Chris Duggan has made his living as a writer in the journalism and public relations industries since 1989 and is currently public relations coordinator at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, where he lives with his two kids. He earned an MFA in writing from Lindenwood in 2012 and has since been rejected by some of the finest literary journals in the country. His work has appeared in Stymie Magazine and the Fast Forward Press anthology Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse. His story, “Her Favorite Color,” was adapted for Denver’s Stories on Stage Project in 2012, and his story, “The Release Point,” was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s spring 2014 Family Matters contest. In his spare time, he enjoys running and playing vintage base ball, which represents the game as it was played in 1860.
About the author:
L.J. Launer is a writer and historian who grew up in St. Charles, Missouri. He is a graduate of St. Charles West High School and holds a BA in Mass Communications from Lindenwood University. He has researched and written history for various historical publications in St. Charles and in the Pacific Northwest. He has also been a sportswriter covering minor league and high school sports for various publications and web sites in the Midwest and the Great Lakes. He currently lives in St. Peters, Missouri. This is his first novel.
Sherrie Hill was born in Southeastern Illinois, near Hickory Hill (The Old Slave House). Her grandmother and great-aunts instilled the importance of knowing the past. The teaching tools they used were storytelling and piling the children in the back of an old pickup truck and hitting the back roads, on what would usually be the hottest, driest, dustiest days of summer, to visit the old country settlements of their youth. (‘Visiting’ meant driving by, telling stories and stopping if there was still an old country store that sold ‘ice cold’ Coca Cola, then heading off to the next settlement.) Growing up in a time when children were to be ‘seen and not heard’ lends to a lot of listening.
The Witch of Devil’s Woods [Kindle Edition]
James Baack (Author), Eric S. Brown (Author)
Decades ago, in the ancient village of Crooked Hollow, the townspeople condemned a hideous and unholy witch to torture and death. Fulfilling her dying promise, she would return from the pits of Hell, in an attempt to take her revenge and destroy those that stood against her – only to be defeated again.
Now… She has come once more to fulfill her dark and twisted vision, to wreak bloody havoc on the innocent descendants of her long-gone persecutors. And this time she has the aid of a coven of deranged and bloodthirsty killers!
The Witching Hour is drawing closer…
A NERVE-FREEZING EXPERIMENT IN SMALL-TOWN BACKWOODS TERROR FROM THE MINDS THAT BROUGHT YOU STRAWS, TERROR OF THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN, BLOOP, AND DRACULA’S ORGY OF THE DAMNED!
Waters of Darkness [Kindle Edition]
David C. Smith (Author), Joe Bonadonna (Author), Janet Slike (Editor), Dawné Dominique (Illustrator)
Bloody Red Buchanan and Crimson Kate O’Toole sail against the tides of Hell.
1640. The Age of Pirates. Bloody Red Buchanan and Crimson Kate O’Toole sail for eastern seas and the Isle of Shadow, looking for treasure. Their galleons take them into the tides of Hell. More of their crews die than stay alive as they fight the ancient sorcery of an undying priest of Dagon and the sorcerer with efreet who follow his commands. The seas will fill with blood, and Hell will scream with the freshly dead, before these pirates fight their way free of the evils they have loosed.