Orcs in the Mist

Legends say a mythical tribe of orcs live deep in the misty jungles of Orison. Raz, the strapping, intrepid explorer from Whitebridge, has been sent into the jungle to make peaceful first contact. Whitebridge scholars call it a fool’s errand; Raz alone has the conviction to thrust into the unknown. In the dense forest, he finds Violet, a curvy, secretive orc with plans of her own. As Raz immerses himself in Orison, their ideas about first contact clash, and Raz sinks deeper into orc culture. Will he make it home, or will the jungle change him forever?

Meet Raven Angstrom

Raven studied writing and theatre at Drake University and graduated around the turn of the century. Through theatre, they traveled to New York, New Orleans, and throughout the Midwest. But something was still missing. After trying (and failing) to fit in the business, real estate, and retail worlds, Raven fell into writing and made their own world instead. A student of science fiction their entire life, they enjoy the works of Ursula Le Guin, Phillip K Dick, and Octavia Butler. They live in the Chicago area with their beautiful wife and loudmouth cat.

Monstra Inter

One day, humanity is hurled into chaos as zombies appear throughout the world. These new monsters will chase for miles; they’ll stalk and hide in ambush; they don’t eat or drink; their singular goal is to spread the infection to everyone–and everything–in their path. The few people who make it through the initial wave struggle to survive in this horrifying new reality. Will anyone learn to live in this new world? Or will this be the end of humankind?
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The story follows several different characters in their fight for survival as these cunning and quick new monsters take over the world. Abigail tries to find her family. Nathaniel seeks shelter. Charlie stands her ground and refuses to leave her farm. Evie and Eric face challenges they’d never dreamed of. Brad and his father head west, as far from civilization as they can get. Paths cross and intertwine.
Who will make it out alive? Who won’t? And who will end up as the monsters in between?


Meet C. Britt

C. Britt lives in the midwestern United States with her husband, cat, and two dogs. She enjoys spending time sewing, photographing nature, playing video games, and (of course) dreaming up fictional worlds to write about. She’s always been an avid reader, but in recent years, she’s grown more and more excited about creating her own stories. She’s written hundreds of short stories over the last few years and shared them on Reddit. (A few of which have received recognition on the Writing Prompts subreddit with their annual “Best of” writing competitions). Nowadays, she’s branching out and releasing her debut novel, Monstra Inter.

Mutant Beast Hunter

It began with what was to be the cure to all of life’s ails, a bio-engineered virus that could reprogram the DNA of any living cell. The virus cured cancer and all variety of genetic conditions, created super crops that ended famine, and caused trees to literally grow into buildings. It was the beginning of a new era where anything and everything was possible. But then, the virus got loose. It radically and continually mutated all life on Earth. Animals and plants got stronger and smarter; some developed abilities beyond explanation. The advantages of technology faded. Humans became easy prey and retreated into a handful of walled cities. That was a hundred years ago and not much has improved since. Humanity remains cloistered and surrounded by deadly threats. Only one thing keeps them from complete annihilation, the hunters. Only the hunters dare to venture out and gather resources the cities need to survive. Only the hunters dare to keep the mutant beasts at bay. Follow Lucas, a young aspiring hunter from Manhattan, as he learns the tricks of the trade, faces a myriad of deadly beasts, and discovers that the greatest threat to his home isn’t from outside the walls but from within.

Meet William Dickey

William Dickey is the writer of The Otherist fantasy series. Growing up, William was the weird quiet kid in the corner who spent more time interacting with imaginary characters than actual people. Not much has changed. When he’s not inside a book, William enjoys videogames and the occasional jigsaw puzzle. As you can probably tell, he hates writing about himself, he’s far too boring of a character, so he apologizes to anyone reading this garbage paragraph.