Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Fiends: Ten Tales of Demons - contributor reveal

DEMON - noun
an evil spirit or devil, especially one thought to possess a person or act as a tormentor in hell.


Rayne Hall's latest anthology, Fiends: Ten Tales of Demons is now available for pre-order: mybook.to/fiends.


Here are the writers whose stories feature in the book: 





JAKE ELWOOD, author of the story Thief and Demon:

Jake Elwood is a Canadian writer of fantasy and science fiction. He's the author of the Star Raider space opera adventure serial and a growing collection of lurid pulp fiction. Look for him on the web at www.SteamPunch.com/elwood.



MARK CASSELL, author of the story Disturbed:

Mark Cassell lives in a rural part of the UK with his wife and a number of animals. He often dreams of dystopian futures, peculiar creatures, and flitting shadows. Primarily a horror writer, his steampunk, dark fantasy, and SF stories have featured in several anthologies and ezines. "Disturbed" is the third story Rayne has included in her Ten Tales series and is also part of the mythos from Mark's debut novel, The Shadow Fabric.

RAYNE HALL, author of the story Nine Rings of Silver and One of Bronze:

Rayne Hall has published more than fifty books in several languages under several pen names with several publishers in several genres, mostly fantasy, horror and non-fiction.  She is the author of the bestselling Writer's Craft series (Writing Fight Scenes, Writing Scary Scenes, Writing About Villains, Writing About Magic and more)  and editor of the Ten Tales short story anthologies.

She is a trained publishing manager, holds a masters degree in Creative Writing, and has worked in the publishing industry for over thirty years.

Having lived in Germany, China, Mongolia and Nepal, she has now settled in a small dilapidated town of former Victorian grandeur on the south coast of England where she enjoys reading, gardening and long walks along the seashore. She shares her home with a black cat  adopted from the cat shelter. Sulu likes to lie on the desk and snuggle into Rayne's arms when she's writing.

You can follow here on Twitter http://twitter.com/RayneHall where she posts advice for writers, funny cartoons and cute pictures of her cat. To see her books on Amazon, go to viewAuthor.at/RayneHall.

You can also subscribe to her newsletter:  http://eepurl.com/boqJzD



HEIDE GOODY an IAIN GRANT, co-authors of the story Detritus at the Church Fete:

Iain Grant is an author of short stories and novels, ranging from contemporary literature to fantasy and horror. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. He is perhaps best known for the comic novel, Clovenhoof, co-written with Heide Goody. The follow-up novel, Pigeonwings, (which follows the continuing adventures of the earthbound Satan and Archangel Michael) was published in August 2013. Iain's solo work includes children's books, thrillers and an on-going series of steampunk chapbooks which begins with The Angels of the Abyss.

Heide Goody inflicts unsuitable content upon the world by whatever devious means she can find. Technical documents in her day job have been found to contain coded messages if you read them backwards. She is, with Iain Grant, co-author of Clovenhoof, the Satan-in-suburbia comic novel and its sequel, Pigeonwings. Her first solo novel, Million Dollar Dress, is also published by Pigeon Park Press. Heide lives in North Warwickshire, England with her husband and children.



MITCH SEBOURN, author of the story Non-Disclosure:

Mitch Sebourn lives in the southern United States with his wife and cats. He is the author of many works of mystery and horror, including Sleight of Hand, Watershed, and most recently Lamentation. Visit his website at www.mitchsebourn.com and follow him on Twitter, @mnsebourn.

PAMELA TURNER, author of the story Inner Demon:

Pamela Turner drinks too much coffee and wishes she could write perfect first drafts. Short paranormal suspense novels include Death Sword, a Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Paranormal Awards 2013 finalist, Exterminating Angel, The Ripper’s Daughter, and Malice and Mayhem: Tales of the Macabre. Her short dark suspense story, “Family Tradition” (MuseItUp Publishing), was a finalist in the EPIC 2014 EBook Awards, and her short screenplay “Cemetery” placed second in The Writers Place Short/Teleplay screenplay competition. Besides coffee, she likes cats, cemeteries, and old abandoned buildings. You can find her at http://pamelaturner.net.


DEBBIE CHRISTIANA, author of the story Nerezza:

Debbie Christiana is a fan of things that go bump in the night, the mysterious and macabre and unusual love stories. This led her to write paranormal romance, dark romantic fiction and dark short stories. When not writing, Debbie can be found planning next Halloween’s Haunted House, reading something spooky, practicing yoga, sipping wine or hiking the Appalachian Trail with her husband and yellow Lab.

