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About Leigh Saunders
Growing up in a military family allowed me to see a fair bit of the world -- and required me to learn to adapt to different cultures and customs every time we moved. Then I read (or heard?) the phrase "...the things are also people" in a SF story.
Even though I travel a lot less with my own family, the wanderlust has never completely gone away -- or the curiousity about cultures and customs strange and wonderful, and I've written about people (or things that are also people) dealing with unusual cultural situations ever since.
So shoulder your backpack, tuck your blaster into your belt or your dagger in your boot, and join me on the journey!
- Leigh Saunders
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It's time to turn the "man and his dog wandering through a dystopian world” trope on its head, and tell the stories about cats and their women - their badass women!
Cat Ladies of the Apocalypse wanders through broken worlds with stories of survival, technology, magic, and sheer determination. But – like their cats – the authors frequently slipped out the upstairs window or knocked things off of countertops, and their stories are stronger for it.
In these pages, cats help their women find a better life, protect and defend and fight for the women who have sheltered and protected them – and vice-versa. Because these are not only stories about surviving troubled times, but of the relationships between the women and their cats, between the members of communities both small and large, and how they thrive, even in the face of catastrophic loss.
Cat Ladies of the Apocalypse – it’s time to take them seriously!
Contains stories by Mia Moss, Hannah Hulbert, L.C.W. Allingham, Audrey McLennan, Hannah Trusty, Annie Reed, Caryn Larrinaga, Karli Sullivan, Misha Herwin, Joy Kennedy-O’Neill, Leigh Saunders, J. Ivanel Johnson, Carol Gyzander, Joanna Z. Weston, Kathryn Carson, Meyari McFarland, Sidney Williams, Joe Borrelli, Virginia Elizabeth Hayes, Wayland Smith, and C.J. Erick. Edited by Lyn Worthen
In STREET MAGIC, fifteen urban fantasy authors invite you to walk with one foot in the mundane world, and one in... another world.
And if what you see there seems a little out of the ordinary, it's probably magic.
Contains stories by Meyari McFarland, Mike Jack Stoumbos, Douglas Smith, J.L. Madore, Travis Heermann, Jessica Guernsey, Jena Rey, Taylen Carver, Tina Back, C.E. Barnes, Leigh Saunders, Sam Robb, Danielle Harward, Tami Veldura, and Joseph Borrelli. Edited by Lyn Worthen
Alien Days is a multi-author anthology with thrilling tales of aliens, invasions, artificial intelligence, friendship, deceit and extinction. A combination which makes this collection a must-read for science fiction short story fans.
This anthology features Nebula and Dragon award nominees, Amazon bestsellers and award winners alongside rising stars in the science fiction genre. Let the authors take you on adventures through dystopian worlds and far flung planets that will stretch your imagination... Welcome to Alien Days.
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- ‘Recidivsim’ By Charles E. Gannon
‘Am I Alone?’ By J.R. Handley & Corey D. Truax
An Odera Chronicles short story from Amazon bestselling authors of The Four Horsemen Series & Sleeping Legion Series.
‘The Shanti Heist’ By Killian Carter
The Amazon bestselling author of The Galactic Sentinel Series.
‘Ambassador T’ By Quincy J Allen
An USA bestselling author of The Blood War Chronicles & The Four Horsemen Series.
‘Discovery’ By PP Corcoran
The Amazon bestselling author of The Saiph Series, The K’Tai War Series, The Empire at War: Military Science Fiction Box Set & The Four Horsemen Series.
‘A Bolt From The Blue’ By S. K. Gregory
The USA TODAY bestselling author of The Cursed Lands.
‘Antithesis’ By Mitch Goth.
