We are in the midst of our week-long release party for all 13 new books in the Stitched Smile Publications catalog! We’d love for you to join us. We have prizes and giveaways, including a KINDLE FIRE loaded with every title from our catalog-even some not yet released! (US Citizens only, outside of the United States, we will opt for an equal prize).
If you love books, love Halloween, and love a great collection of horror/supernatural, you’ll want to be in on this!
Tonight, October 3, at 7:30 PM CST, we will feature a LIVE literary panel of authors to discuss all things to do with words.
Peter Molnar has been writing genre fiction for over twenty years. He is a member of the Horror Writer’s Association and an active member of the HWA Pennsylvania Chapter. His work has appeared in City Slab: Urban Tales of the Grotesque, Necrology Shorts, and most recently in Hydrophobia: A Charity Anthology to Benefit Victims of Hurricane Harvey, among others. His debut novel, Broken Birds, is set to be released through Stitched Smile Publications in Spring of 2019. He works in the Philadelphia secondary school system as an English teacher and Creative Writing Coach.
A.J. Brown is a southern-born writer who tells emotionally charged, character driven stories that often delve into the darker parts of the human psyche. Most of his stories have the southern country feel of his childhood. A.J. draws inspiration from every day events and conversations. The characters of his stories are drawn from people he has met or seen during his life. Some of the best stories are inspired by his two children. Though he writes mostly darker stories, he does so without unnecessary gore, coarse language, or sex. A.J. is also a husband to Cate and a father to two kids, who often inspire him in the most interesting ways. More than 150 of his stories have been published in various online and print publications. His story Mother Weeps was nominated for a Pushcart Award in 2010. Another story, Picket Fences, was the editor’s choice story for Necrotic Tissue in October of 2010. The story, Numbers, won the quarterly contest at WilyWriters.com in June of 2013. A.J. is the author of 7 short story collections, two novels and one novella, If you would like to learn more about A.J. you can check out his blog, Type AJ Negative. You can also find him on Facebook (ajbrown36). #horrorwithheart
Jae Mazer is a Canadian who was born in Victoria, British Columbia, and grew up in the prairies of Northern Alberta. After spending the majority of her life battling sasquatches in the Great White North, she migrated south to Texas to have a go at the armadillos. Now she enjoys life as a mom, a musician, and a connoisseur and creator of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Many moons ago, a rampant love of reading led her to believe she could weave a good tale herself, and she now has seven novels under her belt, as well as short stories published in various anthologies.
Find Jae behind a pot of coffee, bottle of wine, or at:
Facebook: Jae Mazer Author (page) OR The Feathered Tentacle (group)
IG: Jae Mazer
Jessica Raney is an author of speculative fiction. She has two collections of short stories: Oddballs: A Collection of Short Fiction and Dreadful Pennies: A Collection of Short Things. Her work has also appeared in the anthology, Hair Raising Tales of Horror. When not navigating Houston traffic or writing, she’s dealing with her
Donelle Pardee Whiting’s love of the written word led her from working as a journalist to writing and editing fiction. Her combined experience as a writer and editor allowed Donelle to work, or should we say edit, her way to Editor in Chief as Stitched Smile Publications. Hers are the last eyes to see a work before it is formatted for release, which these days makes for a lot of words.
Along with editing, Donelle is one of SSP’s published authors, and has several writing projects of her own in various stages of progress. She is the co-author of Strigoi: The First Family and Strychnine. She is also the author of Alliance Betrayed in the anthology Unleashed: Monsters vs Zombies, Vol. I and has a story called Trees in 100 Word Horrors: An Anthology of Horror Drabbles.
Donelle lives in Illinois with her retired Navy husband Christian, her two furbabies—Polly, a Whippet/Pit/Lab mix that protects her from the evil mail carrier, and Clara the Wonder Husky. In whatever spare time is left, Donelle enjoys spending time with family—her son (an active duty submariner), her daughter-in-law, five granlittles, two granpuppies, two grancats, and several granchickens and granducks. She never turns down a trip abroad with her mom, traveling to places like China, Peru, Alaska, South Africa, river cruises on the Danube River in the Balkans, the Rhine and Main Rivers in Europe, and the Douro River in Portugal.
There is of course her love of riding on the back of her husband’s Harley, photography, a good cup of coffee, chocolate, and cookies.
In addition to finding her in front of a computer screen you can find her on:
Her personal blog:
The Stitched Smile Publications blog:
The Stitched Smile Website:
By her “Darque Design,” Lisa Vasquez creates vivid, twisted horror with the precision of a scalpel, and cuts into the reader’s psyche with “fleshed out” characters. In her most recent release, THE UNFLESHED: TALE OF THE AUTOPSIC BRIDE, the main character, Angus Wulfe, gains notoriety for being as vile and twisted as the iconic Dr. Hannibal. Lisa’s writing style has been compared to the works of Mary Shelley, Baz Luhrman, and the Grand Guignol (John Palisano, Bram Stoker-winning author of NERVES), and is being hailed as, “A writer of nightmarish vision and a new, poetic voice in today’s horror genre” (Peter Molnar, author of THE CLOCKWORK LAZARUS).
Lisa is the CEO of Stitched Smile Publications, the owner of Darque Halo Designs, the Publisher’s Liaison for the Horror Writers Association, and also volunteers as a mentor to other authors.
You can read Lisa’s work in the following collections: HYDROPHOBIA: CHARITY ANTHOLOGY FOR HOUSTON (victims of Hurricane Harvey), ATZ: THE GATHERING HORDE, and in Kevin J. Kennedy’s COLLECTED HORROR SHORTS (Christmas, and Easter editions).
For more information and updates on Lisa’s work, you can find her at: http://www.unsaintly.com or on Facebook (facebook.com/unsaintlyhalo), Twitter (@unsaintly), Instagram (unsaintly)