The Monstrous Feminine: Dark Tales of Dangerous Women

Just in time for Halloween! I’m in this amazing anthology now available on Amazon for Kindle, with print and Audible coming soon. Get yours now, and part of your purchase will go to the Global Fund For Women! Click the graphic for more…

Enter the world of the Monstrous Feminine, where fourteen authors weave a dangerous web of tales for your personal delight and fright. You’ll meet an archaeologist who opens her mouth at the worst possible moment and you’ll discover the protector of all life who decides the fate of humans. Follow four girls into their town at the height of the witching hour and bump into a peculiar woman who rehabilitates misogynists. Beware of a ravenous grandma and pray for the handyman who trespasses into a creepy house. Turn the pages and you’ll unearth the reason a woman seeks comfort in a strange one-night stand, and you’ll stumble upon a doctor and the disastrous epidemic ravaging her city. And family–you can’t pick them or easily kill them, but never mess with a woman when the red moon rises. What happens when certain women are mistreated? Or when experimental drugs are used on women without their consent? When something wild comes knocking at your door and the ground is smothered with a blanket of snow, what will you do? Don’t go floating on the muddy river James to uncover the answers or you just might find you get carried far away!

“The Monstrous Feminine is brilliant, unnerving, and deeply weird!
BRAVA! Highly recommended for everyone who loves superior horror!”
–Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of
V-WARS and GLIMPSE

“In a compendium of ghastly tales that are as brilliant as they are
depraved, Ferguson and Campbell have packed this anthology with
fresh and worthy talents who prove, time and again, that doubting
readers discount the female horror author at their peril.”
–Moaner T. Lawrence, author of Beholden and
Bad Newes from New England

“Maiden, mother, harlot, crone . . . creative power and destructive
savagery . . . from purity to passion, protectiveness to revenge . . .
womanhood is a jewel of many facets, and these fascinating stories
by fierce and fearsome ladies examine both the sparkle and shadow of
their impregnable depths.”
–Christine Morgan, author of Lakehouse Infernal

Giveaway: 25 Audible Copies of CONDUITS Up for Grabs

If you’re an audiobook fan and would like to score a free copy of Conduits, enter the contest below. It will run from May 13-19. Good luck!

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Mara is a Japanese-American girl with a history of personal tragedy. Though she still cuts to quell the pain, she thought she had left the worst behind her. But her boyfriend’s sudden death and a visit to one of the most haunted places in Washington State send her into a spiral of madness that lands her in a psychiatric ward.

Already suffering from dreams of a strange, ghost-infested house in the woods, Mara begins to question the very existence of reality. She is forced to confront the truth of her older sister’s brutal murder and, unable to distinguish between nightmare and waking any longer, the reason the ghosts have chosen her as their conduit.

Release Day for Conduits!

Mara is a Japanese-American girl with a history of personal tragedy. Though she still cuts to quell the pain, she thought she had left the worst behind her. But her boyfriend’s sudden death and a visit to one of the most haunted places in Washington State send her into a spiral of madness that lands her in a psychiatric ward.

Already suffering from dreams of a strange, ghost-infested house in the woods, Mara begins to question the very existence of reality. She is forced to confront the truth of her older sister’s brutal murder and, unable to distinguish between nightmare and waking any longer, the reason the ghosts have chosen her as their conduit.

Available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Mara is a Japanese-American girl with a history of personal tragedy. Though she still cuts to quell the pain, she thought she had left the worst behind her. But her boyfriend’s sudden death and a visit to one of the most haunted places in Washington State send her into a spiral of madness that lands her in a psychiatric ward.

Already suffering from dreams of a strange, ghost-infested house in the woods, Mara begins to question the very existence of reality. She is forced to confront the truth of her older sister’s brutal murder and, unable to distinguish between nightmare and waking any longer, the reason the ghosts have chosen her as their conduit.

