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― Stephen King,
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YA/NA paranormal novella
eBook, 46 pages
Published April 15th 2015 by Magic of the Hudson Books
Could the ghost in her present hold the key to her lost past?
After surviving a traumatic event that stole her childhood memories, college student Cat learned to live day by day. School work, a part-time job, and her boyfriend fill most of her days. Ghost hunting takes up some of her nights, but this ‘hobby’ begins to dominate her life. A ghost stalks her and leaves her creepy gifts. Then the strange dreams begin. By the time she discovers the ghost’s real intentions, it might be too late.
Wished Away - a short story
eBook, 26 pages
Published April 15th 2015 by Magic of the Hudson Books
Sometimes wishes do come true. How they’re handled—that’s scary.
College freshman Maire returns home for Thanksgiving break to discover her abusive father is missing, and mom has redecorated. All she’s ever wished for is to see an end to the fighting. A close friend, Colton, hints that a mysterious urban legend might be real. In order for it to work, she has to be an active participant. Could this be the solution she seeks? If she doesn’t get involved, and her father returns, will things go back to the way they were? Maire struggles to make the right decision—for her long suffering family and herself.
My YA horror short story, The Waiting (originally titled The Haunting),
is included in this huge anthology.
That Moment When: An Anthology of Young Adult Fiction
Paperback/eBook, 636 pages
Published November 23rd 2016 by AAYAA
Have you ever reached a moment in your life when everything changed? A point of no return, an event or discovery so momentous it changed everything you thought you knew about the world, and yourself?
"That Moment When" is filled with exactly these kinds of moments. Inside you'll see a wide variety of fascinating stories from all of your favorite genres--from fantasy and paranormal to dystopia and beyond--and put them together into an epic young adult anthology of over 200,000 words (the length of three full novels).
Some of them are complete stories to spark your imagination, others are just the beginning of a unique adventure. Some of the authors are just starting out, while others are celebrated NYT or USA Today Bestselling authors. We teamed up to make it easier for you to find your new favorite author. With 40 stories in this book, you're certain to find a tale that will thrill and excite you.
My adult contemporary fantasy short story, When I Live My Dream, is included in this charity anthology inspired by David Bowie (proceeds are donated to a cancer charity).
Paperback, 390 pages; eBook, 326 pages
Published August 27th 2016 by Penny Dreadful Publications
My short story, When I Live My Dream, is my homage to David Bowie and his character, Jareth from the movie, Labyrinth.
Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2016
eBook, 71 pages
Published October 11th 2016 by Indie Authors Press
It is the Halloween holiday season and that means Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2016! These drabbles will keep you entertained and amused throughout!
My paranormal YA/NA short story, Ocean Dust, is included in this anthology of sweet summer romances.
Summer's Sweet Embrace
A Sweet Romance Anthology
Paperback/eBook, 254 pages
I wrote All For Nothing, a YA/NA paranormal short story in honor of Roane Publishing's Anniversary celebration. This short is a FREE READ, and is part of the world first created in Ordinary World, from the anthology, Portals.
A Meadowbrook Coven short story
New Adult urban fantasy
eBook, 23 pages
Secrets. Half-truths. Lies.
For seventeen years, Amy Corbett has been deceived. After the jarring events in "Ordinary World" (from the Portals anthology), her life was turned upside down. Now she wants answers. Answers about her past. Why didn't her mother clue her into the truth about her father? And why keep her heritage as a witch quiet?
Reluctantly accepting the changes forced upon her, Amy's trying to embrace her 'new' self. One thing is certain: being a witch is hard work. Frustrated by her inability to grasp a simple spell, she soon learns from a mysterious new guy about an obscure society of magic users called mavericks. They've been shunned for not 'fitting in.'
Finding out more about the mavericks isn't easy when information about them is restricted. Her curiosity piqued, Amy wonders if that secret group has the answers she wants. Maybe she'll find a place among them where she truly belongs.
There's no place like home? Sometimes, Amy discovers, there are alternatives.
My New Adult paranormal romance novella, Into the Dark, appeared in this anthology.
