In anticipation for my upcoming novel HEALERS to be published by Adelaide Books, I submitted to their annual short story award contest. This is the 3rd year in a row that I have submitted a story to the contest.
In 2018, I submitted Knick Knack Wars, a cute story about a battle at the nursing home between two men decorating the outside of their rooms. This story was originally published with Defenestration. It was a finalist for the 2018 awards.
In 2019, I submitted Livestock Auction, a horror story where a simple trip to the county fair has more hidden secrets then one realizes. The story was originally published with Ink Stains. It was a finalist in short story for the 2019 awards.
This year I submitted one of my newer stories, Appalachian Curses. It is a horror story about a meeting with a witch while walking in the woods. It was originally published at The Horror Zine. This year I got so much closer…Appalachian Curses was named one of the Shortlist Winners. This was a big accomplishment and shows how much my writing has improved. The story will be featured in the 2020 anthology to be released on February 27th. I will also be featured in the March 2021 issue of Adelaide Magazine. Overall this is just good press for my upcoming book release.