"I tried to leave" is a common theme for those from the Sudbury region. People often vow to move away, but something about the Nickel City keeps luring them back. Whether it's the taste of fresh air -- or just the sulphur in the air -- it's hard to move beyond the black rocks, endless lakes, and great openness without longing to come home.Some are so attached to the northern community that they choose to stick around, even when their physical life is over. After all, if the living can't leave the place behind, why should the dead? Spooky Sudbury explores the magnetic aura surrounding the city, for the living as well as the once-alive, in these tales of the supernatural.
From the Hermitage ruins to Dundurn Castle, from the Customs House to Stoney Creek Battlefield Park, the city of Hamilton, Ontario, is steeped in a rich history and culture. But beneath the surface of the Steel City there dwells a darker heart — from the shadows of yesteryear arise unexplainable, bizarre, and chilling encounters with the paranormal.
Lock the doors and turn on all the lights before you settle down with this book, because once you begin to read about the strange, eerie, and supernatural elements that lurk within a seemingly normal city in Southern Ontario, strange bumps in the night will take on new, more sinister meanings. Prepare to be thrilled and chilled with this collection of tales compiled from historical documents, first-person accounts, and the files of the paranormal group Haunted Hamilton, which has been investigating and celebrating Hamilton's historic haunted past since 1999.
(Available in PRINT, eBook and Audio) Paperback ISBN: 9780973568851
There's nowhere to hide when everybody you know or meet is trying to kill you. Scotty Desmond's day begins like any other until his boss calls him into the office, pulls out a gun and starts shooting at him. Scott manages to escape the surprise assassination attempt, but everyone else he meets, colleagues, friends and strangers alike are all similarly obsessed with killing him. Will Scott survive long enough to understand what is behind the relentless attacks and how it might relate to the investigation into his father's mysterious death?
Paperback ISBN: 9781927609033 $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN / Ebook
On the surface, Peter O'Mallick is just another teenager suffering through the pain and angst of lost love and the frustrations of too much homework and too little time to hang out with his friends. But below the surface lurks a terrifying power O'Mallick is barely able to control begins to surge forth, killing those closest to him. Can O'Mallick control the Death curse coursing through his veins or is he destined to watch in horror as all those around him continue to drop like proverbial flies.
(Though the print book isn't going to be released until the winter/spinrg of 2013, the terror begins for free online via O'Mallick's blog - the first 3rd of the novel will be told in real time - online)
This anthology joins a 25+ year Canadian literary legacy that features the writing and editing of more than 250 of Canada’s best known authors. The theme for Tesseracts Sixteen is “Parnassus Unbound” and the stories focus on art, music, literature and cultural elements.
Authors included in T16: Neil Peart & Kevin J. Anderson, Robert J. Sawyer, Ryan Oakley, Steve Vernon, Hugh A. D. Spencer, Sandra Kasturi, Michael Kelly, Rebecca Senese, Randy McCharles, Chadwick Ginther, Stephen Kotowych, Carolyn Clink, J. J. Steinfeld, David Clink, Robert H. Beer, Leia Getty, Scott Overton, Sean Costello, Virginia O’Dine, Melissa Yuan-Innes, Derwin Mak, Kimberly Foottit, Matthew Jordan Schmidt, Adria Laycraft & Jeff Hughes
Chilling tales born from the dark shadows of campuses across Canada. Featuring thirteen all original tales of terror by talented Canadian authors.
