Vonnie Winslow Crist
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About Vonnie Winslow Crist
Born in the Year of the Dragon, Vonnie Winslow Crist is author of award-winning short stories, poems, and books. An active member of the Horror Writers Association, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Society of Children's Book Writers & illustrators, and National League of American Pen Women - she taught creative writing for the Maryland State Arts Council for 10 years.
"Beneath Raven's Wing" is winner of The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival's Saturday Visiter Award and a Finalist for the Imadjinn Award. "The Enchanted Dagger" is a Compton Crook Award Finalist and Maryland Writers Association Book Award Winner. Both "Owl Light" and "The Greener Forest" are eFestival of Words Short Story Collection Award Winners. "The Greener Forest," "The Enchanted Dagger," and "Owl Light" were voted among the Top Ten books for Young Adults in the P&E Reader's Poll.
As an illustrator, she's had over 1,000 illustrations published in books, magazines, and calendars.
She is an avid JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis fan, and a firm believer in the magical world that surrounds us! A clover-hand who has found so many 4-leafed clovers she keeps them in jars, Vonnie is quite fond of Harry Potter & Hogwarts, The Hunger Games, A Song of Ice & Fire, Star Wars, Star Trek, and everything Faerie!
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—Steven R. Southard, author of What Man Hath Wrought series
Have you written a short story you’d like to have published? Maybe you’ve written a few stories and you’d like to increase your chances of publishing all of them. Kelly A. Harmon and Vonnie Winslow Crist are both award-winning authors and editors, and have short stories published in more than 300 anthologies and magazines around the world. Let them show you the process they use to publish stories and maximize earnings.
After reading hundreds of manuscripts, and co-editing nine anthologies together, Kelly and Vonnie have learned first-hand what kind of stories rise to the top of the slush pile and make it to publication. How to Write for Anthologies and Make More Money with Your Writing includes examples from their own editing experience as well as easy-to-follow tips you can use to increase your chances of publication.
In this book, you’ll discover:
How to come up with story ideas with an edge to beat competition
Where to find markets to send your stories for publication
The step-by-step submission process to maximize your earnings
The reasons editors say no and tips for avoiding rejection
Why you should keep records of your efforts and much, much more!
Finally, submitting your stories for publication no longer has to feel like a gamble. By employing only a fraction of these tips, your stories can perform significantly better. You want to sell more fiction, and Kelly and Vonnie’s tips are a great way to make it a reality.
Featuring 21 stories from talented authors all around the world!
Featuring fiction by Richard Chizmar, Alex Shvartsman, Rie Sheridan Rose, Jeff Stehman, Jonathan Shipley, Robert E. Waters, Evan Dicken, Anatoly Belilovsky, Brad Hafford, A.P. Sessler, Larry C. Kay, Jeremy M. Gottwig, Steven R. Southard, Kelda Crich, M.J. Ritchie, Edward McDermott, Ray Kolb, Andrew Gudgel, Jeremy Zimmerman, N.O.A. Rawle, Meg Belviso, Daniel Beazley, Briana McGuckin, Kane Gordon, Peter Schranz, G. Scott Huggins, Vonnie Winslow Crist, and Kelly A. Harmon, and featuring a poem by Laura Shovan.
Ever-turbulent humanity has reached out to the stars and found itself challenged by several “exosapient” species whose motivations are as unusual as their physical forms. Troubleshooters like Caine Riordan must contend with both humans and aliens during this epic plunge into the high-stakes exploration, statecraft, and warfare that churn and change our post-contact world.
But no world is defined just by the characters who occupy center stage. “Lost Signals” digs deep into the lives—and struggles—of those beyond the spotlight by bringing together twenty new voices and new stories in a format that blurs the line between fact and fiction in the Consolidated Terran Republic.
With stories by:
Charles E. Gannon
Robert E. Waters
Robert R. Chase
Walter H. Hunt
Vonnie Winslow Crist
Lawrence M. Schoen
Robert E. Hampson
Jean Marie Ward
Featuring anchor stories by award winning authors Sheree Renée Thomas, Craig L. Gidney, Milton Davis, Jessica Cage, Michele Tracy Berger, Alicia McCalla, Jeff Carroll, and Steven Van Patten.
Additional Contributing Authors: Penelope Flynn, Lynette Hoag, Steve Van Samson, Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald, Balogun Ojetade, Valjeanne Jeffers, Samantha Bryant, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Miranda J. Riley, K.R.S. McEntire, Alledria Hurt, Kai Leakes, John Linwood Grant, Sumiko Saulson, Dicey Grenor, L. Marie Wood, LH Moore, Delizhia D. Jenkins, Colin Cloud Dance, and V.G. Harrison.
Murdered. A possession mislaid or stolen. An unmarked grave. The dead refuse to leave for many reasons. Meet the spirits who still move among us in Re-Haunt. Feel the hairs on the back of your neck rise as you read 16 ghostly tales from an international roster of authors.
Featuring fiction from Nancy Springer, Darrell Schweitzer, Jody Lynn Nye, S. Baring-Gould, Tom English, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Gregory L. Norris, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Michael Fassbender, Kelly A. Harmon, A.P. Sessler, H.R. Boldwood, Marc Sorondo, Jacqueline Seewald, John Wolf, and G. Ranger Wormser.
