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About Ruthann Jagge
Ruthann grew up in Upstate New York, where her favorite month of October is magical.
She currently lives on a cattle ranch in Texas with her husband and his animals.
Dark speculative fiction and horror books are always within reach.
Extensive travel and appreciation for homegrown dread and superstition influence her characters and settings.
Other passions include cooking, travel, sewing, and dancing with her demons.
Her large blended family keeps her sane most of the time.
My first solo novella is released.
Coming Spring 2022
Macabre Ladies Press
My work will be included in an exceptional 2-volume invitational anthology.
Exploring the darkness of human nature.
Work in progress includes my first full length novel
An exciting collaboration novel.
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Titles By Ruthann Jagge
They say that third time’s a charm and for the third installment of the Books of Horror community Anthology, it’s a fact. With well over seventy stories submitted, there was just too much content for a single book. Volume 3 is being brought to you in two parts. You’ll find the book(s) you’re about to read filled with tales of horror that span the genre, crafted by veteran authors, as well as first time writers.
Matthew A. Clarke
Edward J Spock
John J. Hardic
Eugene C. McLean Jr
Eugene C. McLean Jr
R. Michael Burns
Matthew A. Clarke
Kevin J. Kennedy
G. Nicholas Miranda
GoldieAnn S. Brand
Brian J. Smith
Justin M. Woodward
What flavor is your nightmare?
Forty-nine authors have come together to tell us theirs. Each story is unique in its horror but all should be read with the lights on and the shadows kept at bay, because some stories tend to stay with you even after the book is closed.
From established authors, to people putting pen to paper for the first time.
Books of Horror presents its inaugural Community Anthology.
Staci Layne Wilson
Matthew A. Clarke
Eugene C. McLean Jr.
Kevin J. Kennedy
Joshua E. Borgmann
Justin M. Woodward
Uncomfortably Dark Presents...The Baker’s Dozen!
Delicious Dark Delights for your horror consumption!
Come indulge in the dark and disturbing with 13 tantalizing tales of terror written by an incredible lineup of independent horror authors. With stories ranging from delightful to disturbing, you are sure to find something to please your sweet spot.
Authors include Jeff Strand, Christine Morgan, Ruthann Jagge, Aron Beauregard, Lee Franklin, Chris Miller, Patrick C. Harrison, III, Carver Pike, Kenzie Jennings, Daniel Volpe, Rowland Bercy, Jr., Candace Nola and M. Ennenbach. Includes a special foreword by Jeff Strand.
Recently certified in nursing, she’s the new girl working at a facility for the elderly.
When her favorite patient dies, the frail woman leaves her a handwritten recipe book as a final thank you.
Dark secrets of Elizabeth’s life hide between the pages.
One evening, a pair of dangerous men intent on learning Elizabeth’s secrets to steal her fortune brutally abduct Jamie and two of her girlfriends.
They trap the women deep in the cellar of a crumbling mansion, where their survival depends on each other. They must unravel a shocking family history before sunrise or die.
Can Jamie rely on her friends, or will she resort to calling on unnatural forces to help overcome her captors and stay alive?
“Gritty, dark, and unflinching, Ruthann Jagge’s The New Girl’s Patient brings a new, compelling voice to the long tradition of Texas horror! You can feel every word. She could be Tobe Hooper’s even more depraved sister!” —John Palisano, Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of Ghost Heart, President of The Horror Writers Association
"'Ruthann Jagge's "The New Girl's Patient" is an
unrelenting journey into rural horror with no
brakes applied from beginning to end. Both
brutal and poignant, it delivers terror and
unabashed emotion in equal measure. A riveting
and unforgettable tale by a true lady of the
- Ronald Kelly, Author of Fear, The Essential Sick
Stuff, and The Saga of Dead-Eye series
(from the preface)
The most accessible of supernatural entities, arguably even more so than ghosts, the witch is a wildflower, ready to thrive anywhere she chooses to take root.
She might be a force of nature, a mother, a maiden, a crone. Or she might not be a she at all, manifesting instead as a non-binary person, or a young boy looking to understand how he fits in in a man’s world. She is the knowing outsider, the cunning killer, the healing center, the avenger of the disenfranchised, and patriarchy’s perennial scapegoat.
