Indie Bookshelf Releases 03/17/2023

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Terrified, desperate, and rebellious—before 1973, those were routine reactions for anyone trapped and in trouble. Access to reproductive health care has been chipped away for decades until a single decision once again mired a new generation in historic trauma and modern repression.

The voices of In Trouble explore the fantastic and ordinary ways lives are overturned by unplanned or unexpected arrivals.

This collection aims forward, delivering stories of radical agency and fierce self-direction, challenging the world of legally imposed vulnerability, exploited futures, and oppressive structures that have become so painfully real.

In Trouble is a vivid examination of power and self-determination.

The editors will donate 100% of net proceeds to benefit the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Yes, 2022 has passed but any charity books out in December which were missed are included in the 2023 shelves for fairness’ sake.

‘Twas the fright before Christmas,
nightmares fill my head,
the creatures, they’re a-prowling
’til everyone is dead…

Welcome back to Deathlehem, where…

…a stranger grants a grieving father’s Christmas wish…
…charitable acts are purely self-serving…
…a man plans his last Christmas in a post-apocalyptic world…
…a serial killer targets the wrong victim…
…sometimes it’s better not to go home for the holidays…
…and more!

Seventeen more tales of holiday horrors to benefit The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Bodily transformation. Possession of the body. Forced disembodiment. A baby consumes its mother in utero. Unrealistic postpartum expectations turn deadly. A witch avenges the voiceless. These 16 original horror stories explore the ownership and control—or lack thereof—that we have over our bodies.

All profits from this anthology go to National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) to support reproductive freedom, access to birth control and abortion care, paid parental leave, and protection from pregnancy discrimination.

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Those who do not learn from history are doomed to (rep)eat it.

A mother and daughter negotiate the Oregon Trail with grisly results; an elementary teacher watches the carnage of The Challenger explosion spill over into her own classroom. A possible prospector traveling west is drawn to an isolated inn where no one walks away hungry; a 1950s housewife shares the gruesome repertoire of behavior expected of a proper lady. Prohibition and women’s suffrage, the Civil War and the Vietnam War, the JFK assassination conspiracy and the Y2K hysteria: the annals of American history are reimagined with a side order of cannibalism by twenty of the biggest names writing horror fiction today.

Forget what you read in the textbooks.

Everything you were taught about the Land of Liberty is about to be history.

The Speculative Fiction Academy provides an environment where people interested in creating in the genre space can flourish.
Students will  learn about the things that interest them – faeries and vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters, and everything in between. Learn about worldbuilding, character development, pacing, and tone as well as marketing concepts, branding techniques, publishing practices, and audio considerations.

​5 Curriculum Tracks

  • Fiction (Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural Romance)
  • Creative Writing Principles
  • Non-Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction
  • Film and New Media (Screenwriting, Film Production, Podcasting)
  • Business
The robust course offerings at SFA are taught by award winners, business owners, writers, podcasters, industry leaders… seasoned professionals actively working in the genre.  Each of these instructors has a passion for what they do and a desire to share their knowledge.
Madam Tomahawk (A Grifter's Song Book 29) by [Nick Kolakowski]
Wasps in the Ice Cream - McGregor, Tim
In the Porches of My Ears by [Norman Prentiss]
It Doesn't Go Away by [Wendy Dalrymple]
The Special Image The Dreadful Years
The Night Begins The Insatiable Hunger of Trees Vandal: Stories of Damage (Dark Tide Mysteries and Thrillers Book 6) by [Kaaron Warren, Aaron Dries, J.S. Breukelaar, Crystal Lake Publishing] They Wear Our Skin by [Trevor Hallam]

The Year of the Storm by [John Mantooth, Cemetery Dance Publications]
P is for Poltergeist (A to Z of Horror Book 16) by [Daniel R. Robichaud, Malina Douglas, Bob Johnston, Christopher Pate, Pauline E. Dungate, Michael Gore, Sarah Jane Huntington, Doris V. Sutherland, Nicole Iversen, Paul Lonardo] The Old Ways: Anthology of Ritual and Lore Volume 1 by [Eerie River Publishing, Holley Cornetto, S.O. Green] The Old Ways: Anthology of Ritual and Lore Volume 2 by [Eerie River Publishing, Holley Cornetto, S.O. Green] The Cursed Clones (The Tales of Tupuqa Book 3) by [Adam Hulse]
Kevin J. Kennedy's A to Z of Horror: A Horror Collection by [Kevin J. Kennedy] Blood, Sweat, and Fears Unquiet Spirits: Essays by Asian Women in Horror by [Lee Murray, Angela Yuriko Smith, Lisa Kröger]    


