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About Querus Abuttu
Querus Abuttu (Dr. Q.) is a retired Navy Veteran and Forensic Psychology student. She earned a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in Writing Popular Fiction via Seton Hill University, and a Ph.D. in Public Health focusing on military interpersonal violence. She lives in the wilds of Virginia and hunts untamed spectres in the back-country by the James River. She knows what a BeJezzus really is and invites you to the strange town of Iron Shores where events are beyond normal and so are the people!
See the Interview-- Nine Questions With Querus Abuttu. http://theflipsideofjulianne.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/nine-questions-with-querus-abuttu/
"Red Run" (anthology) in The Monstrous Feminine
"What Crawls Beneath" as Sin Fergus (anthology) in Terror Politico
"Last Natural Woman" (anthology) in Mother's Revenge
"Sapient Farm" (novel) First in the Sapient File trilogy. Spec-Fic/Dark Sci-Fi 2014
"Black Widow" (poem) in online magazine, "69 Flavors of Paranoia."
"Scraggles" (short story) in online magazine, "69 Flavors of Paranoia."
"Center Mass" (short story) in Hazard Yet Forward Anthology 2013
"Pitter Patter" (short story) in Pantheon Magazine, Spring 2013
"Green Waters" (short story) in Pantheon Magazine, Spring 2014
"Flesh Trap" (short story) in Forever Vacancy: Colors in Darkness Anthology, January 2017
"Last Natural Woman) Short Story in Mother's Revenge, 2017
"Beginding" (poem) HWA Poetry Showcase Volume V 2018
“Rad Bodies” and “What Crawls Beneath”(as Sin Fergus) in Terror Politico Anthology January 2019.
"Red Run" (short story) in The Monstrous Feminine: Dark Tales of Dangerous Women 2019
"Crone" (poem) HWA Poetry Showcase Volume VI 2019
KillerCon 4, September 2012: 2nd place winner in the "Gross Out" contest.
KillerCon 5, September 2013: 1st place winner in the "Gross Out" contest.
World Horror Con/ Horror Writer's Association (WHC/HWA) May 2014: 3rd place winner in the "Gross Out" contest.
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Amid the upheaval of the 1960s, the Kretcher Motel opened in a poor, desolate part of Atlanta. It still serves its original purpose: to lure those souls who are lost, who are troubled, who are evil…to itself. Check in to view these thirteen dark tales of horror, betrayal, fear, and wickedness, all featuring characters of color. You may never want to leave.
The Thing in Room 204 – C.W. Blackwell
Karma Suture – Tawanna Sullivan
The Last Day of Jerome Brown – Jordan King-Lacroix
Roost – Kenya Moss-Dyme
Salvation – Ross Baxter
The Honeymoon Suite: Jacob’s Reunion – Sumiko Saulson
A Long Way From the Ritz – Eden Royce
Mister Mackintosh – David Turnbull
Flesh Trap – Querus Abuttu
A Devil of a Deal – David O’Hanlon
Hollygraham – Sy Shanti
The Adjusters – Dahlia DeWinters
Need – Zin E. Rocklyn
Genres represented in the book range from horror to romance to mystery - and everything in between. Some of the notable writers in the anthology are World Fantasy Award winner Nalo Hopkinson, Bram Stoker winners Michael A. Arnzen and Michael Knost, Bram Stoker nominees Lawrence C. Connolly and John Edward Lawson, ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults winner Jessica Warman, Rita finalist Dana Marton, Spur award winner Meg Mims, Asimov's Reader's Award winner Timons Esaias, Rhysling Award nominee K. Ceres Wright, and WV Arts and Humanities literary fellowships winner, Geoffrey Cameron Fuller.
This and more in the inaugural collection of Pantheon Magazine, inspired by the god Hades.
Ryan S. Mooney
John T. Biggs