We’re delighted to announce Spiral Publishing author Kari Kilgore’s first professional short story sale is now available in Fiction River: Superstitious! “The Worry Trap” is the first of several stories set in her native Appalachia that will be appearing over the next few months. The entire collection is wonderfully touching, creepy, and entertaining, and perfect October reading.
Speaking of seasonally appropriate reading, both Kari and Jason A. Adams are featured in the upcoming 2019 Holiday Spectacular from WMG Publishing. This exciting project will deliver a new holiday-themed story from the best short fiction writers working today directly to your inbox for 35 days (or to the inbox of anyone else you choose). Then the entire collection will be released in ebook, and later in three print volumes.
The Kickstarted has successfully funded (thank you to everyone who contributed!) and runs until October 23, so this is a perfect way to give a gift that will last throughout the season to yourself and the reader in your life. The stories range from sweet and sometimes romantic in Joyous Christmas, dark and often murderous (for those days when you need an escape from relentless good cheer) in Bloody Christmas, and across the spectrum of emotions and many celebrations in Winter Holidays.
The 2019 Holiday Spectacular has two more Appalachian stories from Kari, one in Winter Holidays and another in Joyous Christmas, and one from Jason about finding your true family in Winter Holidays.
Rewards for backing the Kickstarter by October 23 include delights for readers and writers (an exclusive workshop all about writing holiday stories, which you can give as a gift), so head over and get some of your shopping done early! An extra reward of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s Santa and Other Criminals will be included, with more stretch goal rewards on the horizon.
Thank you as always for your support, and Happy October!