The Eater of Gods, by Dan Franklin Sunny Pines, by Glen Krisch, Ray Garton, Bev Vincent, and Kealan Patrick Burke OOZE: Little Bursts of Body Horror by [Ruth Anna Evans, Judith Sonnet, Rowland Bercy Jr.] Portals: Sci-fi Flash Fiction Stories by [Eric Fomley]
The Doctor Will See You Now by [Tom Carter] Joey Leonard's Last Horror Movie Marathon by [Kevin Lucia] Ai Jiang's Smol Tales From Between Worlds (Tales From Between Presents) by [Ai Jiang, Matthew Stott] Hush, Don't Wake the Monster : Stories Inspired by Stephen King - Women in Horror Anthology by [Azzurra Nox , Andrea Slye, Andrea Teare, Rachel Bolton, Marnie Azzarelli , Lauri Christopher, Kay Hanifen , Hannah Brown, Amy Grech, L.E. Daniels]
Tales from the Monoverse: A Last Waltz Anthology by [Jack Wells, Daemon Manx, Heather Miller, Matt Scott, Chase Will, Danielle Manx, Elisabeth Suggs, Makency Hudson, Laurelle Lewis, Thomas West] The Sacrament: A Religious Horror Anthology by [DarkLit Press, Kelly Brocklehurst, Jamie Stewart, Ross Jeffery] J. Dianne Dotson – Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Author - Dying Sheep The Trees Grew Because I Bled There: Collected Stories - Larocca, Eric
    5th 7th  
Every Woman Knows This by Laurel Hightower book cover Something in My Eye by [Terri Hamill, Black Hare Press]
The Black Cabin by [Wayne Fenlon] Image Hell on High by [Michael Clark, Mateus Roberts, MJ Pankey]
10th 11th 14th 15th  
Dark and Lonely Water by [Graeme Reynolds, Crystal Lake Publishing] Image The Darkness by [Derek Hutchins] CONTAINMENT ROOM 7 by [Bryan Hall]
  17th      20th
Shadow Vista Lead Me to the Dark by [James Twyman] Beasts of 42nd Street by [Preston Fassel, Cemetery Dance Publications] Sleep Alone Rituals & Grimoires: Gothic Tales of Dark Magic and Wizardry by [Cassandra L. Thompson, Eric Avedissian, Stefanie Contreras, Evan A Davis, Colin Harker, Nicola Apron, A.R.C. Mitra, Teagan Olivia Sturmer, R. Thursday, Damon Barret Roe]
21st      23rd   
Nocturnal Liberation by [Villimey Mist] Colony Collapse (The Shattered Stars Book 1) by [KE Wolfe] The Sum of Your Flesh by [Beverley Lee] The Seething by [Ben Monroe, Elizabeth Leggett, MJ Pankey]
24th   27th    31st
The Broken Places: A Novel by [Blaine Daigle, Wicked House Publishing]  The Woman In The Mirror by [Jessica Johnson]  
The Night Visitor by [Alyson Faye]

Tales From The Southern Fried Crypt (Book Two) Paperback

Sunny Pines, by Glen Krisch, Ray Garton, Bev VIncent, and Kealan Patrick Burke    
  4th   14th  
Linghun The Atonement Bell - Ousley, Jim Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
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22nd 23rd 25th    
Even the Worm Will Turn - Piper, Hailey Tell Me When I Disappear, by Glen Hirshberg Neverest by [T.L. Bodine] This Delicious Death - Cottingham, Kayla Our Own Unique Affliction by [Scott J. Moses, DarkLit Press]
27th   28th TBA  
manxiety2.jpg Your Darling Death by [Lauren Carter]   DMV, by Bentley Little
  2nd 5th 9th 11th
Conjuring the Witch by Jessica Leonard The Dead Woods by [Christian Francis] Graveyard of Lost Children by [Katrina Monroe] Citizens of Shadow: A Vampire Tale (Beguiled by Night Book 2) by [Nicole Eigener]
  15th 17th 23rd  
Vial-Thoughts-cover-web.jpg Attack of the Killer Tumbleweeds by [Antonia Rachel Ward]
Image wind-howl-final.jpg  Bitters, by Kaaron Warren The Untimely Undeath of Imogen Madrigal Grayson Daly  
2nd 18th    23rd  
The Science Fictionary: A Dictionary of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror by [Robert W. Bly, Crystal Lake Publishing] Evil Whispers, by Owl Goingback Our Love Will Devour Us
3rd 7th 11th    
The Vein    
3rd TBA      
12th 18th      
The Promis of Plague Wolves-Coy Hall Cold, Black, and Infinite, by Todd Keisling    
But A Dream by [Caitlin Marceau]        

Note: These shelves are very much ‘reminders’ of the magazines that are out there, so the covers might not change too often! Please let me know if there are magazines, journals, periodicals we are not aware of.

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A ghostly set of short stories with touches of horror, suspense, or even a laugh or two from a wild and diverse group of writers.