SHORT WORKS (FICTION, POETRY, NON-FICTION)
SHORT STORY: "Some Are Born to Save the World" 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush edited by Kevin J. Anderson & John McFetridge (April 2016)
SHORT STORY: "Impressions in the Snow" Fiction River: Sparks edited by Rebecca Moesta (April 2016)
SHORT STORY: "Hereinafter Referred to as the Ghost" Tesseracts Seventeen edited by Colleen Anderson and Steve Vernon (October 2013)
SHORT STORY: "Face in the Window" From Beyond The Grave (edited by Michael J. Evans) - co-authored with Carol Weekes (July 2013)
EBOOK: (SHORT STORY): Memento Mori (June 2013)
EBOOK: (SHORT STORY): Collateral Damage - also a limited to 100 numbered copies print edition (April 2013)
SHORT STORY: "Memento Mori" (Dissections March 2013 Issue) - simultaneously published in print in Sulphur: Laurentian University Journal/Anthology
EBOOK: (SHORT STORY): A Murder of Scarecrows (March 2013)
EBOOK: (SHORT STORY): This Time Around (Feb 2013)
EBOOK (COLLECTED DIGITAL SHORT STORIES): Bumps in the NIght: Creepy Campfire Tales (available on Kindle, Kobo, Smashwords) (July 2012)
ARTICLE/ESSAY/CHAPTER/EBOOK: "Reinventing the Book World from the Bottom Up" Alternative Futures for What We Currently Call Publishing (edited by Jerome Martin) - FREE. This collection of insightful essays about publishing includes embedded links to videos, audio and other web resources that add value/perspective to the issues and topics covered
EBOOK: (SHORT STORY): Prospero's Ghost (co-written with Kimberly Foottit) - reprint of story appearing in CAMPUS CHILLS. Amazon (99 cents), Kobo (free), Smashwords (free), B&N (free) (June 2012)
ARTICLE: "Amazon and the Independent Store" on The Mark News (Dec 27, 2011)
EBOOK: (DIGITAL COLLECTION): Snowmen Shivers: Scary Snowmen Tales - reprints of That Old Silk Hat They Found and Ides of March (Smashwords, Amazon, Kobo) (December 2011)
EBOOK: (DIGITAL COLLECTION): Tricky Treats: Three Halloween Stories - reprints of But Once A Year, Treats and Tricky Treater (Smashwords, Amazon ) (October 2011)
ARTICLE: "A Turning Point for the Publishing Industry" on The Mark News (August 11, 2011)
ARTICLE: "The E-Smudge of Death" on The Mark News (August 8, 2011)
EBOOK: (DIGITAL COLLECTION): Active Reader & Other Cautionary Tales from the Book World - reprint of the previously published stories Active Reader, Browsers and Distractions (Kindle, Kobo, Smashwords)
STORY: "Distractions" in the WORLD FANTASY CON 2001 CD-Rom, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick (November 2001). Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "It Creeps Up On You" (co-authored with Carol Weekes) in the WORLD FANTASY CON 2001 CD-Rom, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick (November 2001). Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "Mad Crow & Forest Fox" (co-authored with several other authors) in THE RED, RED ROBIN PROJECT, CD-Rom anthology, all profits from sale of anthology donated to the Oklahoma City women's shelter. Brian A. Hopkins, editor. Lone Wolf Publications (April 2000)
STORY: "Requiem" in Darkness Within #2 (Autumn 1999 issue). Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: Reprint of a revised version of "Hand in Marriage" in the onzine ezine Pillow Screams Oct/Nov 1999 issue.
POETRY: "At The Halloween Party" in Crossroads #22/23 (Double issue)
POETRY: "Marriage of Convenience", "With Apologies to E.P." & "Tit for Tat" in Twisted Devotion #1. "WIth Apologies to E.P. was reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "Erratic Cycles" in Parsec Vol 3, No 2 Winter 1998/1999. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "The Bogeyman Can" in imelod Vol 4, Issue 12. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
POETRY: "The Devil You Know" & "Halloween Party" in Crossroads #21
STORY: "Treats" -- Crossroads #19. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY" That Old Silk Hat They Found" -- Strange Wonderland #1. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "From Out of the Night" -- The Darker Woods #2. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "Nervous Twitching" & POETRY "Blood Dreams", "Unforgiven Night", "Frost After Midnight", "There is a Low & Fearful Cry" & "Into the Night" in Northwords (Fall 96). "Nervous Twitching", "Blood Dreams", "Frost After Midnight" and "There Is A Low & Fearful Cty" reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
POETRY: "The Perfect Crime" & " Holiday Demons" in Crossroads #16. "Holiday Demons" reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "But Once A Year" -- Crossroads #11. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "Tricky Treater" -- Crossroads #10. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
POETRY: "Wailin Jenny" & "Old Clyde " -- Thin Ice #XV. "Wailin Jenny" reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "Phantom Mitch" -- Wicked Mystic" #22 -- (This story, Mark's first published horror fiction, received Honorable Mention in THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY & HORROR #7 (Edited by Datlow & Windling). Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
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