We have finalized our impressive list of authors to be featured in our middle grade horror anthology project, FRIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. This collection of 13 tales, from 13 different authors, will knock the stockings off your fireplace this Christmas season. FRIGHT is set to launch in November. Be sure to watch for the cover reveal soon!
And so we give you the FRIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS anthology author roster (authors listed in no particular order):
Richard is a former authonomy.com gold medalist. He has featured in Third Flatiron Publishing’s ‘The Time It Happened’ anthology and also in The New Accelerator digital imprint. Richard lives for writing and his love of the great outdoors.
Jackie Horsfall is the author of 20 books and hundreds of short stories and articles. She lives deep in the woods of upstate New York, awaiting a Bigfoot sighting.
Boyd Reynolds is a freelance writer and educator living in Vancouver, Canada. He has published short stories for children, teenagers and adults. His other published works include newspaper articles, educational non-fiction pieces and pop culture commentary. Boyd holds a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature and enjoys all things scary.
Lea Storry (her real name) is a writer who owns a memoir writing business. She loves creating fiction too and has a kids’ book out about a raven learning to fly. Besides being a writer, Lea’s a pilot and a traveller who lives with her husband in Alberta, Canada.
Ally lives in Texas with her husband, three kids, four dogs, a cat, a rabbit, and assorted reptiles. She used to be a children’s librarian, but now spends her time writing middle grade and young adult books, and is particularly fond of fairy tale retellings.
Laura Pauling writes about spies, murder, and mystery. She’s the author of the young adult Circle of Spies Series, the Prom Impossible Series, and the Holly Hart Cozy Mysteries for adults. She writes to entertain…and work in her jammies and slippers.
Ty Drago is the author of several published novels, including the critically acclaimed YA series, THE UNDERTAKERS, which has been adapted for a feature film. His short fiction and articles have appeared in numerous magazines, e-zines, and anthologies, including WRITERS DIGEST. He and his wife Helene live in New Jersey.
Jessica Bayliss's love for reading goes all the way back to the 6th grade book bin, and it's never faded. She writes across genres and age groups, but Jessica's dearest dream is to dazzle the hearts of young readers.
Judith Graves loves tragic romance, werewolves, vampires, magic and all things a bit creepy. A firm believer that teen fiction can be action-packed, snarky and yet hit all the right emotional notes, Judith writes stories with attitude. She lives in northern Alberta and when she’s not writing, she works in a school library.
A freelance writer from upstate New York, Andrea Stanet has been published online and in print since the late 90s. While she typically writes contemporary and urban fantasy, her reading interests span all genres. Other published middle grade work includes “Nelita and the Shadow” in the anthology Wild Cards.
Patrick Hueller is the author of several scary YA and middle grade books, including Wolf High, The Wish, and (under the pen name Paul Hoblin) Foul.
Dax Varley writes the kinds of stories and books she wishes were around when she was a kid. She’s the author of Sleepy Hollow, Return to Sleepy Hollow, Bleed, and Nightmare House. Dax enjoys reading and writing horror and loves all the eerie bumps in the night.
Medeia Sharif was born in New York City and now lives in Miami. She received her master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. Published through various presses, she writes middle grade and young adult short stories and novels. In addition to being a writer, she’s a public school teacher.