Open the door and unlock the secrets in eleven short stories from The Secret Door Society, an organization of fantasy and science fiction authors dedicated to charitable work. All proceeds from this anthology benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in their quest to cure Type One Diabetes (T1D).
In these pages you’ll discover a modern woman trapped in an old fashioned dreamscape, a futuristic temp worker who fights against her programming, a beautiful vampire’s secret mission disrupted by betrayal, a sorcerer’s epic battle against a water dragon, the source of magical mirrors—and more. There are tales for every science fiction and fantasy taste, including new works from award-winning authors Johnny Worthen, Lehua Parker, Christine Haggerty, and Adrienne Monson.
Join us in the fight against T1D as you peek into a world of magical and mysterious doorways—if you dare.
Let's look at these authors
JOHNNY WORTHEN is the tie-dye wearing author of the nationally acclaimed young adult paranormal Eleanor, the Unseen, and the adult occult thriller, Beatrysel, and Dr. Stuart's Heart. His short story, The Point, appears in the Dark Fiction anthology Little Visible Delight, and look for his genre-bending comedy noire, The Finger Trap in 2015. Trained in modern literary criticism and cultural studies, Johnny writes upmarket multi-genre fiction. “I write what I like to read,” he says. “That guarantees me at least one fan.” Johnny lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and sons.
C. R. ASAY joined the Utah National Guard at the age of seventeen. After spending time in the 625th Military Police Corp she transferred to the 19th Special Forces group as a counterintelligence agent. She retired from the military after marrying her best friend, and graduated from college so that she could embark on the most exciting adventure of all; being a
mom. The short story version of her first novel, Heart of Annihilation, earned an honorable mention from the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. C. R. Asay currently resides in West Jordan, Utah, with her husband, four children, and a dog. There is always a dog. www.crasay.com
SAM MCCLENDON is a world championshipmartial artist and Science Fiction/Fantasy enthusiast.Having survived cancer, he now pursues his dream of becoming a published writer, and works to help build a community of support for aspiring writers in Utah. Currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah, he works in the IT field for a local software company
MICHAEL DARLING has been a butcher, a cartoonist, and an award-winning magician. He fell in love with science-fiction after reading Madeleine L'Engles’ A Wrinkle in Time. The synergistic mingling of words, art, theater, and magic have led to many projects in the years since. Michael’s fiction was first published in college and his non-fiction has appeared in the book Teach by Magic and MAGIC Magazine. Death by Magic and The Mystery of Dr. D’Arq have been produced for the stage along with radio scripts for The Faith and Families Report that aired in more than 80 markets worldwide. As an actor and singer, Michael has appeared in more than 15 plays and musicals. As Michelangelo, he has entertained audiences with his own brand of magic and illusion in hundreds of shows and has appeared with the Utah Symphony and toured with Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Thriller production. Michael is currently working magic with an urban fantasy novel as well as an epic fantasy series for young adults. His short stories have been accepted for publication in 2015.
LEHUA PARKER is the award-winning author of the MG/YA series the Niuhi Shark Saga: One Boy, No Water; One Shark, No Swim; and One Truth, No Lie. Originally from Hawaii and a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, Lehua is currently an author, book doctor, public speaker, soccer mom, and playwright. An advocate of literacy and indigenous cultural narratives, you can find her at www.LehuaParker.com, lurking on Facebook when she should be finishing her next novel, or folding laundry.
TERRA LUFT is a speculative fiction writer and prolific blogger. An overachiever by nature, she tackles every project with coffee and sarcasm and believes all rules exist to be broken. She works full-time by day and writes by night, always searching for that ever elusive work/life balance people tell her exists. She lives in Utah with her husband and two daughters, their naughty dog, and a cat who stole her heart.
CHRISTINE HAGGERTY, author of The Plague Legacy series, grew up in rural Utah with three brothers, a sister, several chickens, a goat, and an outhouse. She always loved the escape of fantasy and the art of writing, and her life's passion is to craft stories of strength and survival. As a former high school language arts teacher and a black belt in karate, Christine has found a niche
combining both skills to help authors write effective fight scenes.
JESSICA PARKER is a fantasy author currently working on a fairytale series. Her adventures in the written word have occurred as long as she can remember; reading stories of dragons, magic, romance, and the power of one person inspired Jessica to write stories of her own. Aside from reading and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, swimming, movies and cooking.
MERIANN BOXALL resides in the mountains of Northern Utah with her husband and two children. A work-at-home mom she has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She finds herself teaching college courses online and writing grants for nonprofit organizations. Growing up in a small town rich with culture she developed a love for the art of storytelling. She is an avid reader who loves being outdoors, boating, and trail-running in the mountains that surround her home.
ADRIENNE MONSON is the award winning author of the Blood Inheritance trilogy and a paranormal Regency novella, Eyes of Persuasion. She resides in Utah with her husband and two children where she works on more stories to share with the world. She also enjoys reading, kickboxing, and cooking.
ANGELA HARTLEY spent much of her childhood being shuffled from house to house with only books for companionship. The magic she found in the written word saved her in many ways, transporting her into worlds far more enjoyable than the one she resided in. Literature became a passion and the idea of writing carried her through years of uncertainty. Following her father’s tragic death in 2005, she decided it was time to let go of the past and pursue her dreams. With the love and support of her family, she’s built worlds of her own full of procreating angels and demon rock stars. Her debut New Adult horror novel, Copper Descent, was released through Fox Hollow Publications in May 2014. Angela currently resides in Midway, Utah with her three children and husband.
FAUN JACKSON began her career in photography when her four children were young. She has been involved in multiple art forms for 21 years, and her extensive training and experience as an artist has allowed her to transform her photographs into works of art. She and her husband enjoy living in a beautiful Southern Utah town, and are the grandparents of four children. Faun continues to develop her talents and establish her career in fine art photography.
JOSHUA ROBERTSON, CRIMSON EDGE PUBLISHING COMPANY, is a small publisher specializing in Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, Horror, and Tabletop Game Guides. It is our mission to publish quality, progressive fiction to meet the literary needs of the book community. It is our goal to adapt and evolve with market trends and competition, pursue effective communication with our authors, and provide exceptional service that will ensure our clients and readers are satisfied. Please check out our website to learn more and to check out our other publications.
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