Lacing Shadows Anthology
New Adult paranormal romance novellas
eBook/paperback, 194 pages
College freshman Holly Barclay finds herself home alone on winter break with plans to do some soul-searching.
Being a Good Samaritan to a handsome wounded stranger, this human girl has not only endangered her heart but quite possibly her life.
The holidays suddenly got a lot more exciting.
My YA short story, Enjoy the Silence, tied for first place in
Creative Prose Publishing's First Lines contest.
Creative Prose Publishing
Four authors, using a famous first line from a classic novel, weave their own tales.
ENJOY THE SILENCE by Laurie Treacy
Young fae Zander only wishes to live in the human realm, and leave Ashwoulde behind. But his reckless actions in one night might forever change his world - and that of those who love him.
My YA/New Adult fantasy short story, Ordinary World, is included in:
Portals: A Fantasy Anthology
Paperback/eBook, 250 pages
Published: June 5th 2014 by Roane Publishing
No matter what world you call home, and what your station in life, there are just some paths that weren't meant to be tread.
Ordinary World by Laurie Treacy
High school junior Amy Corbett doesn't like her new neighbors. Amy wonders what the stone archway in the backyard is for. Her instincts tell her they're bad news, but no one believes her, not even her best friend, Remy. Her ordinary world gets turned upside down when her mother unveils an old family secret. Years of lies have repercussions when Amy finds herself caught in a trap and unable to get away. Will her loved ones intervene or will Amy be forced to answer for a past she never knew existed?
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My New Adult paranormal short story, Powerless, is included in:
Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories
(edited by Cynthia Shepp and Rene Folsom)
eBook and paperback
Shadows follow you in the darkness of the night and the eerie sensation of being watched crawls up your spine. Your sanity pulls apart at the seams as the terrors stalk their victims, leaving you too frightened to turn off the light.
These twisted stories will leave you breathless, dreading the horrors lurking around the corner.
Seventeen authors. Seventeen tales of terror. Infinite nightmares.
Watch your back.
Powerless by Laurie Treacy
College sophomore Kat is being stalked. By a ghost. As a paranormal specialist-in-training, she brought something home and he won't leave her alone. As his 'visits' increase, so do her haunting dreams. Could this ghost hold the answers Kat has been seeking to the memories of her lost childhood or could he symbolize something more sinister?
Wild Cards anthology edited by Jodi Pierce
All funds raised will go to The National Children's Cancer Center
My New Adult short story, One Bite, is included in this vampire anthology.
In Vein anthology edited by Jodi Pierce
eBook/paperback, 330 pages
Publisher: Vampirical Lyrical (September 21, 2013)
“In Vein” is a vampire charity anthology book where 100% of the proceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital! With over 18 Authors, you’re bound to find a few vampire stories you’ll love. From devious vampires, to vampire moms, a child vampire, teenage vampires, King and Queen vampires, a vampires’ slave girl, a vampire mob, a Red necked vampire, driving vampires, an Eastern European angel of pain, a vampire poem, a dug up coffin, a Dental Hygentist, a sad vampire tale and a vampire that helps a young cancer boy.
My urban fantasy YA/NA short story, Wished Away, is included in this anthology.
Urban Harvest: Tales of the Paranormal in NYC
edited by Donna Ansari
edited by Donna Ansari
Urban fantasy, eBook, 125 pages
New York City--it's home to 8 million people trying to make their way through the day--a crop of humanity seething with hopes and fears, dreams and nightmares. Autumn comes, and nine authors harvest nine tales from this unique setting and people. From stories of everyday life in an otherworldly light to nightmarish tales of human darkness, Urban Harvest has something for everyone.
Urban Harvest contains tales of the paranormal from Alex Shvartsman, Laurie Treacy, Donna Ansari, Tara Hill, Laura Wenham, Andrea Stanet, Don Corcoran, Saif Ansari, and Sean Sakamoto.
In keeping with the spirit of harvest, all proceeds from this anthology will go to support City Harvest, an organization that feeds NYC's hungry.
My personal essay about childbirth, "Are We Ever Fully Prepared?" is included in this anthology. RAW VOICES is a collection of stories written by women compiled by Marion Corbet.