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About Kari Kilgore
Kari's first published novel Until Death was included on the Preliminary Ballot for the Bram Stoker Award for Outstanding Achievement in a First Novel in 2016. It was also a finalist for the Golden Stake Award at the Vampire Arts Festival in 2018.
Kari's short myth The Spider Who Ate the Elephant placed 2nd in fiction in the 2019 Virginia Writers Club Golden Nib contest.
Recent professional short story sales include four to Fiction River anthology magazine, with the first published in the September 2019 issue. Kari also has three stories in a holiday-themed anthology project with Kristine Kathryn Rusch due out over the holidays in 2020.
Kari writes first and figures out the story's genre later. That's resulted in fantasy, science fiction, romance, contemporary fiction, and everything in between. She lives at the end of a long dirt road in the middle of the woods with her husband Jason Adams, various house critters, and wildlife they're better off not knowing more about.
Kari's novels, novellas, and short stories are available at www.spiralpublishing.net, which also publishes books by Frank Kilgore and Jason Adams. For more information about Kari, upcoming publications, her travels and adventures, and random cool things that catch her attention, visit www.karikilgore.com.
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Joy abounds during the Christmas season. A sense of magic threads through everything, and the spirit of make-believe becomes almost commonplace.
The authors in this anthology capture that joy with stories marked by fun, goofiness, touching sentiment, and even some sweet romance.
This light-hearted holiday book brings smiles and even a giggle or two and ushers in a very joyous holiday season.
“The Magic Cat of the Hidden Springs Inn and Spa” by Kari Kilgore
“A New Home for Christmas” by Annie Reed
“Reindeer Christmas” by Lisa Silverthorne
“The Gift” by Brenda Carre
“The Sugimori Sisters and the Santa Experiment” by Brigid Collins
“Caribou Road” by Joe Cron
“Christmas Newsletters from the Edge” by Robert Jeschonek
“A Grave Kind of Love” by Robert J. McCarter
“Turn The Page” by Michael D. Britton
“Green Girl” by Brenda Carre
“Christmas Eve at Claredon Hall” by Dayle A. Dermatis
Here are nine tales of quiet terror where the scourge sneaks up on you, subtle and snug. Let it fill you with cozy dread as you see the different type of monster who might wait in the basement, or your backyard.
This volume contains 35 stories, including two previously uncollected Kristine Kathryn Rusch stories, presented as they first appeared in a newsletter that went to subscribers every single day for 35 days.
The first volume in a series that will appear annually, The Holiday Spectacular #1, will fulfill all your seasonal story needs.
Winter holidays mean lights, decorations, and delicious food. They bring about a sense of joy and a giving spirit that seems more abundant than at other times of the year.
This anthology holds a Hanukkah story, two stories about the solstice and two about some lesser-known holidays. Two authors made up their own holidays, and three looked at what people who don’t celebrate do during the holiday season.
With so many creative ways to celebrate, this volume will surely lift the spirits.
“Star Shower” by CJ Erick
“Winter Pariah” by Michèle Laframboise
“The Real Housewitches of Calafia County” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“The Year That Went into Extra Innings” by Brigid Collins & Ron Collins
“Christmas, Translated” by C.H. Hung
“A True Family Holiday” by Jason Adams
“The Miracle of the Lights” by Leah R. Cutter
“Everflame Gifts” by Ezekiel James Boston
“The Ten Days of Newtonmas” by Ron Collins
“Operation AngelCam” by Kate Pavelle
“Virginia’s Last Old Christmas Eve” by Kari Kilgore
Table of Contents
1. "Courageous" by Russ Crossley
2. "Who Unkilled Johnny Murder?" by Robert Jeschonek
3. "What Leads A Man To Murder" by Joslyn Chase
4. "By Dawn's Bloody Light" by DeAnna Knippling
5. "Nice Man Jack" by Dave Franklin
6. "The Disappearance of Wicked" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
7. "Expressway Thru The Skull" by M.E. Purfield
8. "Six Crime Stories" by Robert Jeschonek
9. "Double Edged" by Jessie Kwak
10. "Body Language" by Harvey Stanbrough
11. "Tales of Twisted Crime" by Russ Crossley
12. "Crime du Jour" by Diane R. Thompson
13. "Justice Served" by Russ Crossley
14. "Economic Hitman" by Eugene Lloyd MacRae
15. "The Sound of Murder" by Kari Kilgore
"Cats are kindly masters just so long as you remember your place." - Paul Gray
"No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch." - Leo Dworken
"Cats' hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other." - Stephen Baker
"You can teach a cat to do nearly anything that it wants to do." - Another cat
Table of Contents
1. "Grandpa Hated Cats" by Steve Vernon
2. "Cat Nap" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
3. "Winter Bewitched" by Sherry D. Ramsey
4. "What the Cat Brought Back" by Danielle Williams
5. "Familiar Trouble" by Bonnie Elizabeth
6. "Wicked Bone" by Kari Kilgore
7. "Curious" by Rita Schulz
8. "Death of a Muse" by Joslyn Chase
9. "Of Cats and Lost Socks" by Liz Pierce
Welcome to MCM Issue #3: The Chase Begins.
Be sure to pick up the first couple of issues, and be on the lookout for issue #4, "Sins of the Father."
So Criminal, it's Good.
Welcome to the second issue of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem, and the wonderful world of Thieves.
For many of us, our introduction to mystery began either by watching a detective show on TV, or when we fell in love with characters like Phillip Marlow and the Continental Op in old books. This is the white knight, the only one with morals in the story, the one person who will set the world right.
Come with us and explore new takes on the traditional PI story, whether they're old school and solving a current day crime or sent on a case far away from the city into Appalachia. And enjoy some historic PIs as well, all with voice and perspectives you've never seen before.
Enjoy issue #1 of MCM - and be ready for more to come!
A month after returning to Lightning Gap, Virginia, Kim Mullins finally feels at home. Relaxed. Ready to recover from years of hectic city life and too many broken hearts.
Steph Holfield needs the shelter of her family to heal. A dose of peace and routine. The abrupt end of her marriage left her reeling and shattered. Unsure of her own heart and mind.
Seeing each other sends Kim and Steph into a whirlwind of memories, and the enchanting prospect of rediscovering their spark.
But more than the chance of renewing youthful romance swirls around them. Bringing unseen forces human and supernatural into play.
Will Kim and Steph find the strength they need to survive in each other?