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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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“The Next Dance” by Jamie Ferguson
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Just keep your mitts off Nikki’s friends.
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Includes stories by DeAnna Knippling, Leah R. Cutter, Robert Jeschonek, Debbie Mumford, Annie Reed, Rei Rosenquist, Alicia Cay, James Pyles, Grayson Towler, Jamie Ferguson, Dayle A. Dermatis, Thea Hutcheson, Leslie Claire Walker, Sharon Kae Reamer, and Steve Vernon.
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1. "Disaster Relief" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
2. "Poison Paw" by Bonnie Elizabeth
3. "Androcles the Christmas Lion" by M. L. Buchman
4. "The Night Mischief Became a Real Cat" by Annie Reed
5. "On Guard" by Deb Logan
6. "Thief of Sparks" by Eric Kent Edstrom
7. "Gilroy and the Kitten" by Jamie Ferguson
8. "The Dream Spinner" by Mollie Hunt
9. "Cecil Stalks His Prey" by Dayle A. Dermatis
10. "Of Cats and Lost Socks" by Liz Pierce
11. "Claws at Hand" by Brigid Collins
SOMETHING FISHY, by Michael Bracken
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
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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
For all you know, it is.
Maybe the reason you love the tasty creations from the nearby chocolate shop is that one of the ingredients is magic.
Perhaps some of the dreadlocks of the beautiful young girl you saw at the grocery store are snakes, not hair.
The woman you just passed on the street appeared to be on her cell phone, but she might really be speaking with a ghost.
How do you know for sure?
Witches. Ghosts. Faeries. Monsters. Magic ...
Enter twenty different worlds, each with a different flavor of magic.
TRINKET by Anthea Sharp
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PAPER TRICK by Brigid Collins
LIVING WITH THE PAST by Dayle A. Dermatis
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SALT by T. Thorn Coyle
FOX AND HOUND by Leah Cutter
LEARNING THE LANGUAGE by Ron Collins
GHOST CASE by Bonnie Elizabeth
YOUR CHEATIN’ HEART by Rebecca M. Senese
THE CURSE OF THE SOILED DOVES by Dale Hartley Emery
CHOCOLATE ALCHEMY by Lisa Silverthorne
PHOENIX by Leslie Claire Walker
INUJI Liz Pierce
HERE, KITTY KITTY by Annie Reed
BAD HOUSE SPIRIT by DeAnna Knippling
THE GIRL WITH THE CANDY CANE LEGS by Louisa Swann
CITY SHADOWS by Chuck Heintzelman
THE CITY TREES by Jamie Ferguson
AUNT FABULOUS AND THE MALEVOLANT MUSICIAN by Valerie Brook