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About Alanna McFall
I am a novelist and playwright who specializes in the paranormal and fantasy. My debut novel, The Traveling Triple-C Incorporeal Circus, was released on June 4th, 2019 with Atthis Arts.
I have traveled across the US for the past few years, working on a variety of projects in Minnesota, Massachusetts, and New York. I am now working out of the Bay Area in California, and getting a taste of what the west coast can offer an artist. I am a member of the Monday Night PlayGround Writer’s Pool and a company Resident Playwright. I was honored in 2019 with the June Anne Baker Prize for female playwrights.
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Chelsea is determined to make it to her brother’s wedding. And she’s not going to let the fact that she’s been dead for two years stop her.
Best New Voice: Fiction, 2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards (Silver Winner)
Finalist: 2019 MIPA Midwest Book Awards
Joining with her mime friend from a New York City park and her ghostly mentor with forty years of afterlife under her belt, the three women set out on foot for San Francisco. Along the way, they are faced with joy, sorrow, and the haunting surprises of the open road. This humorous and lightly macabre journey explores relationships, personal burdens, and what it means to keep moving, even when your heartbeat has stopped.
Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2017 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Maureen Bowden, E. B. Fischadler, and David Harrison. Readers will also find other resources for the budding mad scientist, including an advice column, horoscopes, and other brief messages from mad scientists.
Authors featured in this volume also include Alanna McFall, Andy Brown, Richard Zwicker, Liam Hogan, Deborah Walker, Jimmy Bernard, Lyn Godfrey, Calvin Demmer, Candida Spillard, Lisha Goldberg, Laura Duerr, Chris Marchant, John A. McColley, Scott Chaddon, Kate Elizabeth, and Sean Frost. Art by Errow Collins, Luke Spooner, Amanda Jones, GryphonShifter, Shannon Legler, Scarlett O'Hairdye, Ariel Alian Wilson, Dawn Vogel, and Justine McGreevy.
Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2016 collects fourteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Saffron Grey, Diana Rohlman, and Deborah Walker. Readers will also find other resources for the budding mad scientist, including an advice column, horoscopes, and other brief messages from mad scientists.
Authors featured in this volume also include Darci Vogel, Aaron Moskalik, Alanna McFall, Mickey Hunt, Soren James, E. B. Fischadler, Daniel Hudon, J R Hampton, Church Lieu, Michael Rettig, Alan Meyrowitz, Dana Mele, Shane Landry, Emma Tonkin, Laura Roberts, David Perlmutter, J. M. Kennett, Loria Chaddon, Constance Flux, Kate Elizabeth, and Torrey Podmajersky. Art provided by Ariel Alian Wilson, Katie Nyborg, Shannon Legler, Amanda Jones, Errow Collins, Luke Spooner, Scarlett O'Hairdye, and Justine McGreevy.
Authors featured in this volume also include Jacqueline Bridges, Amandeep Jutla, Tamoha Sengupta, Joshua Steely, Zach Bartlett, Alanna McFall, James Stephen, Simon Kewin, Luke McKinney, Franko Stephens, Braddock Gaskill, Judith Field, David Wing, Loria Chaddon, Rick Tobin, Shane Landry, Kate Elizabeth, and Sean Frost. Art by Matt Youngmark, Scarlett O'Hairdye, Amanda Jones, Shannon Legler, Luke Spooner, and Errow Collins.
Mad Scientist Journal: August 2016 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Judith Field, Dusty Wallace, and Richard Zwicker. Readers will also find other resources for the budding mad scientist, including an advice column, horoscopes, and other brief messages from mad scientists.
Authors featured in this volume also include Ira Krik, Kathy Steinemann, Elizabeth Berger, Damien Krsteski, Leslie Anderson, Alanna McFall, Gary Cuba, Alexander Hollins, J. Herman, E. B. Fischadler, Scott Shanks, Jacob Lambert, Sean Stempler, Dan McQuain, Stephanie Rose, Steve Ruskin, Scott Chaddon, Adam Williams, Simon Kewin, Kate Elizabeth, and Torrey Podmajersky. Art provided by Shannon Legler, Katie Nyborg, Errow Collins, Amanda Jones, Justine McGreevy, Scarlett O'Hairdye, Luke Spooner, and Ariel Alian Wilson.
As Told by Things is a lighthearted, multi-genre collection of short stories and flash fiction, each told from the perspective of an inanimate object. Fun, witty, and full of charm, As Told by Things will capture your imagination—as well as your heart.
What objects do you think have stories to tell?