‘A Series Of Anomalous Phenomena’ By D. B. Crelia
‘Dead Reckoning’ By Anthony Regolino
‘After The Crash’ By Jason J. McCuiston
‘Where All Memories Are One’ By Leigh Saunders
‘First Friendship’ By A.N. Myers
‘Phobosteus’ By Dennis Mombauer
‘The Law Of The Jungle’ By Mickey Ferron
‘And The Light Faded’ By Lisa Fox
‘A Mission Of Mercy’ By Mark Lynch
‘Another Day, Another Dollar’ By Juleigh Howard-Hobson
‘Altered’ By Alexander Harrington
‘Within The Storm’ By Beth Frost
‘Songs Sweeter Still’ By David M. Hoenig
‘There Goes The Neighborhood’ By Vivian Kasley
Charles is a three-time Nebula and two-times Dragon award nominee. Author of note in The Ring of Fire Series & Starfire Series.
Treat yourself this holiday season to 10 entertaining Christmas stories for every occasion.
Written by master storytellers and upcoming new voices these stories span various worlds. From women’s fiction to fantasy, crime to hot romance and mystery, you will find a Christmas story for everyone to enjoy.
Whether you want to shiver, laugh, cry or sigh, give yourself, or someone you know, the gift of stories this holiday season and all year through.
Table of Contents
1. "Rehabilitation" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
2. "Christmas Whispers" by Bonnie Elizabeth
3. "Walter's Christmas Night-Musik" by Susan J. Kroupa
4. "A Christmas Blizzard Kiss" by Karen L. McKee
5. "One Magical Christmas" by Leigh Saunders
6. "Santa's Snack" by Dean Wesley Smith
7. "Pawprints in the Snow" by Dara Girard
8. "Firelights of Christmas" by M. L. Buchman
9. "Carl of the Bells" by Annie Reed
10. "A Fortunate Mistake" by Dara Girard
“These enjoyable twisting short stories seem more like a stop in the Twilight Zone than pulp fiction.”
—Midwest Book Review on Fiction River: Recycled Pulp
Table of Contents
“String of Pearls” by Eric Kent Edstrom
“The Shoes I Wore This Morning” by J. Daniel Sawyer
“The Dust Devil, the Riffraff, and the Big Orange Sunset” by Valerie Brook
“Goin’ to the Chapel” by Rebecca M. Senese
“With Wings the End” by Rob Vagle
“Cogs in the Machine” by Paul Eckheart
“The Faerie Invasion” by Anthea Sharp
“Demon-touched” by Travis Heermann
“Same Time Next Year” by M. E. Owen
“The Story That Has to Be Written” by Louisa Swann
“Tyrph Rights” by David Stier
“Paradox. Lost.” by Stefon Mears
“The Night of Brahma” by Leigh Saunders
“Three Degrees Above Zero” by Doug Dandridge
“If you haven’t checked out Fiction River yet, you should. There’s something for everyone.”
—Keith West, Adventures Fantastic
“… fans of the unconventional will be well satisfied.”
—Publishers Weekly on Fiction River: Pulse Pounders
Table of Contents
“The Rites of Zosimos” by Angela Penrose
“Heart” by Leslie Claire Walker
“Pennies for Portents” by Diana Benedict
“The Order of the Golden Grapefruit” by Sharon Joss
“The Perfect Perfume” by Anthea Sharp
“The Grand Dangoolie” by Ron Collins
“The Whirring Dreams of Aberrant Blood” by Cindie Geddes
“St. Jean & The Dragon” by Brenda Carre
“Weight in Gold” by Dory Crowe
“Heaven’s Flight” by Leigh Saunders
“Blood Moon Carnival” by Kim May
“Makes the World Go ’Round” by Kelly Cairo
“Myrtle’s Boxes” by Louisa Swann
The Cutting Edge of Modern Short Fiction
A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up twenty-one fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction.
No genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories. Attitude, feel, and high-quality fiction equals Pulphouse.
