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About Jamie Ferguson
My writing focuses on characters. I've created stories about ghosts, clones, monsters, escape artists, mermaids, circus performers ... I'm all over the map. But in every single story I do my utmost to get into the minds and hearts of my characters. I love to put them in awful situations to see how they feel, and how they think. I want them to agonize over their choices, and I want what they choose - or don't choose - to matter. I want the reader to feel joy when a character succeeds, and to cry when they don't - just like I do when I'm writing the story.
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If you catch a glimpse of the Faery Queen
Consider whether you should remain unseen
If you come across a faery ring
Listen to the wind laugh, and murmur and sing
But beware, for if you enter the world of the Fae
You may have no choice but to stay...
Walk through the doorway and into sixteen different worlds of magic and enchantment.
Amazing Monster Tales is here to provide it!
11 tales of monsters, mayhem, strange and inexplicable events, uncanny technologies, wildly improbable events, and more. Some monsters you’ve seen before…
And some of them you haven’t!
Some monsters are the good guys…
And some of them are very, very bad indeed!
Featuring stories by:
Dean Wesley Smith • Ron Collins • P. D. Cacek • Mark Leslie • Steve Vernon • Annie Reed • Sèphera Girón • Rebecca M. Senese • Marcelle Dubé • Jamie Ferguson • DeAnna Knippling
DAWN OF THE MONSTERS
This volume, DAWN OF THE MONSTERS, features trolls, goblins, creeps, mad scientists, vampires, aliens, Frankenstein, a very nasty ex-girlfriend, a mysterious egg, a bargain you can’t refuse, something dark and mysterious that lives underground, and a disgusting, evil beast straight out of the swamp!
We can’t promise that these tales won’t make you think…but they’ll grab you by your sense of adventure and take you for a ride!
Look for MONSTER ROAD TRIP…and wear your shades!
Enter the world of Faerie!
The summer sun bathes the earth in warmth and light,
Faeries dance under the moon at night.
Cross through the portal into a land ancient, beautiful, and wild.
See the wonders that enticed the stolen child.
Come away, O reader! To the Realm of Faerie.
But if you want to make it back home, you had better be wary…
This collection includes twenty tales of faeries and magic set in our world–and in others.
A bargain can bind a soul
Enchanted sleep can only be broken by true love’s kiss…
You know these things are true…even in this modern world. Your heart still recognizes the power and mystery you can only find in a fairy tale.
In Beauty and Wickedness, sixteen authors retell and reimagine some of the most enchanting fairy tales ever told. Within these pages, you’ll find beauty and treachery, magic and courage, innocence and wickedness…and at least some happy endings.
Come and lose yourself in the delights and dangers of Beauty and Wickedness.
Troll Country by MARCELLE DUBÉ
Ricardo del Penacho by DIANA BENEDICT
Doctor Rudolfo Knows All by DEANNA KNIPPLING
The Red Boots by LEAH CUTTER
A Froth of Starry Sea Foam by REI ROSENQUIST
The Nests of Old Women by KAREN L. ABRAHAMSON
Ilsa and the Dragon by JAMIE FERGUSON
Red in the Hood by REBECCA M. SENESE
Bye Bye, Daddy by LOUISA SWANN
The True Bride by LINDA JORDAN
Faery Beautiful by DEB LOGAN
On the Edge of Faerie by STEFON MEARS
The Strangeness of the Day by KRISTINE KATHRYN RUSCH
Oroflex (Patent Pending) by DAYLE A. DERMATIS
Marriage of Convenience by LEIGH SAUNDERS
Thorn and Thimble by BRIGID COLLINS
From the beginning of time to the distant future, special animals of all species have answered the call to fight evil.
From dogs and cats to birds, horses, even dinosaurs, and one unusual fish, these spirited tales of ghost hunting adventures will thrill and delight readers.
Sam Knight, Laura Hargis, Carol Hightshoe, J. D. Harrison, Shoshanah Holl, Rebecca McFarland Kyle, Jessica Brawner, Jamie Ferguson, Dana Bell, Boom Baumgartner, J. L. Zenor, and J. A. Campbell have come together in this anthology to contribute to J. A. Campbell’s Brown, Ghost Hunting Dog universe.
Have you ever spent long sleepless nights sitting awake and pondering over the obvious anti-werewolf properties of the Lone Ranger's silver bullets?
Have you ever felt that deep-seated conviction that all that the story of the gunfight at OK Corral really needed to make its innate dramatic structure truly perfect was a pack of wandering zombies?
Then you might be seriously addicted to the weird wild west.
Comprised of FOUR complete novels, two novellas, and eight individual short stories I guarantee that you will enjoy this bundle of some of the weirdest and wildest western tales that you could shake a rattlesnake at.
Table of Contents
1. "Long Horn, Big Shaggy: A Tale of Wild West Terror and Reanimated Buffalo" by Steve Vernon
2. "And The Unicorn You Rode In On" by Robert Jeschonek
3. "Thunder Mountain" by Dean Wesley Smith
4. "Pennies for Portents" by Diana Benedict
5. "The Slaughterers" by Robert Jeschonek
6. "A Hat Full of Stories" by Steve Vernon
7. "With Perfect Clarity" by Jamie Ferguson
8. "Coffee Run" by Rebecca M. Senese
9. "Over the Wire" by Thea Hutcheson
10. "Blackbeard's Aliens" by Robert Jeschonek
11. "Glimmer Vale" by Michael Kingswood
12. "Rueful Regret" by Steve Vernon
—Astro Guyz on Fiction River: Alchemy & Steam
Table of Contents
“Quest for Beer” by Stefon Mears
“Closing the Big Bang” by Michèle Laframboise
“Hero #8” by Ron Collins
“Girls That Glitter” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“The Kids Keep Coming” by David H. Hendrickson
“One Last Round at Cozy’s Tavern” by Lisa Silverthorne
“Wider Horizons” by Diana Benedict
“Grounds for Dismissal” by Anthea Sharp
“The Next Dance” by Jamie Ferguson
“Schrodinger’s Bar” by Kim May
“The Gods Are Out Inn” by M. L. Buchman
“The First Ingredient” by Eric Kent Edstrom
“The Legend of Long-Bow and Short-Staff” by Brenda Carre
“Freedom Unbound” by Dory Crowe
“Killing Spree” by Brigid Collins
“The Hot Eagle Roadhouse” by Chuck Heintzelman
“Death at the Pines” by Annie Reed
Tales of mistreatment of “the other” abound in historical or religious writings from around the world and through all time. But there are also plenty of examples of people helping each other, caring for one another, learning about each other. Sometimes in big ways, sometimes in small—but they all add up.
The Golden Door is a collection of stories showing the impact on people when they’re treated as “the other,” whether they’re immigrants to a country, a group of targeted within their own country, or something else besides. The title refers to Emma Lazarus’s welcoming words inscribed on the plaque on Statue of Liberty, “I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
All proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders and the ACLU.
Featuring stories by: Steve Carr, Rob Vagle, Adrianne Aron, Bob Sojka, Lesley L. Smith, Jason Dias, Rei Rosenquist, David Stier, DeAnna Knippling, Jamie Ferguson, Tonya D. Price, Bonnie Elizabeth, and Hedi Framm Anton.