Z. Ahmad, E.D.E. Bell, Kella Campbell, Steve Carr, John Darling, Robert Dawson, Evan Dicken, Geoff Dutton, Jasre' Ellis, N.S. Evans, BethAnn Ferrero, C. Flynt, Avily Jerome, Laura Johnson, Tom Jolly, B.C. Kalis, Debra Krauss, Grace Keating, T.J. Lockwood, Donnie Martino, Alanna McFall, Holly Schofield, Terry Sanville, and Stephanie Vance.
Edited by E.D.E. Bell.
- Evan Dicken, "Every House a Home"
No one understands strange places like people who have been there. Mad Scientist Journal has brought together twenty-two tales of people who have visited places both beautiful and horrifying. Some places heal, some places destroy, some places just want to see the world. Haunted houses share a neighborhood in these pages with dimensional rifts, hidden skyscrapers, and abandoned spacecraft.
Included in this collection are stories from Ali Abbas, Nyri Bakkalian, S. E. Casey, Julian Dexter, Evan Dicken, Carolyn A. Drake, Dorian Graves, Diana Hauer, Georgie Hinojosa, Michael M. Jones, Gwendolyn Kiste, M. Lopes da Silva, Christine Lucas, Audrey Mack, Lyndsie Manusos, Alanna McFall, Alexander Nachaj, Timothy Nakayama, Betty Rocksteady, Ian M. Smith, Kathryn Yelinek, and E. R. Zhang. Includes art by Ray McCaughey, Kristen Nyht, Scarlett O'Hairdye, and Luke Spooner.
Elves aren't the only sexy ones, you know.
In these modern post-Hobbit days, it is high time we culture acknowledged one simple truth: dwarves can, in fact, be smokin’ hot. From the deep, rich and remote places of the world come legends of these fascinating beings: earthen men and women, fae kings, great metal workers and miners, mighty warriors, they are compact but virile mythological figures.
In Hard as Stone, editor Julie Cox brings together erotic stories of brawny builders and earthy smiths in which love can be robust, hearty, hardworking, bearded, and short... or not, as size is relative. And it's not the size of the hammer that matters, but how it's used... and perhaps how beautiful the sex toy is that one can craft with it.
Many of the stories in this volume also pick up on the notion that dwarven societal gender and biological sex characteristics may not be divided along the same lines as humans, and gay, lesbian, and genderqueer themes are amply represented in these stories. All the stories are magical, whether they touch on the modern world or delve deep into the realms of high fantasy. Some are bawdy, some are darker in tone--all are sizzling with sexuality.
Includes the stories:
Stolen Days by TS Porter
Rainbows in Hollywood by Lacie M. Jeffers
Ash and Elm by Bess Lyre
Wizard's Staff by Julie Cox
Cave Dwellers by Alanna McFall
To Those Who Move Mountains by Jason Carpenter
Don't Screw the Messenger by Jessica McHugh
Of Greed and Eager Things by Edda Grenade
Sample from "Wizard's Staff" by Julie Cox:
Next to Borabi, I was short. Not that I was tall next to most other people, either, but Borabi's long limbs were a dramatic contrast to my stocky build. He was lithe and graceful until he was startled, then those limbs went flailing everywhere like a colt's. When that happened, I laughed, and he scowled. Most of the time it was the other way around.
Like now. He writhed beneath me, a squirming mess of an elf, his breath hitching as he tried to stop himself from laughing. I held the paintbrush away from him and cuffed his pointed ear.
"Stop moving," I said. "These runes are very precise. I don't want to open a portal to some demonic realm because you're ticklish."
"I can't help it, Shale," he lied.
He could help it very well. He had unbelievable control, when he chose to exercise it. I leaned close over him, dabbing a spot of cornflower blue paint on his delicate nose. "Hold still, or I will stop touching you."
His pretty hazel eyes fluttered wide and his body stilled beneath me.
"There now," I crooned, "that's better." I drew the paint in thin lines across his body, weaving a spell with interlocking runes, the language of dwarves and of magic. I traced the curve of his bicep with a rune for the sorceress I needed to contact. His other arm was wreathed in the symbols of magical power, symbols for me to draw upon, like sinking a well into the ground beneath us to pull up the magic of the earth. I was dwarven; my magic was the power of stone and wells and mines and old language. I'd covered his chest in the runes of our families, the significant runes of our lives, the collective language that described our lives, apart and together. In naming them, I named us. We were the sum of our stories—literally, in the case of runic magic. Those had been easy; I'd painted those a thousand times.
I slid down his body, careful not to smudge the runes. I knelt between his legs and undid the lacing on his pants.