"This is definitely a strong start. All the stories have a lot of life to them, and are worthwhile reading." —Tangent Online on Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Issue #1
“Jesting Pilate” by Lee Allred
“Exchange Policy” by Scott William Carter
“Dead Girlfriend” by Ray Vukcevich
“Laugh Track” by David H. Hendrickson
“Family Bonds” by R.W. Wallace
“Mystery Weekend” by J. Roderick Clark
“A Magical Negro” by Ezekiel James Boston
“Be Very, Very Afraid” by Jerry Oltion
“Barely Decent” by Kent Patterson
“Call Me Peaches” by Daemon Crowe
“Death by Vodka” by Robert J. McCarter
“Virtual Oracle” by Leigh Saunders
“Machine in the Ghost” by Rob Vagle
“The Postcard” by David Stier
“Gordie Culligan vs. Dr. Longbeach and the HVAC of Doom” by J. Steven York
“On Red Mountain” by Robin Brande
“Fort Dumpster” by O’Neil De Noux
“Scrawny Pete” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“My Father, the Popsicle” by Annie Reed
“The Neighborhood” by Angela Penrose
“As if My Every Word Has Turned to Glass” by Robert Jeschonek
But water hides secrets - including those of the creatures that live in its depths...
- What if mermaids really do exist, and they lure men to their deaths?
- Why might bodies suddenly start washing up on shores all around the world?
- What if you discovered a lost girl is the daughter of a water spirit?
This collection contains stories about water creatures - sirens, kelpies, Hawaiian man-sharks, selkies, kraken, shapeshifters, and more - by twenty different authors.
Table of Contents
1. "The Women of Whale Rock" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
2. "Kelpie Christmas: A Paranormal Romantic Adventure" by Steve Vernon
3. "Radioactive Magic" by Bonnie Elizabeth
4. "Salt Water" by Deb Logan
5. "To Each Her Own" by Rebecca M. Senese
6. "Water Horses" by Lisa Silverthorne
7. "Vale of Semūin" by Eric Kent Edstrom
8. "The Jaws of the Mano" by Chuck Heintzelman
9. "Skydiving to the Gods" by Stefon Mears
10. "The Black Marker at the End of Time" by Ron Collins
11. "Monkey Sea, Monkey Do" by Robert Jeschonek
12. "Like At Loch Ness" by Karen L. Abrahamson
13. "Contact" by Marcelle Dube
14. "Abby Crumb: Bad Luck, Good Fortune" by Louisa Swann
15. "The Rusalka" by DeAnna Knippling
16. "An Idol for Emiko" by Travis Heermann
17. "Mother of the Waters" by Leigh Saunders
18. "We, the Ocean" by Alexandra Brandt
19. "And the Sea Shall Give Up Its Dead" by P.D. Cacek
20. "To Be a Monster" by Jamie Ferguson
We didn’t have one hundred monkeys - but we did have the membership of a League of Utah Writers chapter that calls itself “The Infinite Monkeys.” Most of them didn’t have typewriters, but worked on laptop or desktop computers, smartphones, and tablets. And instead of one hundred years to perfect their prose, we gave them one year to get from blank page to published anthology. So while you won’t find any reproductions of Shakespeare here, what you will find are thirty-five short stories that will make you laugh, make you cry, make you think, and sometimes make you glad you don’t live in the unsettling worlds of the imagination.
Featuring #1 Amazon bestselling author Michael Darling’s "Sailing on the Sands of Burning Tides," the award-winning stories, "What We Leave Behind" from Masha Shukovich, and "Stone Soup" from Leigh Saunders, together with a brand new story, "A Friend in Need," from the award-winning Caryn Larrinaga. Also includes stories by: Jenn Adams, Jenna Bowman, Scott Bryan, Julie Frost, Effie Graves, Joni B. Haws, Laurie Heath, Sariah Horowitz, Jonathan Humphries, Norm Jenson, Craig Kingsman, Gregory Lemon, C.H. Lindsay, Victoria Lisowski, Terra Luft, Anna Marasco, Justin C. Matthews, J.T. Moore, Jared Quan, Talysa Sainz, Rachael J. Sparks, P.A. Sterling, Jennie Stevens, Scott E. Tarbet, L.D.B. Taylor, Richard Timothy, Patrick M. Tracy, Heidi Voss, Johnny Worthen, Rashelle Yeates, and Daniel Yocom.