Monthly Archives: April 2015

Guest Post: Marc Tassin

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Press Release

For Immediate Release

 

GAMERS, GET READY TO BE HEROES!

 

Mechanical Muse Announces New Pathfinder® Compatible Role Playing Game and a Star-Studded Surprise!

 

April 28, 2015Role playing game publisher Mechanical Muse is pleased to announce The Heroes of Thornwall, a new game book set in their world of Aetaltis.

 

With goblins on the loose and the nearest royal guard post more than three days’ ride away, the town of Thornwall needs help! Complete with gorgeous color artwork and maps, players will be able to visit the amazing world of Aetaltis as they never have before. This game book includes everything heroes need to complete their next Pathfinder campaign, including a detailed town environment, a classic fantasy tavern to serve as their launch pad to adventure, more than twenty non-player characters to help and hinder them, and a high-stakes adventure that plunges heroes right into the action.

 

Created by Marc Tassin, a published author and editor with years of experience in the gaming industry, Aetaltis is a world that embraces well-loved fantasy elements while breathing new life into them. Part of the initial idea of the world was to create a property that would be able to support a variety of creative endeavors across many platforms, including games, fiction, comics, and art. With that in mind, there is another upcoming event Aetaltis and fantasy fans everywhere won’t want to miss.

 

On May 11, Mechanical Muse will launch a Kickstarter campaign for its new fiction anthology, Champions of Aetaltis. This anthology will feature original fantasy stories from some of the biggest authors in roleplaying game and fantasy fiction today, including stories from:

David Farland (New York Times Bestselling Author)

Ed Greenwood (creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy world)

Larry Correia (New York Times Bestselling Author)

Elaine Cunningham (New York Times Bestselling Author)

Michael A. Stackpole (New York Times Bestselling Author)

Mel Odom (Shadowrun, Award-winning Author of The Rover trilogy)

Jean Rabe (Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms)

Dave Gross (Pathfinder Tales)

Lucy A. Snyder (Bram Stoker Award winner)

Cat Rambo (Nebula Award nominee and World Fantasy Special Award winner)

Bill Willingham (Creator of the Fables comic)

Along with many more equally talented and experienced authors. The anthology will be edited by John Helfers, who has edited more than one hundred anthologies for major publishers such as DAW Books, Tor, Baen, and many others.

 

Readers will experience the world of Aetaltis in the shoes of characters facing deadly dangers and long odds. They will discover what lies within the mysterious tower of the Golden God, test their courage in the monster-infested halls of the Deeplands, and accompany dwarven stonesailors as they brave the perils of the Blade Sea.

 

To learn more and to receive all of the latest news in the world of Aetaltis, please visit www.aetaltis.com, and follow @aetaltis on Twitter.

 

For media inquiries, please contact: Melanie Meadors, Publicist, melaniermeadors@gmail.com

 

Pathfinder and associated marks and logos are trademarks of Paizo Inc., and are used under license. See paizo.com/pathfinderRPG for more information on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

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Authors Supporting Our Troops Winding Down #ASOT2015

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Well, not really… I have said it before and I’ll say it again… even though the official period for collecting and pushing the event ends on May 1st doesn’t mean the event will actually end. I will continue to collect author-signed books all year and ship them off to soldiers in remote areas, and I’ll still need your help with it. 

The books coming in (and going out) has slowed to a trickle the last couple of weeks thanks to me being super busy with my wedding and honeymoon and not keeping on top of the event. Now that I’m back and we have a few days left I’m asking for some help… 

Let all of your author friends know about us. PLEASE do not just add them to the permanent group, as that is rude. But ask them if they’d like to donate some of their signed books and give them the link, or simply share the link on your page and a friend’s page to get it out there. 

I would really appreciate it. I know we can get another push going and reach the goal of breaking last year’s 3,000 books shipped. 

Authors Supporting Our Troops permanent page #ASOT2015

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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 46 – Rosamilia And Rosamilia

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While me and my New Bride are out having a honeymoon adventure (which will involve large sums of food), you’re stuck here. In this terrible place without as much food. Why not make the best of a bad situation and enjoy a special edition of Arm Cast Podcast?

A few listeners sent in some questions for me to answer, and Shelly Rosamilia (I like the sound of that) reluctantly asked not only your questions, but a few of her own… (spoiler alert: I won’t be taking out the garbage anytime soon)

Let me know what you think and maybe it will become a semi-regular addition to the already wonderful podcast

LISTEN To This And Previous Episodes HERE

Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 45 – Moncrieff And Strand

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On this week’s stellar edition of the Arm Cast Podcast, two great authors join the crew…

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J.H. Moncrieff

Raised in the far north, amid Jack London’s world of dog sleds and dark winters, J.H. Moncrieff has been a professional writer all of her adult life.

