Press Release: We Are Not This

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHARLOTTE SMALL PRESS RELEASES CHARITY ANTHOLOGY PROTESTING HB2

For Details, contact John G. Hartness
john@falstaffbooks.com

10/25/16

In an “October Surprise” for Governor Pat McCrory and members of the NC General Assembly, Charlotte-based micro-press Falstaff Books today released We Are Not This – Carolina Writers for Equality. The anthology, a collection of 31 short stories, poems, and essays by North Carolina writers or writers who feel a strong tie to the Carolinas, was created as a response to HB2, the divisive “bathroom bill” passed by the NC General Assembly earlier this year.

We Are Not This includes stories from NY Times bestselling author A. J. Hartley, noted singer-songwriter David Childers, Bram Stoker Award nominee Jake Bible, Charlotte Observer columnist and longtime educator Kay McSpadden, Hugo-award nominated editor Edmund Schubert, and a host of other writers. The anthology is currently available as an ebook and will be available in print within the month.

In his introduction, publisher John G. Hartness writes, “We understand that people are people, and all people deserve to be protected from discrimination. We understand that insuring equal rights for one group does not take away rights from another group. We understand that laws restricting freedom and taking away someone’s chance for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the opposite of the values that this country was founded upon. We understand that we are stronger together, and that love is love.”

Proceeds from the sale of the anthology will be divided among NC-centric LGBTQ charities, non-profits, and lobbying organizations. The first group of organizations to receive funding will be Time Out Youth, Queen City Theatre Company, and EqualityNC.

It’s here!

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Mocha Memoirs is offering this micro-anthology for only $3!

Or…

You can get a copy FREE when you find me at a convention and buy one of my other books! 

This anthology includes the TOP TEN finalists for the Mocha Memoirs Women in Horror flash fiction contest. My story “The Damned” is one of the featured titles.

Get it while it’s still available!

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The Magician’s Secret – Available Now!

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“The Magician’s Secret” is available now on Amazon. (Here’s a link.) It’s my favorite in the series so far (well, there are only two…) and I really hope you enjoy it as well.

What’s inside? A magician with a secret, carnival food, a creepy fortune teller, dudes rolling around in the dirt, people hiding in bushes, and lots more. Sounds fun, huh?

Here’s a snippet:

“Child, let me see,” she said as she turned my hand over and looked at my palm. The etching of the Gatherer was faint in the low light, but Lady Ina ran her finger along the edges of the symbol anyway. “You will have a long life, dear, but it is twisted and gnarled like the roots of an ancient tree. Your destiny is knotted with darkness and light, odd…quite odd.” She paused, letting go of my hand and peering into her crystal ball. Colors swirled beneath the surface of the glass as she passed her hand over it. “A man will play a significant role in your future. You must decide which path you will choose.”

I’m looking forward to writing the next one, which should be out at the end of May!

The Weaver’s Fate is Available!

I’m still having a hard time believing it, but I just published my first work on Amazon!

“The Weaver’s Fate” is the first in a series of short stories about Maggie. Maggie is a Gatherer, living in a mundane world but with the power to gather magic. In this world, magic is finite and tends to gravitate toward the dark side. I suppose they have cookies over there. Maggie’s job is to contain the magic and return it to the Guides, who are the ultimate controllers of the magic. She’s happy about her destiny, for the most part, but in this story, she finds a Weaver who had been killed for his magic. It’s up to her to find the killer.

The Weaver’s Fate is available on Amazon for $0.99. If you are so inclined, I would love for you to leave a review.

Thanks for reading!

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