Sometimes she acts as a window on other realities. Sometimes she stands as the dam holding these alien realities back.
In this volume, she’s dug her roots deep into the soil of the American Southeast. Here, you’ll find Baba Yaga reimagined as a Southern socialite, Kentucky granny witches, Texas water witches, Tennessee tricksters, North Carolina guardians, Georgia killers, Mississippi virgins, and Louisiana whores.
This collection is a love letter to the witch, in all her glorious and fearsome incarnations, because—you have to admit—even when she’s wicked, she’s still damned good.
Featuring stories by Lucy Bennett-Gray, Keily Blair, R. A. Busby, Rachel Coffman, Amanda Crum, Indigo Giordana-Altú , James Allen Grady, E.C. Hanson, G. Lloyd Helm, Rowan Hill, Valerie Hunter, Ruthann Jagge, Peter Lundt, Rod Martinez, Louise Pieper, Linday Pugh, Rie Sheridan Rose, Angela M. Sanders, Joe Scipione, J.J. Smith, Nathan Leigh Taylor, Lamont A. Turner, & B.F. Vega.
Some of the stories in this collection include elements of violence, violence against children, sexual assault, consensual sex, and profanity. It is a book about witches after all.
PRAISE FOR "GOOD SOUTHERN WITCHES"
"Like any successful conjuring brew, GOOD SOUTHERN WITCHES is that precise mélange of carefully-curated anthology ingredients: powerful tales, enduring voices, and enchantments of the darkest desires. Stir and serve freely upon devotees of macabre imagination."
—Eric J. Guignard, award-winning author and editor, including "That Which Grows Wild" and "Doorways to the Deadeye"
"Who knew there was so much old magic buried in the red dirt of America's South? If you like spellbinding tales of powerful women and dark witchery, then this brew's for you."
—Lisa Morton, author of "Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances"
Take a chill pill, get ready to catch boogie fever, and turn it up to 11! Do You Fear Like We Do is set in an alternate scary ’70s where ‘disco inferno’ isn’t just a song title, an FM radio DJ who works the graveyard shift finds out what ‘catch you on the flipside’ really means, and a rock band faces death flying the not-so-friendly skies. Stories include Tiny Danger, Comfortably Dumb, and While My Guitar Gently Reaps.
11 stories by Staci Layne Wilson, Curt Lambert, LeeAnne Rowe, Graydon Schlichter, Joel David Amos, Ruthanne Jagge, and Dr Oolong Seemingly.
PRAISE FOR THE ROCK & ROLL NIGHTMARES SERIES
Short Stories set in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s
Rock & Roll Nightmares has all the sex, drugs, and broken dreams you can handle without going to rehab, plus musical fun facts interwoven throughout stories that are written by folks who know their music—and clearly love it. (Killer Queens Podcast)
Whether you’re a Metallica devotee or a Monkees disciple, you’re bound to be shocked by something in these books… but if you can’t laugh at the idea of pitting Phil Specter against Richard Ramirez in a fight to the death at the Cecil Hotel, then you’re not invited to the afterparty! (Classic Rock Memories)
Perfect for fans of Rock Stars Do the Dumbest Things and The Dirt—you will be laughing, grossed out, and scared to death all at once. (On Deck Book Review)
The anti-Summer of Love! The bands are still crazy after all these years, thanks to the twisted minds behind Rock & Roll Nightmares. Find out how the ‘27 Club’ really got started, discover why writing lyrics on a Ouija board is a bad idea, and if you think disco is dead you ain’t seen nothing yet. (Sucking in the ’70s Radio, Detroit, MI)
With stories from over thirty authors including Eleanor Merry, Natasha Sinclair, David Green, Jason Myers, Dawn DeBraal, Chris Miller, Alanna Robertson-Webb, Gary McDonough, Todd Love , Cassandra Angler, Ruthann Jagge, Angela Glover, Wendy Cheairs, Josh A. Murphy, John Adams, Shawn M. Klimek, Scott McGregor, Charlotte O'Farrell, Tina Merry, Kevin J. Kennedy, Brian J Smith, Nicole Henning, Lance Dale, M. Ennenbach, Leon Sluyter, N.M Brown, David Bowmore, Vic Kerry, P.J Blakey-Novis, Meera Dandekar, David Simms, Rachael Boucker, Diane Arrelle, Claire Davon, Marina Schnierer, Benjamin Chadwick, Cher Finver, Beluah Vega, Surina Venkat, Galina Trefil, Joshua E. Borgmann, Charles Welch, Sydney Jones and J.A. Skelton
Dark Celebration is book 4 in the holiday horror collection
Coming soon: Dark Halloween
A dark solstice drapes the land
A tinge of terror in the light
The fetid breath of monsters
No longer confined to the night
The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, but even the light can't keep away all that goes bump in the night.
