My publisher revealed this glorious cover yesterday and I am even more excited now for the upcoming release. It is gorgeous and haunting and mysterious. But best of all is seeing my name on the cover. (Call me narcissistic but it’s a first so I’m going to celebrate it!)
The cover artist is Carter Reid, creator of The Zombie Nation web comic.
One of the unique elements of this anthology is that every author either is from, or has lived in, Utah – including the cover artist. The theme draws every story together around one of the most recognizable and distinguishable landmarks in the state but the stories are still extremely diverse, showcasing some amazing talent the state houses. I can’t wait for you all to read it!
In a creepy side note that thrills me beyond compare… I am the thirteenth story in the collection. My lucky number!
Remember a few months ago when I’d just submitted a story and was struggling with the fear of rejection? You win some and you lose some in this business and this time resulted in an acceptance. It isn’t the first horror story I’ve had accepted but my first publisher has yet to publish my creepy bug story. Apparently that happens? I’m learning patience with this whole publishing endeavor. But I digress…
My story “Baby of the Lake” will appear in the upcoming “It Came From the Great Salt Lake” anthology from Griffin Publishers. Release date is scheduled for early February. This will be an eclectic collection of short stories from many talented authors that I’m honored to be included with.
If you’re like me, you’re dying for a sneak peek… And because I don’t like to wait I will do my best not to let any of my fans wait too long either. Here’s a little snippet to whet your whistle:
An invisible force weighed down her hands. She struggled again, but every muscle refused to respond as if she were an insect stuck in amber.
Not this, please. This was worse than a nightmare.
She screamed, as hard as she could. She heard it in her head, but her lips refused to part. It was like someone had forced her jaw open and shoved handfuls of cotton halfway down her throat then sealed her lips. She screamed again, harder this time. The scream echoed inside her head, but nothing escaped her lips.
May this little teaser satisfy your curiosity enough for a couple of months.
I know how hard it is to wait. I’m currently waiting to see what the cover is going to look like and the suspense is killing me!
Many of you, more than I ever dreamed of, begged for more when my first story came out. Wait no more, I have another publishing soon. Here’s a sneak peek at the cover, with my name on it!
This latest story, Fly On The Wall, is a horror story guaranteed to make you squirm; or so my beta readers tell me. You can get a digital copy or a print version when the magazine comes out next month. Like the Facebook page HERE to stay informed, and I’ll share links once they are available.
I was going to write a big post about what is happening with my story in the anthology* releasing next month. But, then the publisher wrote this great article. I’m just going to point you all to it so you can hear directly from the source.
Secrets and Doors Anthology – Coming Soon.
It has been such an honor to be part of this project with The Secret Door Society. There are amazing stories for everyone to enjoy and we get to help in the cause for a very common but terrible disease.
Next up: the cover reveal sometime next week! Stay tuned…
*Anthology = a fancy term for a collection of short stories. A great way to sample the work of many authors to determine if you like their style enough to pick up an entire novel.