Monday, February 23, 2015

Spotlight: Grimm Mistresses

In celebration of Women in Horror Month, The Qwillery is spotlighting Grimm Mistresses, a collection of retellings of Grimm's fairy tales by Stacey Turner, Mercedes M. Yardley, Allison M. Dickson, C.W. LaSart, and S.R. Cambridge.

Grimm Mistresses
Angelic Knight Press, February 23, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 232 pages
Hardcover (limited/signed)

Remember the Grimm Brothers? Those dark fairy tales that made you leave the light on long before Disney went and sanitized them? Well, we do! Now the MISTRESSES GRIMM take back the night, five female authors who will leave you shuddering deliciously. Get ready to leave the lights on again with four pieces of short fiction bringing the Grimm Brother’s tales into the present. Be advised: these aren’t your children’s fairy tales!

About the Authors

Stacey Turner

STACEY TURNER is the former owner of Angelic Knight Press, now the Supernatural Horror Imprint for Ragnarok, and she remains its Managing Editor. She loves reading and writing horror and dark fantasy, but does not love scarecrows, creepy dolls, birds (of any sort), snakes, clowns or garden gnomes. She blogs at The Author Spot.

Twitter @Spot_Speaks

Mercedes M. Yardley

MERCEDES M. YARDLEY is a dark fantasist who wears stilettos and poisonous flowers in her hair. Her short story collection, Beautiful Sorrows, came out in 2012, and her novella Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love won the 2013 Stabby Award for "Best Short Fiction." Her debut novel, Nameless: The Darkness Comes, the first book of "The Bone Angel Trilogy," also released in 2013. Her latest title is Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy (September, 2014).

Twitter @mercedesmy

Allison M. Dickson

ALLISON M. DICKSON is the author of two published novels: horror-thriller Strings, and the dystopian epic, The Last Supper. She has nearly two dozen short stories in publications such as Apex Magazine. Her "Colt Coltrane" indie series features a detective and his robot sidekick in 1940s Los Angeles.

Twitter @MsAllieD

C.W. Lasart

C.W. LASART is the author of Ad Nauseam: 13 Tales of Extreme Horror, her debut story collection, as well as multiple other stories in publications such as Shock Totem Magazine, Nightscape, Dark Moon Presents, and Fifty Shades of Decay. She is also one of three winners of the "Cemetery Dance" Amateur Writing Contest in 2011, and a card-carrying member of the Horror Writers' Association.

Twitter @CWLaSart

S.R. Cambridge

S.R. CAMBRIDGE is a fancy cocktail enthusiast, aspiring nerd writer, avid napper, trivia dork, pedant, and human encyclopedia of Simpsons quotes. Her career as an author is just getting started with stories in Grimm Mistresses by Angelic Knight Press and Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues from Ragnarok Publications.

Twitter @SRCambridge