Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s poem, “The Problem with the Bottling of Troublesome Spirits” will appear in the The Lost Librarian’s Grave horror anthology

The Lost Librarian’s Grave—coming October 1, 2021.

I am very pleased to announce that Juleigh Howard-Hobson graces us with a sample of her hermetic (in more than one way, perhaps) wisdom of shadowy things with her excellent poem, “The Problem with the Bottling of Troublesome Spirits.”

Juleigh’s work has appeared in multitudinous publications though she is best known for her poetry. She is a “firm believer in throwing literary breadcrumbs in any path that may hold them” and also publishes “fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews and articles.” Don and I are glad that Redwood Press is now one of those literary paths.

She lives in a “dark deep forest” (sounds familiar!) in the Pacific Northwest corner of the United States. She has been nominated for many awards including “The Pushcart, the Elgin and the Rhysling Awards.”

Check out Juleigh’s author page on Amazon. There are some interesting, fun-looking reads lurking there, and read her this October in The Lost Librarian’s Grave.

Rhonda Parrish’s poem, “The Grotesque” chosen for The Lost Librarian’s Grave horror anthology

The Lost Librarian’s Grave—coming October 1, 2021.

I am very happy to start the week by announcing that Don and I have chosen Rhonda Parrish’s poem, “The Grotesque,” for The Lost Librarian’s Grave anthology.

Rhonda is a prolific Canadian author and poet. So far, for 2021, she has received several Aurora Award nominations, including for her novel, Hollow, and a Rhysling Award nomination for her poem, “The Luck Eaters.”

Rhonda’s poem reminds me a little bit of Howard Lovecraft’s take on houses in several of his stories. Not exactly but enough that the remembrance made me smile. Probably because I’ve often had strange thoughts myself when I walk by or go into a very old domicile, especially if it appears abandoned.

Things are moving quickly now and we’ll have more announcements over the next few days.

“Valhalla is a Lie” by Benjamin Thomas chosen for The Lost Librarian’s Grave horror anthology

Don and I are pleased to announce that Benjamin Thomas’ excellent short story, “Valhalla is a Lie,” will appear in The Lost Librarian’s Grave anthology.

As Benjamin says himself, nothing like a “little valkyrie-inspired wasteland horror due out right before Halloween!” We agree, nothing says Halloween quite like murderous valkyries.

 Benjamin is a fellow New Englander and his short fiction has appeared in a variety of publications. His medical thriller and crime novel, Jack Be Quick, is available from Owl Hollow Press.

We will be announcing some more signings next week, including some poetry and possibly a couple more stories.

The Lost Librarian’s Grave Short Story Horror Anthology Cover

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I’ve been working on the cover for the October anthology for a couple of days now and this is the current version. Today’s big innovation is I added some bats. I’m also considering putting four or five author names in the middle, left part of the cover.

I originally did three covers. Personally, I liked the angel the best but the general consensus from the people I asked was for the gargoyle one. I do have to say that the gargoyle has sort of grown on me and I do like what the filters and such did with the rusty reptiles.

Be Well!

— Ann