Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Short Stories for the Thanksgiving Season

Dear friends and readers,

Over the last few years, I've written three short stories inspired by the Thanksgiving season. And especially, the foods associated with it. Everybody has a few extra minutes now and then, during lunch, while having afternoon tea, etc. Take a look and see if any of these whet your appetite! And please feel free to share with your special peeps.

Aunt Jewel and the Poisoned Potlikker

Aunt Jewel and the Purloined Pork Loin

Death at Do-Lolly's Diner

I hope you enjoy these as much as you love pecan (or pumpkin) pie!

Happy trails,

bobbi c.

Friday, September 25, 2015

New Mystery Story Published!

My new story, "The Conflagration at the Nameless Cotton Gin" has just been published in the first anthology from the Short Mystery Fiction Society. Published by Untreed Reads and available in all formats.

Pre-order the paperback, or buy and download the e-book version HERE.

Friday, July 17, 2015

New Science Fiction Anthology--STORIES FROM THE WORLD OF TOMORROW: The Way the Future Was!

I'm pleased to announce that my macabre science fiction story, Perfect Progeny, has been published in the new Darkhouse Books anthology, STORIES FROM THE WORLD OF TOMORROW: The Way the Future Was!

Editor Andrew MacRae and Wenda Morrone, fellow Dorothy-L and Short Mystery Fiction Society members, also have stories in the book.

Other contributors are: Thresher Grey, Cassandra L., Michael Chandos, Matthew Pedersen, Michael McAndrews Bailey, Sebastien Mantle, Stephen Hill, Craig J. Ham, Raymond K. Rugg, Deborah Walker, William Stanforth, Rick Bruner, Donna Stephanie Cage and Amanda Bergloff.

This was a really fun story to research and write. The premise was interesting--what ABOUT all those new inventions they touted at the 1939 NYC World's Fair? What happened to them? Did they ever come about? I used the relatively new invention of hydroponics that amazed people at the fair (Growing food in water? Incredible!), coupled with my own contemporary concerns about GMO foods to craft a dark story about the possibilities.

BTW, for some fascinating historical photos, check out this site:

bobbi c.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

New historical short story published--free to read!

I'm happy to announce that my short story, "The Interview," is now available in the online mystery magazine, Over my Dead Body. It's a free read, too!

This is one of those  historical stories that is personal to me because of the location. Make sure you read the Author's Note at the end, too.

There are also eight other free stories there in the new issue.

Thanks for your support!

bobbi c.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Great Review of HALLOWEEN THIRTEEN--A Macabre Collection

Kings River Life magazine has reviews of five e-books in honor of Earth Day, including my first collection of short stories/poetry, HALLOWEEN THIRTEEN--A Collection of Mysteriously Macabre Tales.

 I love getting reviews by librarian Cynthia Chow because she "gets" me and my writing--twisted, black humor, offbeat and sentimental. Umm, yep, that's me! LOL

 There are also reviews of books by Janis Patterson, Kathy Bennett, K.K. Chalmers and Andrew MacRae.

bobbi c.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Progress! On Writing the Macabre

One of my newer short stories, "The Interview," has just been accepted by OMDB (Over My Dead Body), a quality online mystery/crime e-zine. OMDB reviewed my DYE, DYEING, DEAD novella last year and I'm excited to see some of my fiction in it. Tentative publication date is April.

I sent out two more stories tonight, one to a UK publisher. This makes seven stories that are still out, making the rounds.  I'm learning patience.

My newer stories are morphing more into the gothic, horror or "strange/macabre" story realm, which is fine with me. Actually, I've been writing them, but didn't really realize it until recently when I put my HALLOWEEN THIRTEEN macabre short story collection together. I've been a fan of Poe, classic ghost stories, Alfred Hitchcock, Night Gallery, Twilight Zone, etc. since I was a wee tot. Nothing much has changed in that area.

A recent trip to a local abandoned family cemetery has me thinking about more ghost stories. Stay tuned!

Photo courtesy of the Williamson County Historical Museum

Happy reading!

bobbi c.