Good News for Dead People

The second civil war has come to America, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are riding. Good News for Dead People is a short story collection about what happens in the time between twilight and pure darkness. Set in an alternate reality that is both far away and uncomfortably close, runaway climate change, war, and scarcity lurk around every corner while anarchy reigns supreme. Follow a psychopath fresh out of prison, a thyroid patient searching for pills, and a Senator’s shroom-obsessed son, among others, as they navigate the dangers of a bizarre world that is hostile to life itself. See war and collapse from perspectives never explored, from genesis to the bitter end.

Meet Jamie Waters

Jamie lives in Appalachia, where they enjoy gaming, reading, and being reclusive.

The Girls Of Lakeview Academy

Catherine Jordan is an operative for a secret organisation that hunts down evil. When assigned this mission she felt as if she’d been shot in the chest, yet another agent missing without a trace. How can highly trained secret operatives disappear, and how could she investigate when it’s as if they never existed? Teamed up with a former Navy Seal, their faint lead takes them to a private all girls school.

This mission makes not only her skin crawl but brings out a suppressed primal fear. Evil spirits that can only possess the bodies of the dead, like invading a shell, the shell being a human body, a ghost-like demon. Far worse than zombies and vampires … they are the Vetala.

This Pop Culture Horror treads where other thrillers dare not. The Hindu’s mythological creature becomes a reality, snatching bodies of youthful beautiful girls they have freshly murdered. Utilising those pristine corpses, the intelligent ghouls attack in pairs, an ongoing cycle to gather and create an army of bodies consumed by Vetala.

They have to act quickly before the whole school is slowly taken over by the snake-like spirits. In their attempts to protect the innocent adolescent students from being killed by Vetala, do the hunters become the hunted? Is Catherine next?

It’s all about the quick and the dead!


Meet Lee Cushing

Lee Cushing is a paranormal thriller author and a lifelong fan of the occult. Having become obsessed with supernatural folklore and the world of horror from an early age, Lee has spent years studying tales of the occult and immersing himself in stories of otherworldly phenomenon. He’s also the owner of a number of vampire and horror-related groups in Facebook, where fellow fans of the supernatural come together to celebrate and discuss all things paranormal.
His debut novel, Voodoo Mambo, blends high-stakes action and shadowy agencies with a dark underworld of demonic creatures and their insidious plots to attack humanity. Lee draws his inspiration from classic horror movies – including Hammer and Universal – as well as beloved TV shows including Doctor Who, Supernatural, The Avengers, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

The House On Dogbone St.: The Story Of A Resilient Woman Who Overcomes Limitations, Breaks Generational Abuses And Ultimately Triumphs

In The House on Dogbone St., Julia Duthie takes us on a walk through the tumultuous life she was destined to endure.The feeling of treading on eggshells for the little girl who had no choice but to navigate one of the most dreadful paths that life could offer, displaying her resilience and go-getter attitude no matter what obstacle was thrown her way, is fascinating. We cannot blame her for being naive in some circumstances as the two people meant to protect her were in a world of their own. One, in a depressive trance, while the other was never fully present.

However, from start to end, her story is a lesson for every one of us. Ignorance takes no blame in this journey as Julia made the best of what she had and what she thought to be right. It is the advantage taken by elders and those who camouflaged their real personas that are the actual culprits of a life filled with scars at every turn. How she turned those dents into beautiful blooms is the intrigue of it all. Walk her path through this great rendition to encounter neighbours and teachers who stood in the shadows and shed a slight reflexion of hope toward her direction, never knowing how much it would finally mean to her and what she would eventually become.

Although it is a triumph to be celebrated, the unwelcome demons she collected along the way sometimes threaten to manifest themselves and take her back to a state of defeat. But will she follow suit? Find out in her extraordinary memoir.


Meet Julia Duthie

Julia lives in Surrey with her two children, her partner Kathryn and her Beagle, Brodie. Over the years, she has both built and led numerous businesses, has been an artist and nurtured other artists in the competitive world of the music industry. She has also had the privilege of living and working in the US and India. Given she started her career at a local leisure centre; a job she took in order to use its laundry facilities to wash her own clothes, her origin story is something of an enigma.

TRAUMA BONDS

Lizbeth Shannon must escape Skid Row and stall her descent into madness.

But not before severing the trauma bonds shackling her to an early grave.

In the fall of 2005, devils chased Liz Shannon across nightmarish acres and deep into the bowels of hell. Not actual devils, only personal demons. And hell meant the seediest underbelly of L.A., where she walked among clever predators and outright ghouls. Discarded and homeless after her girlfriend, Dell—a hospice nurse—finally grew a spine and tossed the “energy vampire” out the door and smack into the jaws of the street wolves.