During her years as a journalist, she tracked down snipers and canoed through crocodile-infested waters. She has published hundreds of articles in national and international magazines and newspapers.

When she’s not writing, J.H. loves to travel to exotic locations, advocate for animal rights, and muay thai kickbox. To get a free eBook and find out about her new releases, sign up for her newsletter: http://bit.ly/1Ek5RTO

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Jeff Strand

Jeff Strand was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but moved to Fairbanks, Alaska when he was six months old, so his memories of Baltimore are hazy. He grew up in the cold, where he desperately wanted to be a cartoonist. Then he wanted to make video games. Then he wanted to write movies. Actually, he still wants to do all of those things, but for now he’s quite happy writing lots of demented novels.

He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012. His novel PRESSURE has been optioned for film; he’s hoping the movie will be made soon so he can scream “My baby! What have you done to my precious baby?!?”

His novels are usually classified as horror, but they’re really all over the place, from comedies to thrillers to drama to, yes, even a fairy tale.

Because he doesn’t do cold weather anymore, he lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife and a deaf cat.

LISTEN To This And All Past Episodes HERE

State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with Jay Seate

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with Jay Seate

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State of Horror: Illinois audio book feature author Jay SeateAUDIO BOOK: State of Horror: Illinois
RELEASE: February 2015
TODAY’S AUTHOR FEATURE: Jay Seate
STORY: “Seek No Longer the Beloved”

Charon Coin Press:  What do you think about your story being translated into an audio format?
Jay Seate: It’s been done once before with one of my stories and I liked that result.
CCP:  What aspect of your story do you feel is enhanced by being heard as opposed to read?
JS:Like books on tape, it’s nice to relax and let someone tell you the tale.
CCP:   What books have most influenced your life?
JS:Many of the classics and most of Stephen King’s stuff as I generally write about the macabre.
CCP:   Do you have a favorite monster/horror character?
JS:Probably the Jekyll and Hyde personality. Good guy/Bad guy/Crazy guy. The premise allows you to go in many directions.
CCP:   What…

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II – J. Lamm

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II – J. Lamm

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II feature author J. Lamm

JayLammFeatured Author: J. Lamm
Story: The Bells of Rue La Barriere
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II

Born in Baton Rouge, LA, in 1976, Jay Lamm began his foray into writing when he published his first essay, The Dark Tunnels of the Bone Box: the Astonishing Story behind the Music of Mr. Doctor in 2003.  After receiving a BA in Criminal Justice and English from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1999 he pursued a life of music, releasing one solo album of planetarium/new age music and two studio albums with his mercurial metal band, Cea Serin.   He has been a featured performer and touring musician with Cirque Dreams, and also provides session work as a bass player, keyboardist, and vocalist for other studio albums.  Jay Lamm has also written and recorded original music for movies, television, web series, and planetariums.  Lamm maintains a steady blog schedule on his personal website where he writes…

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I – Amanda Hard

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I – Amanda Hard

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I feature author Armanda HardAmanda Hard bio pictureFeatured Author: Tommy B. Smith
Story: Stealing Sight
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I

Amanda Hard is a former journalist and magazine editor who received her BFA in creative writing from the University of Evansville, in Evansville, Indiana. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and her horror fiction has appeared in (or is forthcoming from) Ruthless Peoples Magazine, 22 More Quick Shivers from the Daily Nightmare, State of Horror: Louisiana, and State of Horror: Tennessee, both from Charon Coin Press. She lives with her husband and son in the cornfields of southern Indiana, where she practices necromancy and knits socks with deliberately placed holes.

