I have a very exciting announcement today.
As you know, I have been stocking my indie press, Two Tales, with my own short stories exclusively. But no more!
On September 28, we are releasing the first Two Tales Press Anthology — DEAD ENDS: Stories from the Gothic South — featuring 13 original stories by 13 incredible authors.
And even more fun, this is a themed anthology. I’ve said a million times how original and creative writers are. You can give 13 writers the same picture and they’ll give you 13 different stories. I decided to put my money where my mouth is when I saw this picture:
I approached some of my writer friends with the concept of writing a short story based on this photo, with the caveat that the story be gothic in nature and related to the south in some way. This all-star lineup proved my thesis perfectly. Their stories were so inventive and fun, creepy and profound, I decided to write one of my own to join in the fun!
Here are the wonderful authors whose stories appear in DEAD ENDS:
- Jeff Abbott
- Helen Ellis
- Patti Callahan Henry
- Amanda Stevens
- Paige Crutcher
- Dana Chamblee Carpenter
- Laura Benedict
- Bryon Quertermous
- Dave White
- Lisa Morton
- David Bell
- J.T. Ellison
- Ariel Lawhon
And here’s more about DEAD ENDS itself, which is now available for Pre-Order in ebook! (print pre-order available soon)
Look at this picture. Tell me what you see…
The American South is rife with stories of a haunted past—especially its houses. In this eclectic and impressive collection, thirteen novelists were asked to build their tales around the photo of a dilapidated mansion. They were given two requirements—the house must appear in the story, and it should be a Southern Gothic tale. And they delivered.
From childish demons to a mad novelist, from the Mississippi delta to the Appalachians, this collection from emerging voices and New York Times bestselling authors explores what happens when secrets that lie beneath the dust are disturbed—and our worst nightmares begin.
Darkness lurks behind every corner, especially dead ends.
I can’t wait to get this incredible book into your hands. It will be available in both print and ebook September 28. You can request the physical book from your local indies, too! Just in time for Halloween reading….