Last week was a bumper one for my publishing (mini) successes. I have a horror story, CHICKEN, In the Shrieks & Shivers anthology and a paranormal story in Twisted Tails IX
My CHICKEN story is a fun horror tale. You know that you can have fun with horror – just think Hot Fuzz and all the horror B movies. In this case two men decide to commit suicide together by not opening their parachute on a tandem dive. All goes well until one changes his mind on the way down – he’s chickening out, see? To read what happens you need to grab a copy from the above links.
The editor is Jeani Rector, who won the 2015 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll for best magazine /ezine editor. Plus – in her own words: “Very proud to announce that SHRIEKS AND SHIVERS FROM THE HORROR ZINE has made it to the Preliminary Ballot for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology.”
So I’m even more chuffed to be in this collection.
Eager to read CHICKEN or any of the other fine stories in this collection?
Shrieks and Shivers Kindle UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shrieks-Shivers-Horror-Zine-Garton-ebook/dp/B00P88O19U/
Twisted Tails IX Wunderkind
The Twisted Tails series of science fiction and fantasy stories are published by Double Dragon Publishing and edited by J. Richard Jacobs. Blessed am I to see my stories in other TT anthologies and of course my Science Fiction mystery novel, EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEE is published by DDP.
My short story in this Wunderkind (young person with a special – paranormal ability, but not the obvious superhero stuff) collection is called EIDOLON REDOUBT. It is about a young man who has prophetic abilities. He’s on guard on a British coastal watchtower in the early 1800s, looking out for French or even American warships sailing up the Bristol Channel. It was during my research for this story that I discovered more juicy stuff about the UK’s war with America and how most Americans think they won the final battle with England at New Orleans in 1815 but in fact the Brits beat them a little later at Fort Bowyer – by mistake, but then so was the Battle of Orleans! Details in my earlier blog at http://geoffnelder.com/1812-history-pride-and-hilarity/
FYI eidolon is a favourite fantasy word meaning idealized or ghostly and a redoubt is a small fortification usually on a cliff or hilltop.
If you now thirst for a read it is here >>
Paperback will be available now at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twisted-Tails-Wunderkind-Richard-Jacobs/dp/1523729384/
Another Somerset, historical fantasy story is my WIP. Clockwork is set in 1617 near Trudoxhill and features Sir Francis Bacon, John Napier’s dog and a strange capstan in the middle of a wood.
There are 6 of my stories floating about the universe of publishers and acquisition editors at the moment. My fantasy novel is being considered by Pendragon Press and two shorts are in the inbox for two competitions along with another being considered for the Sferics antho.
I have to admit that sales are trickling slower than lumpy custard for my ARIA trilogy but readers are good enough to be tweeting it and others liking it on facebook.
Links to buy ARIA and other of my books are on my Amazon author page
Geoff’s UK Amazon author pagehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Geoff-Nelder/e/B002BMB2XY
And for US readers http://www.amazon.com/Geoff-Nelder/e/B002BMB2XY
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