Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Guest post with Shannon Lawerence - Happy Ghoulidays!



The holidays can be a stressful time, as we all know, but I'm hoping to lighten up this winter season with a little holiday horror.

Maybe "lighten up" isn't the right term.

The first story begins the winter holidays with Thanksgiving, with stories representing Christmas, Hanukah, Hogmanay (the New Year), Yule, Groundhog Day, and, finally, Valentine's Day. From serious horror to tongue-in-cheek. Read them all at once or save them for their holidays. Or both! 

Release day is November 20, which also happens to be my birthday! Just in time for Thanksgiving week. You can pre-order the Kindle version, with other versions, including paperback, available on release day.

Blurb: Family time can lead to murder and mayhem, especially during the holidays. A turkey with a tale to tell, elves under attack, sorority sisters putting on a killer party, a woman's desperation to save her family, and a stranger ringing in the New Year. These and other tales of woe await you beneath the mistletoe.

Be careful who you offer a kiss. It may be your last.

About the Author: A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes in her dungeon when her minions allow, often accompanied by her familiars. She writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in several anthologies and magazines, and her collections, Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations and Bruised Souls & Other Torments, are available in stores. You can also find her as a co-host of the podcast “Mysteries, Monsters, & Mayhem.” When she's not writing, she's hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings. Though she often misses the Oregon coast, the majestic and rugged Rockies are a sight she could never part with. Besides, in Colorado there's always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. What more could she ask for? 


Release date: November 20

Pre-order link






Amazon Author Page


A big congrats to Shannon!

I hope everyone has a nice (as it can be) Thanksgiving and stay safe out there! 


  1. Interesting premise for a collection of short stories!

  2. Big congratulations to Shannon!

  3. Congratulations to Shannon. One of the things I most like about the blogosphere is the support it offers. It has been lovely to see Shannon's work featured in a number of places recently.

    1. The support from bloggy friends is amazing!

  4. This is probably the right year for this collection. I mean, we get to live a bit vicariously through holiday horrors while we avoid the actual holidays this year ;)

  5. Interesting sounding stories, Shannon. And a happy birthday.

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  6. Thank you for helping me out today, Marcy! I hope you have a pleasant Thanksgiving, whatever that might look like this year.

  7. I wonder what the turkey has to say! Something spicy I bet.

  8. Happy birthday Shannon and congratulations!

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