Debbie is a member of RWA (Secretary of her local chapter) and the International Thriller Writers. She lives in her Connecticut empty nest with her husband, where her three children visit regularly.




DOUGLAS KOLACKI, author of the story The Devil Never Takes a Vacation... And Neither Do I

Douglas Kolacki began writing while living in Naples, Italy with the U.S. Navy. Since then he has published stories in such publications as Weird Tales, Dragons Knights & Angels, and Dreams & Visions. He currently lives and writes in Providence, Rhode Island.



TRACIE MCBRIDE, author of the story The Touch of the Taniwha

Tracie McBride is a New Zealander who lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in over 80 print and electronic publications, including Bleed, FISH and the Stoker Award-nominated anthologies Horror for Good and Horror Library Volume 5. Her debut collection Ghosts Can Bleed contains much of the work that earned her a Sir Julius Vogel Award. She helps to wrangle slush for Dark Moon Digest and was the vice president of Dark Continents Publishing (2010 – 2014). Visitors to her blog are welcome at http://traciemcbridewriter.wordpress.com/.

KELDA CRICH, author of the story Stone City, Old As Immeasurable Time

Kelda Crich is a new born entity. She's been lurking in her creator's mind for a few years. Now she's out in the open. Find Kelda in London looking at strange things in London's medical museums or on her blog: http://keldacrichblog.blogspot.co.uk. Kelda's work has appeared in The Lovecraft eZine, Journal of Unlikely Acceptances, Dreams from the Witch House and in the Bram Stoker Award winning After Death anthology.



JAMIÉ CHAPMAN, cover illustrator

Jamie Chapman is a British illustrator with a degree in fine arts. He enjoys illustrating books and graphic novels. You can see more of his work here: www.jchapmanart.daportfolio.com.



Fiends: Ten Tales of Demons, now available for pre-order:
mybook.to/fiends.


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Mark Cassell's dark fantasy novel is available
everywhere, including Amazon and iBooks.

    


Author photo (c)Christopher Shoebridge
Mark Cassell lives in a rural part of the UK with his wife and a number of animals. He often dreams of dystopian futures, peculiar creatures, and flitting shadows. Primarily a horror writer, his steampunk, fantasy, and SF stories have featured in several anthologies and ezines.

His debut novel, The Shadow Fabric, is a supernatural story and is available from Amazon and everywhere else.

12 comments:

  1. I'm really excited about this collection. It's a great mix of quality stories, and each author has a different writing style and a different take on demons.

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  2. How lucky am I to be in FIENDS with such cool authors!! Heide and Iain, I read Clovenhoof about a year ago, and loved it :)

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  3. I'm glad for the chance to voice a different religious take on the subject--at least different from what I've read. Many thanks, Rayne, and to Mark for sharing this on his site.

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  4. It's a great line-up. Happy to be rubbing shoulders with you guys. Debs/Kelda

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  5. This looks like it would be something interesting to look at.

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  6. Some say writing about demons attracts them (much like faeries in that way). Have you ever experienced any real-life spooky experiences? Does resting your mind on the demonic (or the daimonic) pull those forces into your life?

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    1. Hi Aimee,
      I've had spooky experiences in my life (I once saw a ghost) but I don't find that writing about demons brings demonic forces into my life.
      Rayne

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  7. Most of the writers are unknown to me. I love when this happens. So many new names to discover. And all my favorite genres in one place...
    Would be interesting to know if the authors have favorite authors among themselves :)

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  8. Most of the writers are unknown to me. I love when this happens. So many new names to discover. And all my favorite genres in one place...
    Would be interesting to know if the authors have favorite authors among themselves :)

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  9. Looks like a great lineup of authors and stories about demons. As children we all like fairy tales and when we grow up we like to read tales about demons. There's something magnetic about them.

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  10. What a wonderful collaboration of writers! Great to see them working together and showing each other support in a world that tends to be so competitive. This was a great move Rayne! Do you think you would be interested in doing more collaborations in the future?

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  11. What a wonderful collaboration of writers! Great to see them working together and showing each other support in a world that tends to be so competitive. This was a great move Rayne! Do you think you would be interested in doing more collaboration in the future?

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