Re-Haunt invites readers to step through the gates which separate the living from the unhappy dead.
Just Don't Open the Door
By MARK PELLEGRINI
Sean lives next to a weird house with bricked-up windows and an overgrown yard... One day, he sees the strange man living next door leaving in a panicked hurry, offering one brusque warning!
The Greenery Has Come Again
By PAUL LUCAS
James's childhood home is no longer his own, and returning proves an uncanny experience as the mystery surrounding the giant tree his mother named Yggdrasil blooms like the greenwood itself!
By SCHUYLER HERNSTROM
Codename Joker: he's the best at what he does-wet works ops against the reptilian aliens that eat human flesh! Can he keep his perfect record when a bystander gets caught in the crossfire?!
By VONNIE WINSLOW CRIST
At Port Crystal, the facility director's daughter is...not her daughter! Can Radko Urban get Sally Brogan, who was kidnapped as an embryo, off the station before they're both made?!
Shakespeare Among the Stars
By JILL HAND
Lured onto a space cruise by romantic letters from a handsome holo actor that turned out to be part of a marketing campaign, Kivrin has run out of money and is stuck working the waste tanks!
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
By TONY BEAULIEU
A young girl's parents die mysteriously while investigating a strange book: The All Story! When Paige Hamil finds her parents' notes and The All Story, Valvidian Corp agents aren't far behind!
By LAUREN E REYNOLDS
Polluted yet picturesque, the streams and creeks near Andy and Joey's small town attract their fair share of partying teens despite the disturbing rumors and legends-and deaths!
Scent of the Yaka Aka Yo
By J. MANFRED WEICHSEL Three castaways find themselves on a mysterious
island inhabited almost entirely by women... and their strange king who condemns the men to death by the sinister Yaka Aka Yo!
The Fourth Gift
By DAVID SKINNER
Baltasar, one of Ulrik's many Menders, diligently performs his task of recreating the Solar System-until a mysterious anomaly forming around the Moon threatens the outcome of the Plan!
By DONALD JACOB UITVLUGT
Zain, priest of the old gods, continues his trek across Leng in search of his brother and comes across a destitute village that has been deprived of its young by a mad flesh-crafting sorcerer!
The Last Day in Iram
By JAMES HUTCHINGS
You have had a vision that the city of Iram is doomed! The paranoid sultan is privy to the same portents, but refuses to allow any to leave the city-will you escape before the end comes?!
This is nightmare comfort food at its finest!
Featuring poetry by Jessica Rougeau, Tony Newton, India Kim, Jeremy Thompson, David Cave, Ella Palmer, Joshua E.Borgman, Nicole Henning, K.T. Tate, Guntis Brazma, Nick Dunkenstein, William Cordill, Brian Rosenberger, Amber M. Simpson, Veronica Kegel-Giglio, Reyna Young, Jacek Wilkos, Shayne Simeona, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Kurt Newton, Jim Towns, John Whitaker, Nerisha Kemraj, Pauly Hart, Richard Bell, John H Shelton, Theresa C. Gaynord, David Black, Andrew Kurtz, Chan Walrus, Pete Kelly, Kevin J. Kennedy, Sheldon Woodbury, Anthony Townsend, Dawn DeBraal, Thomas Sturgeon Jr, Nic Brady, Killian H. Gore, John Whitaker, Kevin Walter, Tim Miller, William Mitchem, Josh Andrews, Brandon Tanczak, Dane Keil, Michael Kallio.
Forty-eight authors have brought you a creepy collection of tales, sure to keep you up at night. Grab a flashlight, and let your mind wander into the haunted unknown. A place where the shadows lurk around every corner, and the boogeyman awaits your arrival. With every turn, a new nightmare begins. Are you brave enough to reach the end?
Read...if you DARE.
"I ordered this book for my daughter who loves horror stories, she couldn't put it down! I cannot wait for the author to publish more! She really captured my readers attention!"
"This book is so awesome! My kids couldn't put it down. I even enjoyed reading all of the stories and the creepy illustrations really bring it all together."
"My son's delight while reading this book made me feel like a kid again myself. There are so many wonderful (and scary) stories to enjoy; with a fright for everyone! The illustrations are akin to a modernized Alvin Schwartz style. This book is horrifying and fun all at once. I definitely recommend it to children and adults alike."
*This book is intended for children ages 7 and up!
Stay tuned for Volume 2!
What miracles can more than one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.
Vengeful undead. Demons. Hungry rats. These creatures and more haunt city streets, unlit hallways, deep space, and the corners of your imagination in Re-Terrify.
Send shivers down your spine with 18 horrifying tales from an international roster of authors.
Featuring fiction from Douglas Smith, Nancy Springer, James Dorr, Winston Marks, Lisa Lepovetsky, Eric Choi, Darrell Schweitzer, Meriah Crawford, Jonathan Shipley, Gregory L. Norris, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Greg Chamberlain, Kelly A. Harmon, David Hoenig, Steven R. Southard, Nicole Kurtz, Geoff Gander, and Gustavo Bondoni.
Re-Terrify reminds readers that monsters hide in the shadows and even the bravest person should beware of the dark.