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Cover Reveal

From the minds of Writers, Poets, and Deviants, comes the next terrifying anthology — “Creepies 3 – Nightmares on Deviant Street“.

This edition is creepy stories, which is something we do best. I’ve contributed two of my finest new works to this book, and I’m very proud of them. But I’m also eager to read what everyone else dreamt up in their twisted nightmares! If you enjoy the stories I’ve shared from time to time, I anticipate you will like this book a lot.

But stay tuned, publication doesn’t happen instantly and it’s not available quite yet. It will be published sometime early in fall of 2019. Don’t worry — I’ll let you know when and where you can get it.

Reminder – If you need more fresh fiction in your life, you can check out my new series on Patreon under my pen name –
I’d sure love to have more loyal fans and subscribers – it would move me further toward my eventual goal of being a self-sustaining author – which would mean I’d have more time and resources to create more and better fiction.

Patreon Launch!

Upcoming Character in #HeroesOfDolantia

Exciting news – I’ve launched a new pen-name — Willa Greenstone — and begun posting my new series on Patreon.

Why Patreon, you ask? Well, because it offers me a lot of features that I want, in an easier format for me to use. Which means I get to spend more time creating stories. And you, the fan, get exclusive early access to new stories as they’re being created!

Additionally, subscribers will get all sorts of special features like flash fiction, character sketches, dragon pictures, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of my creative process. So come on past – it doesn’t hurt to look. Stay if you like what you see.

Holiday Anthology goes on sale!

Tinsel Tales 2

Another fine anthology in the Writers, Poets, and Deviants collection. This book features twisted holiday tales — inside, you will find more than just Christmas stories. WPaD is proud to present our favorite fiction from holidays all year round, from Halloween to Arbor Day, ranging from sentimental to a bit on the dark side. An entertaining read for any season.

My contribution is a horrifying little tale from the darkside, titled Krampusnacht. You can’t run from a guilty conscience. Krampus will always find you.

I have to admit, trying to write a holiday story was tough for me. Maybe because I’ve never been a big fan of the super-sweet stories that abound during this season. I have nothing against the holidays, I enjoy the renewed companionship of family and friends as much as the next person. But it’s just not my style for storytelling. So this is not any sort of typical, heartwarming tale of magic and gifts and coming home. It’s the dark side of the coin — a cautionary tale against caring too much about oneself and not enough for others.

Krampus, after all, is said to kidnap and punish naughty children.

Weirder Tales on sale now

Weirder Tales cover

A new book of short stories by WPaD is out, and it features two more of my stories.

The first is titled “Collect Lucky Treasure”. Two friends play a friendly game of AD&D. But when they decide to go for the special bonus treasure, they flip the lucky golden coin and get more adventure than they bargained for.

The second is a short piece title simply “Jim” that I wrote in response to a flash fiction writing prompt. What would you do if you got a postcard from a friend whose funeral you attended just last week?

Check out these and more stories, available from Amazon.

New stories on the horizon

I have 2 stories slated for publication in the upcoming new anthology from WPaD. One of them you can sneak-preview today — in my Flash fiction section — Jim.

The title of the next anthology is… (drum roll)

“Weirder Tales: An Omnibus of Odd Ditties” by Writers, Poets and Deviants

I’ll post a link when it is available for sale.

Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe: WPaD Science Fiction

Two of my stories are published in this new anthology. Please check them out, if you haven’t seen it. You can find it in a variety of places. For succinctness, I’ll link the amazon site here.

My first story is “POD” – about efforts to terraform an ocean planet.

My second story is “Spectrum” – a futuristic ghost story with heart.