Synopsis: “The Pea Farm” from State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I
In 1936, The Pea Farm is a harsh prison farm. It is divided into a men’s prison and a woman’s prison.   The inmates are expected to raise and prepare their own food, and if…

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with Herika R. Raymer

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with Herika R. Raymer

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State of Horror: Illinois audio book author feature Herika R. RaymerAUDIO BOOK: State of Horror: Illinois
RELEASE: February 2015
TODAY’S AUTHOR FEATURE: Herika R. Raymer
STORY: Piasa Remains

Charon Coin Press:What do you think about your story being translated into an audio format?
Herika R. Raymer:I think it is a marvelous idea! I adore audio books, especially during travel.
CCP:What aspect of your story do you feel is enhanced by being heard as opposed to read?
HRR:There must be a nostalgic component to it, making one feel oddly comfortable. Think about when most of us are children, our parents read to us. During this there was a connection with family, a feeling of safety, and of a shared treasure. Perhaps, in some subconscious way, a listener revisits this sensation when listening to an audio book.
CCP:What books have most influenced your life?
HRR:Traveler In Black by John Brunner, Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffery, and Callahan’s Bar by…

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II – Armand Rosamilia

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II – Armand Rosamilia

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II feature author Armand RosamiliaAuthor Armand RosamiliaFeatured Author: Armand Rosamilia
Story: Dying Days: Rally Cry
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II

You might have seen a few features about Armand Rosamilia. Why? Well, Rosamilia has a unique “Dying Days” story in each of the releases. In the case of State of Horror: Louisiana, the stories are linked through different points of view. Check out both stories and keep up on the back stories and unique world of “Dying Days”.

Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he exacts revenge on his enemies and neighbors alike by writing them into his Dying Days zombie series. And not in good ways. He has over 120 releases to date, with more coming. He is also a radio and internet DJ and runs Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast, with interviews from the best authors, etc. in horror. He loves talking…

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Reblog: Please shut up: Why self-promotion as an author doesn’t work

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This post pretty much sums it all up… and makes me want to buy the author’s book(s) now… so there!

http://www.whimsydark.com/blog/2015/4/13/please-shut-up-why-self-promotion-as-an-author-doesnt-work

State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I – Tommy B. Smith

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I – Tommy B. Smith

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I feature author Tommy B. Smith

Tommy B Smith bioFeatured Author: Tommy B. Smith
Story: Stealing Sight
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I

Tommy B. Smith is a writer of dark fiction and the author of Poisonous and Pieces of Chaos. His work has appeared in numerous publications over the years to include Every Day Fiction, Night to Dawn, Black Petals, Blood Moon Rising, and a variety of other magazines and anthologies. He has previously worked with Morpheus Tales as editor of the magazine’s Dark Sorcery and Urban Horror special issues. His presence infests Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he resides with his wife and cats. More information can be found on his website at http://www.tommybsmith.com.

Synopsis: “Stealing Sight” from State of Horror: Louisiana
Tarantula is kind of a creepy figure lurking in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  She made a shady supernatural deal earlier in life and now reaps the benefits as well as pays the price for it. She sees…

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Guest Post: Jasper Bark

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Jasper Bark

 

Ever had one of those projects you just couldn’t put down or let go of, no matter how hard things got? Something that grabbed you by the balls and wouldn’t let up until it was a a physical reality?That haunted you at night, like the ghost of Hamlet’s father, demanding revenge on all those who spurned it by making sure it got into print?

 

I have. My latest graphic novel from Markosia was just such a project. It’s called Bloodfellas and it’s a horror/crime mash up, set in the prohibition era of the 1930s, featuring zombie gangsters.

 

I first hit on the idea when my youngest daughter was being born. Not the most obvious place to dream up a horror story I know, but hey I was sleep deprived and there was a lot of blood involved, so you can forgive me if my twisted mind wandered.

 

They’d placed us in a hospital room that overlooked the morgue. As our new born child came into the world, I looked out of the window at the corpses leaving it. It struck me that a mortician would make an ideal fix ‘em up guy for Undead Gangsters on the wrong side of a gun battle. After all, the morticians spend a lot of time stitching up the corpses on their slabs, so a walking corpse would pose no problem.

 

This tiny germ of an idea grew into a story that I pitched to Desperado who had just resurrected the excellent anthology title Negative Burn. They really liked the story but before it could see print the anthology folded to the harsh economic realities of the comic market in the 00s.

 

By this point I’d realised that the world of the story was too rich to limit it to just one tale, this should be a series of hard boiled tales exploring a stark backdrop drenched in blood and shadows. I’d been working for Atomeka Press who put out the legendary A1 anthology and I approached them with the idea. They quickly snatched it up, then just as quickly went out of business too.

 

I touted the idea around a few publishers for the next couple of years all of whom made encouraging noises, none of whom bit. I even pitched it as a novel, at one point, to my then publishers Abaddon Books. They decided to go with another zombie novel instead, which became Way of the Barefoot Zombie.