But Lizbeth isn’t really a vampire. Forget the pale skin, sharp bite, and a life spent roaming through the gloaming hours. Depraved conditions fell upon her early, as they do to many who end up deformed by circumstance.

And yet, an inexplicable bond remains between the two women—an otherworldly connection—a cord that cannot be severed, no matter the fraying threads. Still, Dell can’t root through the ugly places or prevent her love from hitting bottom.

Only Liz can battle the fiends and avoid the abyss.

First, she must dig her inner child from the ruins. But the weight of history hovers, like the sword of Damocles, eager to generate more debris—and crush them both to smithereens.

***This book, previously published as Dig Up Through Within, deals with mature themes of trauma and abuse.

★★★★★ “Masterfully written.” ~ J. Adams


Meet Katherine Carlson

Katherine Carlson loves to write about the perpetual chase. About outrunning and outwitting the demons, always closing the gap and ready to strike. She loves to hide her characters in gnarly trees and plunk them into hostile mazes. She remains obsessed with the transformative journey of survivors—lost in the woods or lost to addictions.

How to Teach Kids to be Kind to Gay People

***** UPDATED JULY 2022 *****

This quick-read handbook focuses on LGBTQ equality by providing instructions for parents to teach kids how to be an LGBTQ+ ally. You’ll find step-by-step guidance for:

– Subtly learning your child’s true opinion of LGBTQ equality
– Responding to common LGBTQ questions
– Explaining the ABCs of LGBTQ
– Selecting family media that supports respect for the LGBTQ community
– Raising kind kids
– Learning how to talk so kids will listen

All instructions are written succinctly. Unlike typically long-winded parenting books, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Parent Guidebooks are intentionally concise to help busy parents find answers quickly.

Note: DEI is NOT going away – it’s time to prepare children for their future.


Meet Trish Allison

Raising two children in a 1990s same-sex family (way before modern “acceptance”), gave Trish a unique perspective on the importance of teaching kids that EVERYONE deserves kindness and respect.

She combined her experience as a parent of two grown equality-enlightened kids, her career as a technical/procedural writer, hundreds of hours of child psychology research, a degree in English from U.C. Berkeley, and a long-ignored passion to write something meaningful — into a collection of social-justice parenting handbooks.

The Vampire & The Virgin

Holly Decker is the daughter of a notorious vampire slayer and soon becomes a target for a vampire 


Meet Lee Cushing

Lee is a paranormal thriller author and a lifelong fan of the occult. Having become obsessed with supernatural folklore and the world of horror from an early age, Lee has spent years studying tales of the occult and immersing himself in stories of otherworldly phenomenon. He’s also the owner of a number of vampire and horror-related groups in Facebook, where fellow fans of the supernatural come together to celebrate and discuss all things paranormal. His debut novel, Voodoo Mambo, blends high-stakes action and shadowy agencies with a dark underworld of demonic creatures and their insidious plots to attack humanity. Lee draws his inspiration from classic horror movies – including Hammer and Universal – as well as beloved TV shows including Doctor Who, Supernatural, The Avengers, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

PLAYHOUSES

Three cousins fiercely defended their roles within the sanctity of their playhouses. But a six-year stint in a fundamentalist religious organization thwarted Scott’s developing understanding of sexual orientation. Homosexuality was an insidious, infective spirit that conferred fear upon her adolescent naivete, eventually eroding the relationship with her cousins.

“Reconciling who we were took years, but survival led to relational ties without fear and a heart for activism in the face of rising institutionalized discrimination.”

Playhouses is a journey from corrosive indoctrination to celebrating the differences in others.


Meet Sherry Scott

Sherry Scott is a writer and medical doctor who has practiced palliative/hospice care for children. She is the author of The Year My Mother Died, 2011, and the People of Nineteenth Street, 2018. She serves as Vice President of the Gendercide Awareness Project in Dallas, Texas and
lives in Paris, Texas with her family.

FLOATING HAIR

Floating Hair is a bleak, brutal, and unsettling horror novel. If you are looking for something cozy, this really isn’t it.

David, mourning for his wife, returns to the town of his childhood: finding love and solace and escape.

Yet sometimes the past won’t remain buried as it should. Sometimes it returns hungry for revenge. So very hungry…


Okay, so you’ve clicked on “Read more” and want to know further details about my novel:

Floating Hair is a gothic horror novel, with a female perspective, set in north-eastern United States.

David, grieving for his lost wife, returns to Malsham: a town filled with romantic, sexual, and criminal lives.

And some bad men. Especially one…

In 1692, Lucy was burned as a witch to conceal his crime: the ravaging fire destroying every aspect of her identity. In the centuries that follow, no-one is held responsible. But now she is given a chance of retribution…

On a cold October night, there is a light in the sky. The population of Malsham watches its blazing progress, before it crashes into the lake. In that moment before impact, some become psychically bound: their lives forever linked.