​Hear Us Scream  is a collaborative effort committed to building supportive, genuine connections and safer spaces for women, transgender, and non-binary people in the horror community. We aim to amplify marginalized voices that have been frequently drowned out or ignored in a genre traditionally perceived as othering women, transgender, and non-binary individuals.

CRAWLING will be our debut fiction short story collection. CRAWLING will feature 13 subdermal horror stories chosen from a variety of submissions sent through the period of Jan 9th until March 31st. 

The short stories will focus on body horror lirking under the skin: infestations and transformations with an emphasis on the embodied experience.

CRAWLING is looking to release July, 2023

‘My name is Janine Pipe and I am a director, producer and writer within the world of indie genre filmmaking and books. Footsteps first appeared in the 2020 charity anthology Diabolica Britannica and was subsequently nominated for a Splatterpunk Award. It then went on to be the first story in my own collection, Twisted: Tainted Tales in 2021 and has remained a firm favourite with readers. It’s always in the back of my mind; one day, my story will become a film. This is where the campaign comes in. In order to make Footsteps the best it can be, to raise enough to have some really good SFX and importantly pay all the cast and crew and everyone involved in pre and postproduction what they deserve, then help from all of you is very much needed and so massively appreciated!

To make Footsteps into the best production it can be so that it can be enjoyed hopefully by people all over the world at festivals, conventions and at home, I need to raise £5,000. We won’t need a large cast since there are only 2 main characters and our creature and it all takes place in the forest hence not a vast budget for location and set dressing. A lot of that money will go on paying the crew and ensuring we have the relevant kit. We need decent cameras and lighting, sound equipment. There’s travel, catering (one must always feed their cast and crew) and there will be a lot of blood.’

‘Childhood is a time of innate curiosity, growth and the horrifying realization that terror is bound by no medium. Kindertrauma: We Know What Scared You is a feature-length peer into the void of juvenile anxieties across form and format, in order to learn both the meaning of Kindertrauma and how the phenomenon has refracted cultural and social anxieties throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Utilizing examples from movies, tv, animation, commercials, posters, box art, books, and comics, Kindertrauma: We Know What Scared You aims to provide an insightful retrospective on the things that terrified us as children, along with observations from creatives who foment the bad dreams of the current generation through art.

For anyone who grew up with films, books or comics, this is a topic you most likely discussed: media that horrified you when you were a kid. Kindertrauma: We Know What Scared You is a full-length documentary directed by Diandra Lazer produced by Blair Hawkins, Brad Henderson, Claudia Charriez, Emma Buntrock-Muller, Janine Pipe, Anya Stanley, and Justin Powell edited by Michael Keene with art direction by Jason Kauzlarich and motion graphics by Timothy Weidelman.

Kindertrauma: We Know What Scared You features commentary from filmmakers, entertainment luminaries, and movie lovers alike to tackle the complexities of what gave us nightmares growing up and paralyzed us with fear. We will also hear from theorists and mental health providers with insights on the traumas commonly carried into adulthood, how, and why they stick.’

Lynn Love

Go to her website Lynn Love is a UK-based editor, mentor and ghost story writer whose short stories and serials have appeared in print and online in The Horror Tree, Inferno anthology by The Infernal Clock, Daughters of Darkness II anthology by Black Angel Press, Writing Magazine, Mslexia and The People’s Friend among others. She’s a reader for Flame Tree Press and London Literary Scouting.

Erin Al-Mehairi

Erin Al-Mehairi at Hook of a Book – Experienced editor of 25+ years. Fiction (most genres), non-fiction, poetry, business/website. Developmental content and copy/line editor both. Proofreading also offered. For more information go to

Michael David Wilson

‘I’m currently open to new clients for editing and writing consultations. If you’re interested in my freelance editing services please drop me a line at [email protected] . I offer two levels of fiction editing and Skype writing consultations.’

Services include: Story Overview, Full In-depth Edit, Skype Writing Consultations.

Go here to find out more :

Ben Long

Writing – Whether you’re looking for fresh blog content, catchy social media copy, or someone to overhaul your brand/site, I would more than happy to help.

Persuasive copywriting, engaging content writing, and everything in between – I love it all.

Editing:  Need someone to correct typos and grammatical mistakes in your manuscript? Looking for help in the developmental structure of your latest story?

Whether you need help editing help in the macro or the micro, I bet my attention to detail and knowledge of writing prowess can help.

Something Else?

I’m ALWAYS open to and looking for opportunities to collaborate! I love working with like-minded people on passion projects that pique my interest. I want motivational partnerships where we can create cool things and everyone wins.

Get in touch with me here:

Claire Fitzpatrick

‘I’ve started a small freelance editing business. It’s called Edit Without Mercy. ? I’m not offering developmental editing for novels at this time, but I will work with short fiction and non-fiction . I’m specialising in:
– Copy Editing
– Content Editing
– Academic Editing
– Proofreading
Feel free to message me or use the contact form if you’re looking for editorial assistance!

Happy reading.


 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team


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