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About Dayle A. Dermatis
Hailed as "one of the best writers working today" by bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith, Dayle A. Dermatis is the author or coauthor of many novels and more than a hundred short stories in multiple genres, including urban fantasy novel Ghosted. She is a founding member of the Uncollected Anthology project, and her short fiction has been lauded in year's best anthologies in erotica, mystery, and horror.
She lives in a book- and cat-filled historic English-style cottage in the wild greenscapes of the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time she follows Styx around the country and travels the world, which inspires her writing.
To find out where she's wandered off to (and to get free fiction!), check out DayleDermatis.com.
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INSEPARABLE, INSUFFERABLE, by Alan Orloff
USE OF THE AWKWARD HAND, by Julie Leo
UMBERTO SCOLARI AND THE FEAST OF PARADISE, by Dayle A. Dermatis
MOE’S SEAFOOD HOUSE, by Ramona DeFelice Long
MUD SEASON, by Su Kopil
MESSIN’ WITH THE KID, by Steve Liskow
ASSASSIN’S SCROLL, by Tais Teng
TROUBLE IN MIND, by Cynthia Ward
Plus a bonus poem: THE TIMELINE MURDERS, by Janet Fox
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Step into the haunted worlds of the fifteen ghostly tales in Hauntings...if you dare!
Includes stories by Irette Y. Patterson, Leslie Claire Walker, Eric Stocklassa, Rebecca S.W. Bates, Kara Legend, Steve Perry, Dean Wesley Smith, Steven Mohan, Jr., Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dayle A. Dermatis and JC Andrijeski.
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Table of Contents
1. "Hedging the Witch" by Dayle A. Dermatis
2. "Winging It" by Rebecca M. Senese
3. "In the Matter of Snake vs. Stone" by Michele Lang
4. "The Mouse Who Laughed" by Leah Cutter
5. "Aunt Fabulous and the Talking Tattoo" by Valerie Brook
6. "Un-Familiar" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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Table of Contents
“Dead Fred” by Liz Pierce
“Under the Skin” by Leslie Claire Walker
“Subpar Super” by Lee Allred
“Terrors” by Deb Logan
“And Through the Haze You See Your God” by Chuck Heintzelman
“The Laser Point” by Diana Benedict
“Timeless” by Thomas K. Carpenter
“The Weaver” by Michele Lang
“Roxie” by Annie Reed
“Moonshine” by Kim May
“Murklyn” by Sharon Joss
“A Family to Choose” by Rebecca M. Senese
“Impressions in the Snow” by Mark Leslie
“Salem Week” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“Ignite the Night” by Dayle A. Dermatis