 

The success of that novel attracted the attention of the British publishers Insomnia who commissioned Bloodfellas as a 90 page graphic novel. You can guess what happened next, that’s right – they went out of business. It seemed I had a publisher destroying idea on my hands, a cursed pitch that took down anyone who bought it. For a brief while I considered offering out my services to publishers as a way of taking down their rivals.

 

Then Harry Markos, head man at leading UK publishers Markosia phoned me to see if I still owned the rights to Bloodfellas now that Insomnia weren’t going to bring it out. I told him I did and he bought it sight unseen.

 

Finally I had a home for the work, but I was far from home and dry. The first creative team we put together fell apart within weeks of the script being completed. Harry and I soldiered on with the able assistance of talented writer and editor GM Jordan and eventually found a penciller in gifted newcomer Mick Trimble.

 

Mick is an adept story teller who went to great lengths to get the period detail right. His unique style was also perfect for recapturing the feel of the pre-code crime and horror comics that the story was paying homage to. Sadly, no sooner had Mick turned in his pages than our colourist quit on us, leaving the book high and dry once again.

 

Thanks to a recommendation from a contact of Mick’s we were able to get the astoundingly talented Aljoša Tomić on board. Colourists are the unsung heroes of comics, good colour in a graphic novel is the equivalent to a great sound track on a movie. Aljoša’s work on Bloodfellas elevated the work Mick and I had done and added greatly to the narrative. Mention should also be made of Dave Evans, editor and publisher of the award winning Futurequake, who helped on editorial duties and provided brilliant lettering as his alter ego Bolt-01.

 

When Markosia’s Editor in Chief Ian Sharman sent me the layouts of the finished book I could hardly believe it was going to happen. Given the project’s chequered history, I was waiting for the other shoe to fall. For an earthquake to strike the printer or a plague of man eating locusts or an outbreak of the Zombie Apocalypse. Let’s face it, anything was possible at this point.

 

So when I turned up at Bloodfellas’ launch at the London Super Comic Con a few weeks back, I hardly dared hope copies of the graphic novel would actually be waiting for me. But they were, it was finally a reality. What’s more we sold more than the combined sales of every other graphic novel and comic Markosia had on their stands for the whole weekend of the con.

 

Sometimes the hardships, pitfalls and discouragements you face when trying to get a project off the ground, aren’t setback at all. They’re tests of your mettle and your commitment. Like the fires of a forge, and the blows of a blacksmith’s hammer, they’re a means of purifying and improving your work. Bloodfellas wouldn’t have been half the book it ended up being if it had come out all those years ago. As tough as it was, every setback I faced opened the door to something better and in the end I’m grateful for every one of them.

State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with Eli Constant

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with Eli Constant

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State of Horror: Illinois audio book feature author Eli ConstantAUDIO BOOK: State of Horror: Illinois
RELEASE: February 2015
TODAY’S AUTHOR FEATURE: Eli Constant
STORY: Drowning in the Haizel

Charon Coin Press:  What do you think about your story being translated into an audio format?
Eli Constant:  I’m a huge fan of the written word being translated into audio format for several reasons. Firstly, it gives the storyline a new dimension, fresh feelings, and a particular resonance that even the author may not have considered when originally penning the characters and plot twists. Secondly, it reaches a different demographic of ‘reader’. It reaches those who may not have the time each day to dig into a physical book (or eBook), but does have an hour+ commute and a CD/MP3 player. It’s an audience that otherwise may go untapped. When I worked nights in a pathology lab, I spent every night listening to audio books. I’d go through 6 or 7…

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II – Herika R. Raymer

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II – Herika R. Raymer

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State of Horror Louisiana Volume II feature author Herika R Raymer

State of Horor: Louisiana Volume II feature Author Herika R RaymerFeatured Author: Herika R. Raymer
Story: Couseuse
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II

Herika R. Raymer grew up consuming books – first by eating them, later by reading them. Her mother taught her the value of focus and hard work while her father encouraged her love literature and art; so she has been writing and doodling off and on for over 30 years. After much encouragement, Mrs. Raymer finally published a few short stories and has developed a taste for it. She continues to send submissions, sometimes with success, and currently has a collection of stories in the works. She was the Assistant Editor for a science fiction magazine and Lead Editor for a horror magazine, so has a healthy respect for proofing and editing. A participant of the voluntary writer/artist/musician cooperative known as Imagicopter, Herika R. Raymer is married with two children and a dog in West Tennessee, USA.

