Adventure! Drama! Mystery! Humor! Its all here in the third TALES OF FORTANNIS
anthology of short stories: A BARD DAYS KNIGHT (Double Dragon Press, 2015).
Read "Blinded," Laurel
Anne Hill's new fantasy short story, in
A BARD DAYS KNIGHT.
A BARD DAY&S KNIGHTedited by (Michael A.
stories by Michael A. Ventrella, Bernie Mojzes, KT Pinto, Jon Cory,
Mark Mensch, Christine L. Hardy, Roy C. Booth and Brian Woods, Laurel Anne Hill, Derek Beebe, Shane Porteous,
Beth W. Patterson, Tera Fulbright, Angela Pritchett, and Mike Strauss.
Bard Day's Knight onAmazon.This book is
available in electronic version and will soon be available in trade paper.
Here's an excerpt
from the review by Ryk
Spoor, author of Grand Central Arena and Phoenix Rising:
What is really
fascinating about an anthology like this is seeing what the world of Fortannis looks like through eyes with so
many different perspectives. Old familiar friends are here — Ventrella's own squires Terin and Darlissa, Curso
Brambletoes the clever, subtle hobbling, exiled sellsword Sarlon and his companions Minnow and Mumblepeg — and
new ones, including a unique view of the life of a rather unusual Goblin in "Shiny Savior," the eponymous and
clever hero of "The Life and Death and Life of Beryl Truesword," Brenlund in "Blinded" who has to overcome his
preconceptions to save both himself and others from a terrible fate.
Diverge AN ANTHOLOGY OF
Read "Fowl Consequences," Laurel Anne Hill's new fantasy/horror short story
in Fault Zone: Diverge(Sand Hill Review Press, 2014),
an anthology of stories (fiction and nonfiction) and poems.
Don't miss Volume Five of
Fault Zone! The edgy San
Francisco/Peninsula Writers chose the equally edgy Thomas Ekkens's cover to wrap up their superb collection of
short stories and poems. Kudos to editors Audrey Kalman and Linda Okerland. Stories by Kevin Arnold, Sue Barizon,
Jo Carpignano, Dorcas Cheng-Tozun, Emily Eddins, Ann Foster, Darlene Frank, James Hanna, Karen Hartley, Laurel Anne
Hill, Diane Jacobson, Amy Kelm, Maurine Killough, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Elise Frances Miller, Diane Lee Moomey,
Lucy Ann Murray, Linda Okerlund, Lisa Meltzer Penn, Frank A. Saunders, Martha Clark Scala, Ellen Six, Eve Visconti,
Wendy Walter, and Ollie Mae Trost Welch.
Purchase Fault Zone: Diverge onAmazon.Fault
in both trade paper and electronic versions.
Read "The Storm Riders," a
fantasy short story by Laurel Anne Hill inFault Zone: Shift(Sand Hill Review Press, 2013), an anthology of
stories and poems.
The San Francisco/Peninsula
Writers have done it again. This is their fourth volume of short stories. Novelists Max Tomlinson, David Hirzel,
Margaret Davis, James Hanna, Diane Lee Moomey, and Laurel Anne Hill join forces to produce a stellar anthology.
Senior poet laureate Jo Carpignano and award winning poet Maurine Killough will jog your sensibilities. This
anthology is chock full of great stories by professional and prize-winning writers. Other authors include Lois
Young, Tina Gibson, Darlene Frank, Diane Jacobson, Martha Clark Scala, Don Redmon, Frank A. Saunders, Sue Barizon,
Karen Hartley, Ann Foster, Tim Woolf, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Lisa Melzer Penn, Wendy M. Voorsanger, Dorcas
Cheng-Tozun, Tory Hartmann, and Lucy Ann Murray.
Zone:Shiftat Amazon.com. Fault Zone: Shiftis available in both
trade paper and electronic versions.
Read "Beware the Nine," a steampunk short story by Laurel Anne Hill, in How
Beer Saved the World (Sky Warrior Books, 2013).
Beer goes back to the early days of the human race. As it says in the
introduction, “Fermented grains have been a mainstay of the human diet almost as long as we
have been human.” So pour yourself a cold one and sit down with these
Read "The Golden Gifts" by Laurel Anne Hill in
Michael Ventrella's new anthologyA Bard in the
Hand (Double Dragon Publishing,
Welcome to Fortannis ― a place where adventure waits to waylay you around
every corner. It's a land where humans mingle with stubborn dwarves, mysterious elves,
and feathered biata against shape-shifting gryphons, necromantic zombies, and silly goblins.
It's a land where things are never as they seem; where good and evil are not always
clear-cut, and where the strong do not always prevail.
'Till Death Do Us Part, by Laurel Anne Hill, inHORRIBLE DISASTERS (HorrorAddicts.net, 2013), a short-story anthology. The backdrop
for'Till Death Do Us Part is the Berkeley,
California, fire of 1923.
DISASTERS, thirteen authors from around the globe share their visions of terror set
during real natural disasters throughout history. Travel back in time to earth shattering
events like the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., the San Francisco earthquake of 1906,
and the Winter of Terror avalanches, 1950. What supernatural events went unnoticed? What
creatures caused such destruction without remorse? Stock your emergency kit, hunker in your
bunker, and prepare for… Horrible Disasters. Proceeds go to help disaster relief globally by
way of the Rescue Task Force.
anthology was written by the San Francisco/Peninsula Writers Club (CWC SF/Peninsula Branch)
and published by the Sand Hill Review Press. The work was edited by Lisa Meltzer Penn,
Audrey Kalman and Tory Hartmann.
