Teaser Tuesday: “Old Habits” Elizabeth Horton-Newton

Gaunt Thibideaux was a man of habits. And you know what they say. “Old Habits” die hard. “Gaunt Thibideaux was a man of habits. Some people in the town of Burkesville said he was set in his ways. That’s the way folks talked in Burkesville. In the summer Gaunt would mow his yard three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, whether it needed it … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday: “Old Habits” Elizabeth Horton-Newton

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Old Habits by Elizabeth Horton-Newton

I saved this review for last for two reasons. I am the author and it would be rather inappropriate for me to review my own story. Secondly, I was waiting to see if anyone else reviewed it so I could at least share that review. Although my full length books View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale and Riddle are romantic thrillers, my favorite … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Old Habits by Elizabeth Horton-Newton

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Weather the Storm by Neil Douglas Newton

Neil Newton’s contribution to the anthology Twisted Tales is as different from his book The Railroad as cherries are to onions. Weather the Storm is pure science fiction, complete with other worldly beings. I won’t call them aliens because I don’t want to conjure up images of little green men or tall gray creatures. Written in the first person, the story instantly drew me in. … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Weather the Storm by Neil Douglas Newton

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: The Burglar by Glen Barrera

I’ve read both of Glen Barrera’s action-packed books, The Assassin Who Couldn’t Dance and A Capable and Wide Revenge. He’s shown himself to be quite a wordsmith when it comes to describing the explosive fight scenes in both books. In the short story he contributes to the Twisted Tales anthology, The Burglar, he proves his skill with words extends beyond battle scenes. Within the first … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: The Burglar by Glen Barrera

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: “Karmic Odds” by Mark Fine

I must confess Mark Fine is one of my favorite indie author’s. I further confess his short story contribution to Twisted Tales, Karmic Odds, is one of my favorite stories in the collection. With the same adept use of prose he shows in his full length novel, The Zebra Affaire, Fine weaves a tale that is both compelling and disturbing. Beginning with an easy pace, … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: “Karmic Odds” by Mark Fine

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns (Various Authors)

  I recently had my short story, Old Habits, published in an anthology called Twisted Tales. It is quite an honor to have this horror story included with so many other authors I admire. Being recognized in an international collection is something I am very excited about. Here is the blurb from the Amazon page: “A unique short story anthology curated by the readers and … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns (Various Authors)

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories by Stephen King

I make no secret of that fact that Stephen King is my favorite modern writer. His short stories thrill me, on the whole. None of them are mediocre and of course I have my personal beloved. This new collection of stories, some fresh off the presses, some previously published, has not disappointed. Not all are in your face horror. In fact many are more like … Continue reading The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories by Stephen King

Review of “Awethology Light” & “Awethology Dark”

Honored to have my short story “April Showers”, part of the Awethors Dark Awethology, recognized in this excellent review. I was thrilled to have my story included with these other wonderful authors. “My favorites here would have to be “Pennies from Heaven” and “The Lost Sheperd – A Short Reacher Story” (which made me want to read more of this author’s world immediately) and “April … Continue reading Review of “Awethology Light” & “Awethology Dark”

Awethology Light & Awethology Dark

Originally posted on Plaisted Publishing House:
The excitement mounts as the ‘Get down with Awethors,’ event draws closer.  Here in New Zealand we are less than 24 hours away, so don’t forget to drop in and say hi to your South Pacific #Awethors.  We will start this event along with Australia, who is only a couple of hours behind.  Then the rest of the world… Continue reading Awethology Light & Awethology Dark