A companion volume to Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted, this multinational anthology has brought together authors from all across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, representing a variety of genres including horror, high and low fantasy, drama, science fiction, and even a little taste of romance. What binds these authors and their stories together are the disruptions: losses of innocence, of people, of hope…of one’s mind. Fraught with peril, emotion, and journeys most incredible, this collection of tales is sure to draw you in. Come get lost.
Featuring all original stories by Piers Anthony, Cathy Bryant, Tammy Euliano, Angelique Fawns, Mark F. Geatches, Ken Goldman, Noah Grace, Gabriel Hart, Fiona M Jones, Nicola Kapron, Tim Mendees, Don Noel, John B. Rosenman, Jeremy Thackray, and Marie Vibbert.
Edited by Ronald Linson and Deidre J Owen, with illustrations by Deidre J Owen (Illustrated Edition only).
[Contains some coarse language and violent encounters. Recommended 14+ with discretion.]
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Piers Anthony is an established author of more than 190 books of fantasy and other genres and was a contributor to Mannison Press’ previous anthology Little Girl Lost: 13 Tales of Youth Disrupted in 2019. He is, perhaps, best known for his Xanth and Incarnations of Immortality series. Today, Piers lives on a large tree farm in the Florida backwoods. You can learn more about Piers Anthony and his prolific writing career on his website at http://www.hipiers.com.
Cathy Bryant has won 27 literary awards, including the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Prize and the Wergle Flomp Award for Humorous Poetry. Her work has been included in the publications Magma, The Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and Stairs and Whispers. She co-edited the anthologies Best of Manchester Poets Vols. 1, 2, and 3, and Cathy’s own collections are Contains Strong Language and Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Look at All the Women, and Erratics. Her best-selling book is How to Win Writing Competitions. Cathy lives in Cheshire, UK. See Cathy’s listings for impoverished writers at http://www.compsandcalls.com/wp.
Tammy Euliano is a tenured professor of anesthesiology at the University of Florida and has been honored with numerous teaching awards, nearly 100,000 views of her YouTube teaching videos, and was featured in a calendar of women inventors. Tammy’s short fiction has been recognized by Glimmer Train, Bards & Sages, Flame Tree Press, Flash Fiction Magazine, Crime Bake, and the Faulkner Society. Her debut novel, tentatively titled Do No Harm, will be published by Oceanview in March 2021.
Angelique Fawns is a writer of speculative fiction and non-fiction articles about farm life. She works full-time as a television writer/producer and lives on a farm with her daughter, husband, horses, goats, chickens, dog, cat, and attack llama. You can find her work in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Gateway Review: A Journal of Magical Realism, Postscript, The Plaid Horse Blog, Hauntedmtl.com, and The Spadina Literary Review.
Mark F. Geatches began writing fiction in 2010. What began as an experiment quickly became a labor of love. Writing allows him an outlet for his unpredictable imagination, as well as an excuse to spend even more of his time listening to music. Mark finds music and writing the perfect mental connection; the nexus of focus and inspiration. His debut novel, Tamar & PJ: One Giant Adventure (middle grade fantasy) was published in November of 2016. Mark’s two-part dystopian series, A Road To Redemption: America’s Second Revolution, will be released by World Castle Publishing in 2020. You can learn more about his work and find links to his published short stories online on his website at markgeatches.com.
Ken Goldman, former Philadelphia teacher of English and Film Studies, is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association. He has homes on the Main Line in Pennsylvania and at the Jersey shore. His stories have appeared in over 910 independent press publications in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia with over thirty due for publication in 2019. Since 1993, Ken’s tales have received seven honorable mentions in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror. He has also penned six books including three anthologies, a novella, and two novels, Of a Feather and Sinkhole.
Noah Grace is a young, emerging writer from the UK who loves to make stories and music in equal measure. Noah’s first full-length publication will be a Young Adult interactive fiction game, which is currently in the works.
Gabriel Hart, author and songwriter, lives in Morongo Valley in California’s High Desert. His debut twin novel Virgins In Reverse/The Intrusion (Traveling Shoes Press) was released January 2019. His chapbook Cinema of Life (2016) and novelette Nothing to See Here (2017) will be incorporated into his upcoming desert speculative fiction novel Lies of Heaven, to be released in 2020 (Space Cowboy). He also has several short-fiction and poetry pieces published in Cholla Needles, the Howl 2018 and 2019 Anthology, the Desert Writers Guild Anthology, and Luna Arcana. Currently, Hart is teaching the writing workshop for Mil-Tree, a non-profit reach out program for Vets and Active Duty Military to heal the wounds of war.
Fiona M Jones is a creative writer living in Scotland. She has short fiction and nonfiction on Silver Pen, Folded Word, and a number of other venues. You can see Fiona’s published work through @FiiJ20 on Facebook, Twitter, and Thinkerbeat.
Nicola Kapron is a Canadian student in her fifth year of Digital Media Studies and Creative Writing at Vancouver Island University. She’s previously contributed to Portal Magazine, Rebel Mountain Press’s upcoming anthology Disabled Voices, and Mannison Press’s anthology Little Girl Lost: 13 Tales of Youth Disrupted. Nicola lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia, with a hoard of books—mostly fantasy and horror—and an extremely fluffy cat.
Tim Mendees is a horror writer born in Macclesfield in the North-West of England. He has recently been published in Death and Butterflies (Suicide House Publishing), Solitude (DBND Publishing), and has had several short stories accepted for publication in forthcoming anthologies and magazines. His debut novella Miracle Growth is coming soon from Black Hare Press. Tim is an active and recognizable figure in the UK Goth scene in his role as DJ, promoter, and podcaster. He currently lives in Brighton & Hove with his pet crab, Gerald, and an army of stuffed cephalopods.
Don Noel received his MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University in 2013. He is now retired after four decades’ prizewinning print and broadcast journalism in Hartford CT. Don has since published more than five dozen short stories and non-fiction pieces, but he has two novellas and a novel still looking for publishers. His blog is at www.dononoel.com
John B. Rosenman is a retired English professor from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA. He has had 250 of his stories published in Weird Tales, Whitley Strieber’s Aliens, Galaxy, and elsewhere. His novels include Alien Dreams, A Senseless Act of Beauty (Crossroad Press), The Merry-Go-Round Man (Crossroad Press), Speaker of the Shakk, Beyond Those Distant Stars (Mundania Press), and the Inspector of the Cross series (MuseItUp Publishing). John has also been awarded Musa Publishing’s 2013 Editor’s Top Pick award and Preditor’s and Editor’s Readers 2010 Poll Award for SF/F short fiction.
Jeremy Thackray is a speculative fiction writer from Leicester in the UK. “The Inspection” will be his first published short story, and he is currently working on a novel set in the same world. He lives with his partner and their two cats and gets his ideas for fiction from history, music, and gaming.
Marie Vibbert has sold over fifty short stories to paying markets, including seven times in Analog, where she has twice been a reader’s choice finalist. Her work has been translated into Chinese and Vietnamese. She has an identical (evil) twin and played tackle football. By day she is a computer programmer in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more about her at marievibbert.com or follow her on twitter @mareasi.
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