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Irregular Images - Coming Spring 2019
Enchantress of Books and other stories - Coming April 1, 2019
A collection of fantasy short stories by
award-winning author Alison McBain.
What happens when Cinderella makes a deal with her devil of a godmother? Or when a princess has to face being rescued by a completely unsuitable hero? Or when a living body of water becomes a woman and falls in love?
Find out in this new collection of fantasy short stories by Alison McBain! This forthcoming book contains fourteen of Ms. McBain’s most popular flash fiction and short stories, including her award-winning short “Grandmother Winter.”
Also included are five brand-new stories, including “Enchantress of Books,” inspired by the collection's beautiful cover art created by the very talented Richard Ong.
So wave a wand, make a wish on the moon, and prepare to delve into these nineteen fantastical adventures!
Don't Be A Hero: A VILLAINthology - Coming October 1, 2019
DON'T BE A HERO.
Heroes are boring. Standing up for weaklings, defending the status quo, reacting instead of acting. Villains are the go-getters, the ones who put grand plans into motion, the ones who change the world.
For their own benefit, naturally.
Villains are complex individuals with tales of their own to tell, and it's hard to have a great story without them. There's the dark figure cackling in the shadows, the grinning businessman behind the desk, the evil emperor sending forth his legions, the jerk down the hall who deliberately parks too close to the line every day . . .
Sometimes, it just feels good to be bad.
For information about how to enter our Feature Story Contest for DON'T BE A HERO, please visit our Contest Page.
AND MORE BOOKS COMING SOON!
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Ten Minutes Past Teatime - Released February 2019!
A Victorian spinster-scientist and a Viking shield-maiden find passion and danger in dark-age Ireland.
1896: Forty-three-year-old scientist Miss Minerva Minett is determined to become the first female member of an exclusive inventor’s club. To win their annual membership competition, she invents a time-traveling submersible, and launches her vessel into the Irish sea for a quick trip to the dark ages. But when she sinks a Viking longship, accidentally joins a monastery raid, and falls into the arms of a grizzled shield-maiden, she discovers that time may not be on her side.
Ten Minutes Past Teatime is live on Amazon in print and eBook!!! Buy your copy today by going HERE.
When to Now: A Time Travel Anthology - Released October 2018!
From the first popularization of the time travel genre with H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, to cult books such as Slaughterhouse-Five and A Wrinkle in Time, time travel has long fascinated readers of science fiction and fantasy. The premise can be absurd, such as The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, or filled with adventure, like The Chronicles of Narnia. Characters can have a love story over the ages, such as The Time Traveler's Wife or travel far into a dystopian future, like Planet of the Apes.
The Fairfield Scribes' new anthology When to Now: A Time Travel Anthology has something to interest every reader, from a steampunk story that follows a Victorian time traveler back to Viking times, to a daughter who’s trying to figure out her mother’s murder and how it relates to her mother’s research into time travel. There's a touching tale about woman who gave up her son many years ago, and again has to face the trauma that changed her life. And our feature story follows the life of a young girl who learns that a single time traveler can’t change the most important event in her past.
Plus there are many, many more brilliant stories contained in the pages of When to Now - eighteen up-and-coming authors have been brought together to create a fantastic anthology that will thrill all readers of speculative fiction.
When to Now: A Time Travel Anthology is live on Amazon in print and eBook!!! Buy your copy today by going HERE.
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For the inside scoop on what it was like to be the lead editor of the anthology, and also the stories BEHIND the stories, check out these author and editor blog posts:
Winner of the Fairfield Scribes' Feature Story Contest:
Cynthia C. Scott