. In it, life hasn't gone as Thomas had hoped, but when unforeseen circumstances bring him to the beautiful Maria's door, he thinks his luck has changed. It gets even better when, under Captain Skarett's command, he finds a valuable treasure. The way it all works out, however, is just a little hard to swallow!

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Tales from the Bully Box

In my story, One Above Zero, it takes a while for Brad to understand Zoe's health problems, but when he does, he not only makes a friend, he stops a bully.

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In Creeps the Night

Sometimes it's the kids who are wary and parents are the ones who are too trusting. Throw in an evening of trick-or-treating, and it all ends up being a pain for dear, old Dad! To find out how, read my story titled Little Monsters!

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Haiku of the Dead

Haiku of the Dead is a collection of zombie-themed haiku by Dreamscape Press. Yes, I have a haiku about zombies in this collection. I'm not sure I want to tell anyone. Unfortunately, this book s not available as an inexpensive e-book, only as a paperback. My contribution is called Hunting Season.

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Gothic Blue Book III: The Graveyard Edition

In my classically-styled poem Drunken Jack, a young lady remains true to her word—and Jack gets the short end of the stick!

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