From rituals and witches to summer slasher and sunny horror, Dark Solstice has it all.
How will you celebrate the solstice?
Dark Solstice is a flash fiction anthology with a variety of talented authors. With stories from Eleanor Merry, Cassandra Angler, Jason Myers, Alanna Robertson-Webb, Emma K. Leadley, M Ennenbach, Wendy Cheairs, Andrew Kurtz, Chris Miller, Natasha Sinclair, Samuel E Pheby-McGarvey, Kevin J. Kennedy, Joshua Borgmann, Leon Sluyter, Tara Losacano, Tim Miller, Trisha McKee, Angela Glover, Benjamin Chadwick, David Simms, Nicole Henning, A.B. Archambault, Daniel R., Christopher Bonner, Chris Wilkerson, Lauren Mills, Mike Duke, P.J. Blakey-Novis, M. Betterelli, G G Flavell, Ruthann Jagge, Lance Dale, Tina Merry, Amber M. Simpson, Chris Bannor, Nic Brady, Matthew A. Clark, Galina Trefil, Stephen Cords, Nerisha Kemraj, JM Turner, RJ Roles and James Pyles.
Also in the Holiday Horror Collection:
- Dark X-Mas
- Dark Valentine
- Dark Solstice
The unexplained and the unnatural. Things that go bump in the night, driving spikes of fear into our hearts that are all the sharper for being unknown.
Supernatural Drabbles of Dread is a collection of bite-sized, supernatural horror stories from over thirty authors. These stories are horror and are not for the faint of heart.
Supernatural Drabbles of Dread is book three in the Drabbles of Dread Collection:
Drabbles of Dread
Extreme Drabbles of Dread
Supernatural Drabbles of Dread
With stories from Terry Miller, Scott McGregor, Meera Dandekar, Ella Burns, Cassandra Angler, M Ennenbach, Alanna Robertson-Webb, Peter Blakey-Novis, Natasha Sinclair, David O. Hughes, John Cady, Kim Plasket, Radar DeBoard, Marina Schnierer, Lance Dale, Dawn DeBraal, B.F. Vega, Stephen Johnson, Christopher T. Dabrowski, John Kujawski, Mason H. Hilden, Tara Losacano, Surina Venkat, Joshua Lupardus, Nerisha Kemraj, Wondra Vanian, Archit Joshi, Todd Love, David Simms, Nicole Henning, Nic Brady, Wendy Cheairs, Jodie Francis, Lydia Prime, Ruthann Jagge, Miriam H. Harrison, Josh Darling, Patrick Winters, Daniel R., Donna Marie West, John Irvine, Shannon Grant, Melody E. McIntyre, M. Betterelli, Larry Hinkle, Andrew Kurtz, Marc Sorondo, Leon Sluyter, Sophie Wagner, Amber M. Simpson, Kevin J. Kennedy, RJ Meldrum, Chisto Healy, Michael Deady, B. A. Nielsen, Gabriella Balcom, Maggie D Brace, Jennifer Hatfield, Destiny Eve Pifer, Rainie Zenith, Gemma Paul, J. Edwin Buja, McKenzie Richardson, Doug Hawley, Gary McDonough, Jacek Wilkos, Joshua E. Borgmann, Serena Jayne, L. Zedda Sampson, Chris Bannor, Victory Witherkeigh, N.M. Brown, Mary Rajotte, Marie Sterling, Tina Swain.