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Hello, lovelies!
 
We’re celebrating the publication of our TRANSCENDENT anthology, and we’re showcasing our authors and their stories. Get to know more about them below.
 

J. Robert Kane

 

What would you like readers to take away from your story?  

What we experience is our reality.  If the boogeyman torments you in your dreams, who am I to say he isn’t real?  He IS real because he exists in your mind.  He may not exist in the physical sense, but that’s just a distinction, is it not?  

Get to know more about J. Robert Kane in his featured interview and more about interacting with our world through the horror genre in his featured guest post, “Horror, The Limits of Human Understanding and God as a Rabbit.”
 

Rohit Sawant

 

Can you tell me a little bit about your protagonist?

When we meet Mike Sawyer, he’s having disquieting dreams and going about his humdrum life. We get to know a little about his past and the bond he shared with Desirée Parker, his boyhood crush and the contrast between how muted his life has become compared to then. His marriage is in the vicinity of humdrum, as well; however, that soon changes in a way that may not be favorable, not for him, and especially not for his wife, Olena.
 
Get to know more about Rohit Sawant in his featured interview and more about his experience with Sleep Paralysis in his guest post, “Sleep Paralysis: Shadow People, Night Hags, and Other Fun Things.”
 

Lindsay Zibach 

If your story was front-page news, what would the headline be?

A doting boyfriend seeks a cure after he discovers he’s only ever existed inside his lover’s dreams. 
 
Get to know more about Lindsay Zibach in her featured interview and more about how fictional monsters are reflections of ourselves in her guest post, “Our Monsters, Ourselves.”
 

Gregory L. Norris

 

Which phrase are you most proud of in this story?

This part: “The music resumed in his thoughts, something from an old TV show that had gone off the air when he was in his twenties. His mind wrote sentences across college-ruled sheets of paper superimposed over the pristine white ceiling.”
 
Get to know more about Gregory L. Norris in his featured interview and more about how fortune cookies challenge his creativity in his guest post, “The Fortune Cookie Tales.”
 

Connor Phillips

 

Did you have to do any research? If so, what kind? What did you learn?

I didn’t do any research, though I guess reading Walden was pretty critical to writing the story, even though the story I ultimately wrote isn’t anything like Walden at all.
 
Get to know more about Connor Phillips in his featured interview and more about Thoreau as a transcendentalist in his guest post, “Thoreau’s Maw.”
 

Brett Petersen

 

Tell me about the setting you chose and how it influences your work.
 
Hospitals and the procedures that occur within them have always inspired terror in me. My favorite video games, Xenogears and Xenosaga, both feature medical facilities in which human experimentation is conducted by a church or political group for convoluted and sinister reasons. The idea of an illicit laboratory hidden underneath a clandestine place like a hospital or church has always intrigued me.
 
The setting of the B-story, “Abe and Lily Visit Mazgua City,” was generated by my set of Rory’s Story Cubes: eighteen six-sided dice with various images on them. These random images gave birth to the surrealist/absurdist world of “Abe and Lily.” The frogs’ home planet of Mazgua was named after a planet I had invented as a kid: the home world of my anthropomorphic animal starship pilots inspired by the Sonic the Hedgehog and Star Fox video game franchises.
 
Get to know more about Brett Petersen in his featured interview and more about the Miracle of 2013 in his guest post, “The Sound that Almost Destroyed Christmas.”
 

Alisha Costanzo

 

If you could choose a single superpower, what would it be and why?

I flip-flop a lot between teleportation, flight, and time manipulation, but my husband has been repeating this for years, and it’s worn on me. I’d choose the ability to manifest my will into reality. Then, I’d get all three and more. Got to love those loop holes.
 
Get to know more about Alisha Costanzo in her featured interview and more about sin-eaters in her guest post, “At A Loss: Why We’re Losing Out Empathy.”
 

Jefferson Retallack
 

Which phrase are you most proud of in this story?
 
"Is the world as boring as they say it is?"
 
I see people on my daily commute, walking to what I assume must be their place of work, who never look more than a few metres ahead of them. They might not be as unhappy as I paint them to be, but if they only looked up once in a while—to take in the birds and trees and architecture of our beautiful city—I believe that they would absorb some of that beauty and would not be able to stop themselves from passing it on to others.
 
Get to know more about Jefferson Retallack in his featured interview.
 

Abra Staffin-Wiebe

 

What would you like readers to take away from your story?

Sometimes a shift in perception is all you need.

Get to know more about Abra Staffin-Wiebe in her featured interview and more about lucid dreaming in her guest post, “The Power to Change Dreams.”
 
 
Stay tuned as we celebrate our TRANSCENDENT authors each month.

We have seventy-one different tales and fourteen original pieces of artwork inside. And we’re proud of this mammoth collection. We hope you come and celebrate its release with us.


A parallel dimension exists below the surface of reality.

Its doors swing open every time we sleep, allowing us passage into the land of DREAMS, a plane rich with exotic fantasy and limitless bliss. Within this wonder world, however, lurk dark corridors and terrible creatures—some unfortunate travelers never escape the NIGHTMARES waiting in the shadows.

Many have tried bridging our worlds. Seekers and wise men have meditated for VISIONS and ingested intoxicants for HALLUCINATIONS in hopes that the veil between our realms will thin, allowing access to all the thrills, joys, and horrors beyond our senses.

TRANSCENDENT is an open gate, a gangway linking our realm to the shimmering sphere where nothing is certain and anything is possible.


To celebrate it's release, we're offering the custom art as prints and now have an international option for the hardbacks!

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