Here it is at last! The cover for the anthology containing my forthcoming short story, "The Last Carnivale." It looks really spooky, but that's because the stories tend to have a dark and twisty angle. It's not straight horror; I don't really write that (yet). BUT I do believe it's a good fit for October, being the month of Halloween and all. There are some really great authors in there, including J.R. Rain, whose Samantha Moon mysteries are favorites of mine, and this from a girl who doesn't normally like mysteries!
My short story takes place in a universe I hope to revisit soon in novel form, a world called Verres, where the evil Syncline Corporation razed the planet in an attempt to control a rare mineral. That was years ago, and young Jessa is charged with keeping hope alive in a world where her people are starving and living in caves, hiding from soldiers and sunlight alike. Incidentally, it's the same universe my other anthologized short story, "This Silent Country," is set in. That story is feature in the Dark Tomorrows anthology with Jeff Bryan and Amanda Hocking, but you can also read for free right here on my blog, under the "Free Fiction" tab.
And the bestest of all? 10% of all proceeds go to no-kill animal shelters across the country! I am a huge animal lover (and spoiler), and this is definitely a worthwhile cause. So please check it out when it launches on October 7th, and in the meantime, you can help out no-kill shelters by spreading the word!
Here are all the featured authors:
J.R. Rain, Tony Healey, A.W. Exley, Vicki Keire, A.E. Propher, Eliza Tilton, Gerilyn Marin, Grace Eyre, James Wymore, K.H. Koehler, Matthew Graybosch, Michael Panush, Michael Shean, Mike Robinson, Nathan Yocum, Nina Post, Rand B. Lee, Randy Attwood, Sharon Bayliss, William Vitka.