The explosion resurrects Lucy as a relentless fiery vampire. Initially unable to leave the waters, she births small dragons which feed upon the townspeople: gaining sustenance from their endeavours.

Rain deluges the region. Hauling herself from the lake, the rainwater coats her skin: churning from transparent into disparate dark colours. She strides towards the closest house…

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Trigger warning: This book features dragons. If you survived the burning of King’s Landing, please give this one a miss…


Meet ETHAN KOIL

I have been writing, on and off, since the age of 16, and currently reside near Bristol, in the UK. When I’m not writing or reading, I enjoy hiking and fishing.
I started writing Floating Hair in 1996, wrote about 60 pages, became disillusioned with writing (8 previous novels unpublished), and stopped. Picked up the 60 pages in 2009, spent 3 years turning it into a full-length novel, but attracted precisely zero interest from agents and publishers. Rewrote it 2019-21, and finally self-published.

The Witch and the Guillotine

After narrowly escaping the horrors of the Salem witch trials, Lilly Parris comes of age in 18th Century France, where she is pampered by Louis XVI and pursued by one of history’s greatest fiends: Maximilien Robespierre, the monster who sent thousands of innocent men, women and children to the guillotine.

“The Witch and the Guillotine” is a fast-paced, brand-new take on the French Revolution.


The Darkest Gift

A dynamic, enthralling tale of love, jealousy, rage, and the Supernatural!.
Story: When a self-loathing Gay man—Jack, meets an elegant yet incredibly mysterious Laurent Richelieu, he thinks his stroke of bad luck with men and women has come to an end. Or is it the beginning of a nightmare?
As the two begin their courtship—Jack encounters horrifying experiences involving paranormal experiences, vampirism, and possible reincarnation, making him question his sanity. The more time Jack spends with his mysterious European love interest, the more revealed about the dark secret awaiting Jack. Are they destined to be together? —does Laurent honestly care for Jack? Or is there a much more sinister plot involved?


Meet Len Handeland

I’ve always enjoyed writing and drawn to being creative—as far back as I can remember. Back in middle school, when my classmates and I were assigned a book report, and the others groaned, I cheered—not only being given an exciting novel to read but also to compose the essay assignment as well. Everything had to be perfect, the spelling, grammar, and accuracy regarding the subject matter. Later on—in my late teens, I attended FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in Manhattan studying illustration; years later, I decided to pursue a career in the hair industry using my artistic training at FIT and creativity to excel in hair owning three hair salons, one in San Francisco’s Union Square and two in the town of Sonoma; I am now retired from my former profession and have decided to pursue writing full time which has always been a life-long passion of mine.
My first novel, “The Darkest Gift,” is being well received and was written with my affinity and passion for the vampire genre. Its a Vampire story of my own, in my own words. This Vampire story is different then others—where love is the only thing that matters. My second novel that I recently started writing, is a crime, drama, murder, mystery, which is quite a stark departure from the genre of vampires but deals with many of the same issues and feelings as in my first novel, which is love, rage, jealousy, deception, and a character who returns from my first novel.
Len Handeland wrote “The Darkest Gift” as he felt no other author had written an enthralling vampire romance novel since Anne Rice, which was a breakthrough in featuring two vampires of the same gender as a couple. Being a life-long fan of vampires starting when he was a small child and into his adult years, Len wanted to write a compelling and enthralling book where the characters are complicated (both humans and vampires) and where the same-sex couples are far less ambiguous about their sexual orientation than in vampire books of the last century. Where the emphasis is on love, whether human and vampire or two vampires (of the same gender), it was vital for the author to avoid anything graphically sexual, but instead, the focus is on the sensual aspect of two men together. Also noteworthy was addressing stereotypes regarding vampires and some of the gay men in Len’s book. That all vampires are evil and unfeeling creatures, that all gay men are effeminate, couldn’t be further from the truth. He utilized the classic tale of good versus evil (in this case, vampire against vampire) and how one of the human characters, Jack, despite his struggles with sexual orientation, finally learns to accept and embrace who he truly is. The message the author is delivering is: do what is right and be true to yourself. In his novel, that applies not only to humans but vampires alike.
The locations in my book are places the author has an affinity for, having spent time in each over the years. Rich in history and culture, and each with an exquisite beauty of their own. The settings include Paris, Haiti, and New Orleans, which all share a French connection.
Len Handeland feels his work stands out from other “Gay vampire books” which may be too graphic sexually and reduced to being dismissed by most by being just that. At the same time, writing about the same-sex couple, whether that be two vampires or a human and a vampire, he wanted the focus to be on each character, feeling as if they had met their soul mate and were meant to be together forever.