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.

M.C. St. John


Tell me about the setting you chose and how it influences your work.
The story functions because of the setting: a snow-steeped British village where Bernard and his family are at the mercy of the Richard Crawford, their landlord. With nowhere to go while the temperature plummets, Bernard musters the courage to confront Crawford about heating the estate, a decision that drives the rest of the story. While it might normally be considered cliché to say the setting is another living, breathing character, in this case I think we can make an exception. The winter storm, the architecture of the building, and the time period all play into how the story moves.   
Get to know more about M.C. St. John in his featured interview and more about writing creepy stories in his guest post, “Scary Words, or How We Write When We Want to Write Horror.”

Lori M. Myers


A question I'm asked most often by other writers is "What is your best advice for writers?" 
My answer is always the same: Persistence. Keep writing. Keep creating. Don't take rejection personally. 
Get to know more about Lori M. Myers in her featured interview and more about the inspiration for her story in her guest post, “What You See Is What You Get.”

Nathaniel W. Phillips


What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
The best money I've ever spent on writing was buying new books to read.  Genre books are important to get a finger on the pulse of what's going on, past and present.  But books outside my normal interests are equally important, so I don't box myself in. Good books are important as a guide on what to do and how to approach certain subjects.  But bad books teach valuable lessons, too.
Get to know more about Nathaniel W. Phillips in his featured interview.

Wondra Vanian


What would you like readers to take away from your story? 
I want people to finish the story wondering what’s real. Were Shannon’s dark wishes answered by an honest-to-goodness vampire? Or, did the mundane pressures of life finally get to her? Does she die? Is she dreaming? Readers have to make up their own minds because I’m not telling. 
Get to know more about Wondra Vanian in her featured interview.

J.A.W. McCarthy


Which phrase are you most proud of in this story?
“I practice saying her name: Ella, Ella, Ellarolling around inside the velvet parts of my mouth, bouncing off stunted teeth and nesting in the back of my throat, Ella.”
Get to know more about J.A.W. McCarthy in her featured interview.

Robert Petyo


When did you decide to take writing seriously?
In grade school. That’s when I became a Sherlock Holmes fan.
Get to know more about Robert Petyo in his featured interview.

David Kotok


What is your favorite question you’ve been asked as a writer?
I don’t have a favorite but, when people learn I write short stories, they always ask ‘what do you write about?’ It’s a hard one to answer. It depends on the story or the situation, or my assessment of their intention or my personal mood. I usually respond that I write about the cathartic slaughter of my demons. 
Get to know more about Robert Petyo in his featured interview.

 Anthony S. Buoni


Also check out editor and author Anthony S. Buoni’s guest post for his story, “The Tapping,” in “The Power of the Woem.”
Stay tuned as we celebrate our authors each month. Next month, we’ll start introducing the authors from our new anthology, IN THE AIR, due out April 2019.
We have seventy-one different tales and fourteen original pieces of artwork inside of TRANSCENDENT. And we’re proud of this mammoth collection. We hope you come and celebrate its release with us.


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