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About Skyler Rankin
The graveyard overlooking Skyler Rankin’s hometown is visible from everywhere, like an ever-present reminder of mysterious forces beyond the veil. The town had been a station on the Underground Railroad and wasn’t far downriver from Mothman country. It was against that backdrop that Skyler discovered her love of writing and all things creepy. She garnered inspiration from local legends told in hushed whispers, creepy comic books, and thrillers and mysteries from the town’s library.
Skyler typed her first novel on a broken manual typewriter that was missing a few keycaps. She had to keep moving the remaining caps around to type. "It was a gift from a friend, and yes, it was a pain, but I kept at it despite the frustration. That’s the crazy kind of thing you do when you’re obsessed with writing.”
Urged by her perennially practical parents to “grow up” and get a “real job,” Skyler worked in broadcasting as an announcer, an electronic graphics operator, a master control switcher, an audio producer, and a voiceover personality for local affiliates for local ABC and NPR affiliates, House of Commons Film Video and Multi-image Productions, and The Learning Channel (TLC). She later pursued a career in education and worked as a school psychologist and administrator for more than twenty years. Through it all, she never lost the nagging itch to write and tell stories.
Despite having a crooked path to publication, Skyler was “born to be a writer,” and she is delighted to finally have the time to do it. She also independently narrates and produces audiobooks. “There's nothing more exciting," she says, "than creating great stories and finding that people enjoy them."
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This time we have 16 brand new stories from today's best in zombie fiction for you to dig your teeth into!
Check out these gruesome and action-packed stories inside Undead Worlds 3!
FEATURING STORIES FROM
BROKEN WORLD - KATE L. MARY
THE FLASH - JESSICA GOMEZ
THE ZEE BROTHERS - GRIVANTE
AFTERSHOCK - VALERIE LIOUDIS
ZOMBIE ROAD - DAVID A. SIMPSON
CITY OF DEVILS - JUSTIN ROBINSON
DEAD AWARE - ELEANOR MERRY
AMONG THE DEAD - RYAN COLLEY
ZOMBIE UPRISING - M.A. ROBBINS
BIKERS VS ZOMBIES - TD RICKETTS
LEGION OF THE UNDEAD - MICHAEL WHITEHEAD
UNCLEAN EVOLUTION - LC CHAMPLIN
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The assembly of authors includes Joe King, author of the five-star rated meta-fiction hit Raw Egg, Taylor Floyd, highly-acclaimed fantasy author of A Nightingale’s Tale, romance-writing guru Sarah Stein, D.A. Roach, who is most known for various genres of YA novels but also writes series novels of horror and dark fiction, Joe Pranaitis, an acclaimed Sci-fi/Fantasy writer, Freya LeCrow, who has been an author for many years and has created many mystery and paranormal stories, Viv Drewa, a.k.a. The Owl Lady, who writes fictional murder, mystery, romance, and adventure books, Karen Vaughan—a humorous storyteller of murder and mystery, Southern Owl Publications publisher and author, Crystal L. Gauthier, and Skyler Rankin, the newest on the literary scene as an author of YA, paranormal, and mystery stories.
All of these authors are of high caliber, and the Midnight Oil anthology is a collection of writing that has something for everybody. From thrills to chills and side-splitting shrills, this collection is sure to please readers of all tastes. For those who dare to turn its pages, just be sure to keep that midnight oil burning.