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Review of In The Shadow of the Spindrift House by Mira Grant

“Everything that’s loved lives.” ― Mira Grant, In the Shadow of Spindrift House STATS Hardcover, Deluxe Limited, 200 pagesPublished June 30th 2019 by Subterranean PressEdition LanguageEnglish STORY SYNOPSIS Nature abhors a straight line. The natural world is a place of curves and softened edges, of gentle mists and welcoming spirals. Nature remembers deviation; nature does not forgive. For Harlowe Upton-Jones, life has never been …

Guest Post – Trauma in Fiction by Author Kit Falbo

“Trauma is a difficult thing to talk about, and even write about. The word can bring up memories of events that have shattered lives in some way. Yet it is a necessary thing in fiction. It is often the fulcrum where the characters, plot, and story pivots. It is one of those things that readers will understand that now nothing will be the same. Nothing will ever be quite right again…”

First Chapter – First Paragraph Deathless By Catherynne M. Valente

First Chapter, First Paragraph Woodsmoke hung heavy and golden on the shorn wheat, the earth bristling like an old, bald woman. The apple trees had long ago been stripped for kindling; the cher- ry roots long since dug up and boiled into meal. The sky sagged cold and wan, coughing spatters of phlegmatic sunlight onto the grey and empty farms. The birds had gone, …