“Full-on goose-flesh-rising, nail-biting, hair-tugging scary.”–Edward Lorn, author of The Sound of Broken Ribs

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The 10 Greatest Female Monsters In Literature, From Carmilla To The Woman In Black

‘Tis the season for celebrating decorative gourds, sugar, changing seasons, and, of course, monsters. Wear all the punny Halloween costumes you like, but at the end of the day, Halloween is all about turning the ordinary into the monstrous. And many…

Source: The 10 Greatest Female Monsters In Literature, From Carmilla To The Woman In Black

New Release Roundup

Mitzi Weinhaus is the untalented daughter of two Munich Kabarett stars. One night, in an underground club that has so far escaped Nazi detection, she meets the enigmatic singer Giselle, who offers her the chance to be a hero. Teamed up with the mysterious Wolfrik, for whom she develops an alarming attraction, Mitzi soon finds herself ensnared in a world of secret societies, super-soldiers, monsters, and gods. With double-crosses on all sides, can she save her parents from certain death—and her heart from one of the most powerful beings in the universe?
Available at Devine Destinies and Amazon.

Humor, adventure, romance, tragedy, and joy—FROM A CAT’S VIEW is a novel-length, mixed-genre collection of short stories that will tug at the whiskers of cat lovers everywhere. This unique anthology is drawn from a pool of exceptional writers in the US and the UK, who share fascinating insights into the relationship between humans and their feline owners.
Available at Amazon.

An annual anthology of strange and darksome tales, which this year profiles the work of 21 contemporary scribes: V.H. Leslie, J.T. Glover, Joanna Parypinski, Steve Rasnic Tem, L.S. Johnson, Daniel Braum, M. Lopes da Silva, Mathew Allan Garcia, April Steenburgh, Charles Wilkinson, Farah Rose Smith, Armel Dagorn, Cate Gardner, Jackson Kuhl, Christi Nogle, Ross Smeltzer, Jennifer Loring, Tim Jeffreys, Elana Gomel, Mike Weitz, Kirsty Logan.

“A very promising anthology.” —Ellen Datlow, Best Horror of the Year

“An annual highlight of the genre.” —Anthony Watson, Dark Musings

“Weirdness with truth at its heart.” —Des Lewis, Real-Time Reviews
Available at Amazon.

We believe in ghosts. Do you? Expecting the usual? Please don’t. You won’t find haunted houses, spirit infested graveyards, demonic poltergeists, or possessed objects in these pages. It’s been said that there are no haunted places, only haunted people. That’s who you’ll find here, the haunted ones. A maintenance technician in remote Alaska, an English thief, a young couple on a road trip across America, an astronaut on a one way ride to Jupiter, an Irish gravedigger, and dozens more. All victims of an otherworldly infection, all tormented by a plague of shadows. Do you believe in ghosts? You will.
Available at Amazon.

Mad and Dead: Monstrous Women, Transgressive Sexuality, and Postmodern Paranoia

I have a couple of posts coming up that talk about different aspects of my trip to Transylvania for the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival (IVFAF). For now, please to enjoy the PowerPoint of the paper I presented for the academic conference. I’ll be submitting the full paper for publication.

Mad and Dead

StokerCon 2018 Schedule

If you’re headed to StokerCon 2018 this weekend, you can catch me a couple of times on Friday, March 2. First, at the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, presenting my paper “The Dark Heart of Human Nature: The Necessity of Extreme Horror” on Panel 1: Gender Studies / 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Then, as part of the panel for A (Haunted) House with Many Rooms—Horror Sub-Genres (Moderator: Tim Waggoner; Co-Panelists: Don D’Auria, Frazer Lee, Donald Sidney-Fryer, Paul Tremblay) at 5:00 PM in State Suite A.

I’ll be wandering around in between, so if you see me, say hello!

Now available: Conduits Audiobook

Mara is a Japanese-American girl with a history of personal tragedy. Though she still cuts herself to quell the pain, she thought the worst was behind her. But her boyfriend’s sudden death, and a visit to one of the most haunted places in Washington State, sends her into a spiral of madness, landing her in a psychiatric ward.

Already suffering from dreams of a strange, ghost-infested house in the woods, Mara begins to question the very existence of reality. She is forced to confront the truth about her older sister’s death and the reason the ghosts have chosen her as their conduit.

Purchase on Amazon, Audible, or iTunes.

Obligatory New Year Post ;)

I’ve been crap at updates recently, but there’s good reason for it, I PROMISE. In this post you’ll find a quick rundown of those reasons (i.e. everything that’s releasing/I’m working on in 2017, subject to change).

January

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This erotic horror series officially debuts this month, but you can get started with a couple of teasers, one of which is my story “Suck.” Check it out here.

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