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About Venessa Giunta
Venessa Giunta is a writer of weird things, an editrix extraordinaire, and a little bit of a nerd. She is a religious viewer of the show Supernatural and was devastated when Sense8 was cancelled (Damn you, Netflix!). She lives in Atlanta, GA, with her husband -- also known as her muse -- and three cats who basically rule the house, but won't pay the mortgage.
She's been called the kind of evil that inspires hugs.
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Award-winning authors Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller gather the voices of today's top genre writers and writing instructors alongside their published students. Many Genres, One Craft fosters the writing process in a way that focuses almost exclusively on writing the novel. Using a compilation of instructional articles penned by well-known authors affiliated with Seton Hill University's acclaimed MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction, the book emphasizes how to write genre novels and commercially appealing fiction. The articles are modeled after actual "learning modules" that have successfully taught students in the program how to reach a wider audience for over a decade.
Award-winning and best-selling contributors from a spectrum of genres and literary careers offer their sage advice, including David Morrell, Tess Gerritsen, Victoria Thompson, Nancy Kress, Shelley Bates, Maria V. Snyder, Jason Jack Miller, Thomas Monteleone, Susan Mallery, and over fifty other published authors, teachers, and alumni, as well as special guest agents and editors who have visited the program. Divided into three parts--Craft, Genre, and The Writer's Life--the book provides advice on everything from point-of-view to writing media tie-in novels to marketing romance, all from writers who have actually done it.
Mecca is a murderer.
That’s what she thinks when she accidentally kills the man who attacks her in the parking lot of her favorite coffee shop.
When word gets back to the Visci of someone who can kill one of their kind with just a touch, the race is on to acquire Mecca as a weapon in the coming war. Unable to trust the one person she has always counted on, Mecca is isolated from everything she once knew, all while being hunted by dangerous creatures bent on using her Gift for their own bloody purposes.
Read Book 1 in the Soul Cavern series now!
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.
Check out the lineup:
Table of Contents:
The Calligrapher’s Lover by Hope Zane
Raw Appetite by Christa Pagliei
Mechanis Solis by Benjamin Tyler Smith
Starting Again by Sim Bajwa
In the Mirror by Kaylea Champion
Confession by Richard Jay Goldstein
Grandpa Deals With the Zombie Apocalypse by Skeeter Enright
Banned Girl by S. G. Larner
Lost and Found by L. Chan
Eisiden’s Sister by Therese Arkenberg
Fictionvale is a bi-monthly digital short story magazine for all genres of popular fiction. Our goal is to provide great stories across many popular genres. Short, quick reads you can finish while waiting in the doctor’s office, or while hanging out at your kid’s soccer practice, or while passing time in your underground bunker after the zombie apocalypse (okay, that one might be harder without electricity).
Fictionvale stories are geared for adults and mature young adults. While we are not about gratuitous sex and violence, there may be sex and there may be violence. We believe our audience can handle grown up topics and stories.
Each episode of the magazine will be released as an e-book, downloadable and compatible with all major e-book readers. There are no subscriptions. Buy the episodes you want, skip the ones you don’t. But we’ll bet you’ll find something cool in all the episodes! And you might even find some great stories in a genre you don’t normally read. We hope you do!
Jenny has a secret.
When Jenny Barron cuts short her study abroad trip in London to bury her father, the secret she carries threatens her relationship with her best friend, Mecca Trenow. But Jenny knows Mecca has her own secret…
Three strangers show up at her dad’s funeral and Jenny is torn between learning about others like her and remaining under the radar of those who slaughtered her father. But when one of her new friends is kidnapped, she—along with Mecca—is pulled into a high-stakes game where losing could mean genocide for hybrid Visci. Those who are like her.
Can she and Mecca find a way past their secrets? Can their mishmash group of weirdos use their skills, gifts, and powers to rescue Jorge and figure out the greater plan and who is behind it?
The next book in the Soul Cavern series, following Jivaja and Blue-Edged Soul!
Ken Fontenot has a family Gift.
When he meets Noor in London, he's flabbergasted that she shares this Gift. And he's more shocked to learn there is so much more to his abilities than he ever knew.
And now, he's about to learn where his Gift came from and why there is a millenia-old battle between the Jivaja and the Visci.
Note: This is a short story; not a novel. Don't miss the novels in the Soul Cavern Series! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YNWLPW8
Before delving into Blue-Edged Soul, read Jivaja, the first book in the Soul Cavern Series!
When Ken Fontenot goes to London at his brother's request to protect a mother and daughter from the Visci who killed the man in their life, what he finds blows his mind and shakes up his entire world.
Please note: Blue-Edged Soul is a short story, not a full length novel.
Episode Three: A Different Outcome features ten stories set in alternate histories or near future settings. Check out the lineup!
Fictionvale Episode 2 blends, crosses, and stays true to Science Fiction and Western genres with a new batch of portable short fiction perfect for a quick read.
Episode 2 contents:
To Slay the Beast by Mitch Richmond
Diamante and Strass by Lucy A. Snyder
Four Things You’re Completely Wrong About and One You’re Not by Mary Lou Klecha
A Sheriff in the Deep by Andrew Knighton
Ruffians by Jason Allard
One of Our More Atypical Invasion Plans by Bogi Takács
Saving Mrs. Smith by Anita Learned
A Brief History of Time Travel: Why it is a Chronic Headache and a Colossal Waste of Time by David Ballard
Beneath a Sponsored Sky by James L. Steele