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Thursday, March 15, 2018

New Release BLUE SLUDGE BLUES by Shannon Lawrence @thewarriormuse #horror #shortstory


This short story collection looks freaky and fun!


Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations
by Shannon Lawrence

Release Date: March 15, 2018
Horror short story collection


A collection of frights, from the psychological to the monstrous. These tales are a reminder of how much we have to fear: A creature lurking in the blue, sludgy depths of a rest area toilet; a friendly neighbor with a dark secret hidden in his basement; a woman with nothing more to lose hellbent on vengeance; a hike gone terribly wrong for three friends; a man cursed to clean up the bodies left behind by an inhuman force. These and other stories prowl the pages of this short story collection.

Excerpt

From What the Fire Left Behind:

"Heat suffused my body, and the fire inside me awakened with those screams, birthed from my nightmares, my loss and terror. It scorched its way through me. Where it burned, it cauterized, leaving scars that would never heal."

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Also available from Apple and other countries through Amazon

About the Author

A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes mostly fantasy and horror. Her stories can be found in magazines and anthologies, including Space and Time Magazine, Dark Moon Digest, and Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things. When she's not writing, she's hiking the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings, where, coincidentally, there's always a place to hide a body or birth a monster.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

#IWSG Celebrate Writing Goals...Take a Break?


Happy March, Writers! Thank you to Alex J Cavanaugh for starting the Insecure Writers Support Group, where we air our hopes and fears.


Make sure to visit this month's cohosts:

Mary Aalgaard, Bish Denham,Jennifer Hawes, Diane Burton, and Gwen Gardner!


IWSG Day Question: How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal / finish a story?


I haven't paid enough attention to celebrating in the past, maybe due to my worried brain and achiever personality. Instead of basking in the glory, I often jump to the next goal.

But my psychologist friend, Karen, insists on taking me out to dinner when I finish a novel, and it is important to revel in satisfaction after a completed goal.

Upon finishing a novel, I typically have a sequel or new story hopping in my brain. Since I finished Twin Sacrifice, though, it's been pretty quiet up in hearrre. 


I pushed hard at marketing my latest release and have felt bummed by sales, although the reviews have been very kind. Maybe my overall lack of plot ideas and return on marketing investment are a sign to take a break from writing for a while.

Have you taken a lengthy break from writing? How'd it go?




Friday, March 2, 2018

Cover Reveal BLUE SLUDGE BLUES by @thewarriormuse Shannon Lawrence


Congratulations to Shannon Lawrence on the upcoming release of her horror short story collection, Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations! Check out this *creepy* cover.


A collection of frights, from the psychological to the monstrous. These tales are a reminder of how much we have to fear: a creature lurking in the blue, sludgy depths of a rest area toilet; a friendly neighbor with a dark secret hidden in his basement; a woman with nothing more to lose hellbent on vengeance; a hike gone terribly wrong for three friends; a man cursed to clean up the bodies left behind by an inhuman force. These and other stories prowl the pages of this short story collection.

Release Date: March 15, 2018

Available for Pre-Order in e-book now at the following locations:

Will also be available in trade paperback from Amazon US and UK, Apple iBooks and everywhere else Smashwords distributes to, and Amazon in other countries.

Thanks to Shannon's husband, Jeff Lawrence, for the cover design, and to Jared Hagan for her author photos.




A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in magazines and anthologies, including Space and Time MagazineDark Moon Digest, and Spinetingler. Though she often misses the ocean, the majestic and rugged Rockies are a sight she could never part with. Besides, in Colorado there's always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. What more could she ask for?

You can find her at her website/blogFacebookTwitter, and at her author pages at Amazon and Smashwords.


 


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