Here's what author
Mary F. Burns has to say about Fault Zone: Over the
Talk about edgy!
Fault Zone: Over the Edge is a collection of fantastical, intense and spirited writing that
arises straight out of the chthonic beating heart of storytelling. From the wildly civilized
animals of the imagination to the barely civilized humans who roam the cities and suburbs of
America, these stories and poems take the reader on a literary journey into some very dark
places that nonetheless shine with the light of truth.
—Mary F. Burns,Author of J-The Woman Who Wrote the Bible and Portraits of an
Moon-Flame Woman” by Laurel
Now nominated for an Aurora Award!
A Steampunk-Wuxia Anthology
Shanghai Steam is a unique
mashup of steampunk and the Chinese literary genre known as Wuxi (loosely translated as
Stories by: Camille Alexa, Shen Braun, Amanda Clark, Ray Dean, Tim Ford, Laurel Anne Hill, Minsoo
Kang, William H. Keith, Crystal Koo, Frank Larnerd, Emily Mah, Derwin Mak, Brent Nichols, Frances
Pauli, Jennifer Rahn, Tim Reynolds, Julia A. Rosenthal, Nick Tramdack, K. H. Vaughan. Edited by: Ace Jordyn, Calvin D. Jim and Renee Bennett
More Information: www.shanghai-steam.com A History of Steampunk Beyond Victoriana List of Steampunk Works Steampunk
Wiki Official Release: World
November 1-4, 2012 Toronto
pirates-and-magic/horror short story by Laurel Anne Hill in the Spells and
anthology(Dragon Moon Press, 2012, Edited by Valerie
Revenge, a horror
short story by Laurel Anne Hillin The Wickeds,a Wicked Women Writers Anthology (Horror Addicts, 2012,
Edited by Hollie Snider )
Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of
HEROES ARISE. Still in print!
Laurel Anne Hill enteredFlight of Destiny in the 2011
Wicked Women Writers Challenge sponsored byHorror
their first-place award, granting her the title: "Most Wicked
To listen to Laurel's winning story-
FLIGHT OF DESTINY
Read Laurel Anne Hill's short story "Grip of Chaos" in
Tales of Fortannis: A Bard's Eye View, an anthology edited by Michael Ventrella (Double
Dragon Publishing, 2011).
Read Laurel Anne Hill's short story, "The Grave of Mario Bandini,"
inFault Zone: Words from the
Edge, an anthology edited by Lisa Meltzer-Penn (San
Francisco/Peninsula California Writers Club, 2010)
Read Laurel Anne
Hill's short story, "Thar Be Magic," in Rum and Runestones, an anthology of magic and
piracy edited by Valerie Griswold-Ford (Dragon Moon Press, 2010).
Heroes Arise is a modern parable about timeless ideals:
The pursuit of honor and justice, and the right to love and
family.KOMENAR Publishing; ISBN
978-0-9772081-4-2; Hardcover 210 pages, 10 illustrations; Price $24.95. ISBN
978-0-9772081-5-9; Trade Paper, $15.95, Kindle Edition $5.75. Heroes Arise" is now an ebook on Barnes &
Noble. ISBN-13: 978-0-9817271-2-7,Pub. Date:09/15/2009
In a world where justice is achieved through careful customs of vengeance, Gundack
pursues love and the preservation of his honor. But can he break the cycle of vengeance? Can he
reach into his personal darkness and find the light of reason?
Desert kren are a nomadic people who believe their customs and mythology show them
how to be honorable and thrive. Gundack, a trader and leader of the tribe, seeks revenge for the
murder of his wife Talla in the prescribed manner of his people. According to kren custom, he
must fulfill a vow of decreed vengeance against Tarr, the ruthless mountain kren responsible for
Talla’s murder, and complete a pilgrimage to gain the right to marry the fair Eutoebi.
Gundack forms an unlikely alliance with the human Rheemar, who searches for a
beloved sister stolen by Tarr. Rheemar’s mysterious past holds many secrets, including knowledge
that could lead to the end of Tarr’s attacks on travelers and villagers and allow Gundack to
return to his tribe in time for the Day of Marriages. But Rheemar is blinded by loyalties that
he won’t reveal and ambitions that reflect a naive understanding of heroism.
As time grows short and some vows are satisfied, circumstances thrust Gundack into
escalating tribal tensions. Only then does he realize that he must confront the oldest of kren
beliefs: If vengeance swallows the land, Tharda shall bring a white light to give strength to
the least of us, and unbelievers will make heroes arise. But can the least worthy prove
themselves to be heroes, and the most worthy at least heroic?
Laurel Anne Hill has written a modern parable about timeless ideals: The pursuit of
honor and justice, and the right to love and family. In an era when definitions of terrorism and
heroism can seem fickle and where honor may be capricious, this debut author gives readers a
story of great insight and inspiration.
Heroes Arise received a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for 2007 (bronze award,
science fiction category) and was a finalist in the young adult category.
Heroes Arise was a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, young adult and
best cover design categories.
Heroes Arise is a story about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our personal
darkness to find the light of reason.
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