Synopsis: “Couseuse”…

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I – Ethan Nahte

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State of Horror Louisiana Volume I feature author Ethan Nahte

Ethan Nahte bio pictureFeatured Author: Ethan Nahté
Story: Cajun Critter
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I

Ethan Nahté spent most of his youth writing fiction and performing music. He eventually received the National Quill & Scroll Award his senior year of high school. He took a break from fiction and performing, entering the fields of journalism and broadcast journalism where he slaved away for many years. The desire to write fiction struck him once more in 2004 when he wrote a story that won first place for the John L. Balderston award. He focused more on screenwriting after that, foregoing fiction once again for another five years, before returning and selling his first piece, a short story, to Yard Dog Press.

Since then Nahté has sold between one to two dozen stories, and even a poem or two, to various anthologies and e-zines. He still works in the journalism field, writing on a variety of…

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with P. David Puffinburger

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with P. David Puffinburger

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State of Horror Illinois audio book feature author P David PuffinburgerAUDIO BOOK: State of Horror: Illinois
RELEASE: February 2015
TODAY’S AUTHOR FEATURE: P. David Puffinburger
STORY: What’s Eating the Mob

Charon Coin Press:  What do you think about your story being translated into an audio format?
P. David Puffinburger: It’s a good idea, I want a copy of all of them.
CCP:What aspect of your story do you feel is enhanced by being heard as opposed to read?
PDP: I have no idea.
CCP:What books have most influenced your life?
PDP:All of the books by Brian Keene.
CCP:Do you have a favorite monster/horror character?
PDP:Dracula
CCP:What do you see as the perfect setting for listening to State of Horror: Illinois?
PDP:Sitting in the dark.

Do you want to hear more? Pick up your copy of State of Horror: Illinois today on audio book at AudiblesAmazon, and iTunes. Our thanks go out…

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II – B.A. Sans

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II – B.A. Sans

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State of Horror Louisiana Volume II feature author B.A. Sans

B.A. SansFeatured Author: B.A. Sans
Story: Reborn on the Bayou
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II

B.A. Sans is a renaissance man, switching between author, musician, teacher, and parent among many other duties. His first published work was a children’s story entitled A Grand Dilemma that appeared in a popular online children’s magazine. From there, his attention turned to adult horror and suspense, having numerous short stories published in a plethora of magazines and anthologies. His first novel, a young adult paranormal romance entitled From the Flames, was published in 2010. His second novel Age of the Damned began taking the world by storm a year later. In 2012, he came back to his roots and published his first children’s book, Damselfly in Distress. Presently, B. A. Sans is performing around Las Vegas with his band Geezus Cryst & Free Beer and imagining the wild carpet ride of literature that will become his…

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I – Allie Marini Batts

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I – Allie Marini Batts

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I Feature Author Allie Marini Batts

State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I author Allie Marini BattsFeatured Author: Allie Marini Batts
Story: First, Make a Roux
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I

Allie Marini Batts holds degrees from Antioch University of Los Angeles & New College of Florida, meaning she can explain deconstructionism, but cannot perform simple math. Her work has been a finalist for Best of the Net & nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is managing editor for the NonBinary Review, Unbound Octavo, & Zoetic Press, & has previously served on the masthead for Lunch Ticket, Spry Literary Journal, The Weekenders Magazine, Mojave River Review & Press, & The Bookshelf Bombshells. Allie is the author of Unmade & Other Poems, (Beautysleep Press, 2013) & You Might Curse Before You Bless (ELJ Publications, 2013). She has 5 collections forthcoming in 2015: wingless, scorched & beautiful, (Imaginary Friend Press), Before Fire, (ELJ Publications), This Is How We End (Bitterzoet), Pictures From…

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with Stuart Conover

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Audio book feature author Stuart ConoverAUDIO BOOK: State of Horror: Illinois
RELEASE: February 2015
TODAY’S AUTHOR FEATURE: Stuart Conover 
STORY: Chicago Blues

State of Horror: Illinois brings to the readers an assortment of different stories and horrific avenues. Stuart Conover bring to the table a unique look at the beginning of the end from the view of a penthouse apartment. Today we sit down with Conover and discuss a little more behind the scenes with the new release of his story in audio format. Welcome our next feature author, Stuart Conover.

