I've got a new story, "A Mother's Love," in the recently released anthology, "100 Word Horrors 3: An Anthology of Horror Drabbles."
My story is one I've revisited several times in different lengths as the theme is a fun one to write and to see how I can change it. The reviewer at EricaRobynReads seemed to like it, too, and gave it a 5/5 rating, with the anthology also getting a 5 rating. Check out the full review at the link above.
* Get the Kindle version on Amazon. (Paperback coming soon!)
The new Fall issue of Mysterical-e is out!
This time, my Author Snapshot column has several mystery authors including Jacqueline Seewald, Laura Childs and Terrie Moran, Elaine Viets, Camille Minichino and Jean Rabe sharing favorite quotes from their books and telling a little about what inspired the stories. Be sure to check it out!
Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter is on sale!
* I followed the crimes and the trial, along with offering an entirely different solution to the crime, in my book, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter. (new 2nd edition & new cover!) **
** On sale starting at 99 cents August 14 to Aug. 21. -
UK: On sale Aug. 14-17. **
* Read what happens next - (I will have this book on sale after the first sale is over.)
The story continues in Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall... After the trial and being acquitted of murder, Lizzie thought her life would be "normal' again, but can it? When her sister, Emma, is caught up in the latest zombie outbreak, Lizzie has no choice but to pick up her axe again...
I figure it doesn't hurt to ask. With thousands (ok, millions!) of books out there, it's hard to be heard above the din. Why you do all kinds of things to get your book noticed. So...
NPR has a summer reading poll up - for horror!
Please nominate Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by C.A. Verstraete (click yes to series) to the poll on the NPR site HERE. You can copy and paste info. Thanks, I appreciate it!
Summer Scares Giveaway - June 10 - July 4: Books, samples, previews and more! Great reads!
It's Release Week!
* Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter releases Thursday, May 10.
* Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall releases May 14.
* Release week contests & giveaways, start Mon. 5/7. See GirlZombieAuthors blog.
A new edition of Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter is coming out - with a new cover & edits! ** The new Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2 is also coming soon. Title to Be Revealed!! Hoping pre-orders will be up by mid-late April.
** Here's a tiny sneak peek of the first line of the book blurb:
After being acquitted of brutally slaying her parents, Lizzie Borden thinks her nightmare is over—but it’s only just begun!
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A little reveal - Here's part of the new cover title! Cool, huh???? What do you think?
Hope you had a great start to 2018!
I started out the new year right with a great new review of my companion book, The Haunting of Dr. Bowen in the Jan. issue of Uncaged Book Reviews 4 stars!
Here's part of it: "... An enjoyable story to go along with Lizzie Borden (Zombie Hunter)... Though it explores a slightly different facet of the paranormal genre, it fits nicely into the world Verstraete had already built. Additionally, she added one last bittersweet surprise to the end of the book that reminded me of the story's predecessor..." - Kaitlin, see review online. (Jan. 2018, pg. 90)
Blog by Chris Verstraete - author, award-winning journalist, miniaturist. I love dogs, too. It's all good.