Guest Post: Jerry Benns

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Author Jerry Benns Makes Debut in Paying the Ferryman

The Ferryman has arrived and brought some amazing stories from the afterlife. One of these stories, from the new anthology Paying the Ferryman, is from an author making his debut—Jerry E. Benns. As founder of Charon Coin Press and editor of the State of Horror series, Jerry has been busy getting great stories into the hands of horror fans. He takes the mission of Charon Coin seriously, “to produce quality works of speculative fiction with the readers in mind by creating a connection, a relationship if you will, with these fantastic authors” and he has worked tirelessly to uphold that mission. He started off as a book aficionado, his love of all things books led him into publishing and he was a consummate blogger at Trip Through My Mind.com.

Giving Back

Taking the time to run a publishing company left precious little time for his own writing. To date he has produced five books in the State of Horror series with another, State of Horror: Tennessee, due for release by the end of this year. In addition to his work on State of Horror, Benns has several other projects in the works set for release in the next year. And on top of that he does many activities to benefit not only the writing community, but society at large. He participates in cycling and running events to raise funds and awareness for diabetes, lupus, heart disease, firefighters and many others. However, now Jerry Benns has found the time to take his next step as an author with his first short story “The Mai’tas Prophecy” in Paying the Ferryman.

First Published Story

“The Mai’tas Prophecy” is an imaginative story set in New Orleans. Benns was able to weave the unique feel and culture of New Orleans with something the locals live everyday—the spirit plane. What better place to set an alternate plane than in New Orleans? Jerry Benns is a natural storyteller, which shows as you step into the world he creates. The fact that the characters are all dead is of no consequence because you are driven to find out what will happen next. His take on death-is-not-the-worst-thing-that-can-happen-to-you, takes on a whole new meaning as the story unfolds.  It is hard to believe that this story is Jerry Benns’ first published story because he tells stories like a seasoned veteran and we can only hope this story is the first of much more to come.

About Paying the Ferryman

Benns’ “The Mai’tas Prophecy” joins nineteen other fantastic stories in Paying the Ferryman—an anthology in which the main character is already dead and then the story begins. That’s right, stories brought to you from the Ferryman himself from the other side. Along with Jerry Benns, four other talented newcomers share thrilling tales from the afterlife in Paying the Ferryman. Their stories are nestled between such seasoned authors as Armand Rosamilia, Brian Fatah Steele, Diane Arrelle, and S.H. Roddey just to name a few. Acclaimed author Hal Bodner lent his voice to the Foreword making Paying the Ferryman an incredible collection of stories in which death is just the beginning.

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 Paying the Ferryman is available now at:

Amazon Link shortened:  http://goo.gl/s4vSeY

            iTunes link:   https://goo.gl/quAbwW

            Kobo link: https://goo.gl/wZnJ9p

            Nook link: http://goo.gl/TjvbcU

Paying the Ferryman is an anthology with something for everyone. For horror fans, it is a must read, for those seeking a thrill, you will find it, need a little rock and roll vibe—it’s in here, want suspense—it can be found in these pages, even those seeking a philosophical slant will find what they seek in Paying the Ferryman, but be sure not to miss Jerry Benns “The Mai’tas Prophecy” it will haunt you.

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