Charon Coin Press:What do you think about your story being translated into an audio format?
Stuart Conover: I’m extremely excited to hear my story transferred to audio. Curiosity may have killed the kitten but I’m curious as to how mine will end up translating to something I can hear and not just see, as this will be my first short story put…

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with Frank J. Edler

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with Frank J. Edler

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State of Horror Illinois audio book feature Frank J EdlerAUDIO BOOK: State of Horror: Illinois
RELEASE: February 2015
TODAY’S AUTHOR FEATURE: Frank J. Edler 
STORY: In Chicago, The Dish Is So Deep, No One Can Hear You Scream

Charon Coin Press:What do you think about your story being translated into an audio format?
Frank Edler:I think it is an outstanding opportunity for the contents of the anthology to reach a wider audience base.
CCP:What aspect of your story do you feel is enhanced by being heard as opposed to read?
FE:The ability to be exposed to the story outside of a person’s regular reading time. You can’t read driving the car on the way to work!
CCP: What books have most influenced your life?
FE:Stephen King’s “The Stand”, Motley Crue’s “The Dirt” and Brian Keene’s “Dark Hallow” are always stand outs.
CCP:  Do you have a favorite monster/horror character?
FE:I’ve always been…

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with A. Lopez, Jr.

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with A. Lopez, Jr.

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Audio book feature author A. Lopez, Jr. AUDIO BOOK: State of Horror: Illinois
RELEASE: February 2015
TODAY’S AUTHOR FEATURE: A. Lopez, Jr. 
STORY: Ritter House

State of Horror: Illinois has its share of ghost stories and our feature author today brings one of these home. “Ritter House“, written by author A. Lopez, Jr., tells the tale of one of these notorious haunted houses. Today, we visit with Lopez and get his thoughts on his story and a views on the translation into audio format. Charon Coin Press is proud to introduce you to author, A. Lopez, Jr.

Charon Coin Press:  What do you think about your story being translated into an audio format?
A. Lopez, Jr.: First off, to hear someone read a story you have written, takes a bit to get used to. I compare it to hearing your own voice played back after it’s been recorded. Hearing “Ritter House” in audio format…

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II – Anthony Watson

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II – Anthony Watson

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State of Horror Louisiana Volume II feature author Anthony Watson

Featured author Anthony WatsonFeatured Author: Anthony Watson
Story: Indigo
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II

Anthony Watson is co-founder and co-editor of Dark Minds Press alongside Ross Warren. Dark Minds Press have so far published two collections of dark fiction – Dark Minds and Darker Minds and are currently working on the third book in the series Darkest Minds for publication in 2015. As well as this, he runs a horror review blog “Dark Musings” which has had over 28,000 visits.

He also writes and, as well as his story in State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II, has been published in Sanitarium Magazine with his short story Elder’s End and has a story Interstice scheduled for inclusion in the next Spectral Press annual ghost story anthology. 2015 will see publication of his war/horror novella Winter Storm in a seven author collection.

Anthony lives on the Northumbrian coast amongst its rolling hills…

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I – Margaret L. Colton

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I – Margaret L. Colton

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Featured Author Margaret L Colton

Margaret L ColtonFeatured Author: Margaret L Colton
Story: Changing Favors
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I
 

Margaret L. Colton is an avid history buff, especially in the areas of Medieval Europe, Ancient Greece and American History, she loves all things history. She has been imparting her historical knowledge on her students for the past 12 years, teaching not only historical subjects but psychology as well. She teaches in the same district she graduated from. Even though she has two Master’s degrees in education, the writing community called to her.

Before beginning to write again after many years, she began editing and recently started ML Colton Editorial Services. Currently, she has a short story in State of Horror: New Jersey, North Carolina, Louisiana and others set to be published early next year. Besides dabbling with some short stories, she is the Editor-in-Chief at Charon Coin Press and has anthologies coming out early…

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I – Henry P. Gravelle

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I – Henry P. Gravelle

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I featured author Henry P. Gravelle

henrygravelleFeatured Author: Henry P. Gravelle
Story: Runner
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I

Henry P. Gravelle is the author of the Doc Jacobi Western Adventures,  the Buddy Sands Cases, TheBamboo Heart, Pug, The FortProvidence Watch,TheBanshee, Apple Hill, Gunner’s Rift, The Igloo Boys and Hobo and two short story collections, K9 and Epitaph. He is also the screenwriter for several short films and a feature film to be produced in the near future. Henry attended Northeastern University in Boston and currently resides along the south shore of Massachusetts. www.henrygravelle.com.

Synopsis: “Runner” from State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I
In the middle of a hurricane Georgie sees his chance to get rich quick by stealing from the swamp with nearby who supposedly has gold hidden in her shack.  After braving the hurricane in his small boat with his wife Paula, Georgie finds the witch and kills her taking her…

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