When you think about the second month of the year, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  Sweethearts, candy and flowers?

Most of us associate the third month of the meteorological winter with Valentine’s Day. While February is the shortest month on the calendar, READ MORE

Attention Readers & Writers: C3Con is coming!

While the summer is winding down, many authors are gearing up for the Creatures, Crime and Creativity Conference in Hunt Valley, MD.  Here fans get to dine, chat, network and strengthen bonds with the creators of the genre fiction they love to read.

For those unfamiliar READ MORE

Invitation to Readers

The monsters are napping right now, so it’s safe to grab a seat and take a look around. My author name is Sandra R. Campbell, but friends call me Sandee. I dabbled with writing in my early years, but didn’t discover my passion for the written word until I was much READ MORE

Collaboration: The Path to Achievement

For the last year, fiction website has posted consecutive chapters of Two Weeks to Rites. This web series collaboration with fellow writer Desiree Smith-Daughety has been far from the ordinary writing project.

We first approached the project like READ MORE


I’m sure most of you would be highly offended if someone referred to you as a “Monster Whore.”  After all, both words insinuate negative and unsavory characteristics, with monsters being creatures that are typically ugly and frightening, and a whore being someone READ MORE

Book Blurb vs. Synopsis – What’s the Difference?

Book blurb… book synopsis… what’s the difference, and why should you care?

To start with, a book blurb and a synopsis are not the same thing. Let me give you a quick breakdown that shows why it’s important for writers and readers to know the difference.


Celebrate The Dead Days! (Contest)

Today is the official release of The Dead Days Journal and the beginning of a week long, online book blitz. For READ MORE

Reluctant Cassandra – Southern Fiction Debut

Ellen Smith’s debut novel, Reluctant Cassandra, is not to be missed. The story is told with an ease and grace that makes it hard to put down, even though the subject matter tears at the heart strings. There cannot be anything more painful than losing a family member to a disease READ MORE

The Dead Days Journal – Coming Soon!

The daughter of a radical doomsday prepper, Leo Marrok spent her entire life preparing for the end. A skilled fighter and perfect marksman, Leo is her father’s second-in-command when Armageddon comes to pass. Together, they lead a group of survivors to a secure bunker READ MORE

Revisiting the past…

The following is an excerpt from Butterfly Harvest, my first published novel.


My grandfather was never known for much. A coal miner by trade, in the sticks of the Appalachian mountain range, he found little glory in life. Viewed as the black sheep among the family of six he helped create, the man READ MORE