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About the author:
Sydney Leigh is a writer, editor, and former English teacher native to the North Shore of Massachusetts. Her short fiction, poetry, and reviews have appeared in such magazines and anthologies as Shock Totem, Shroud Quarterly, The Horror Zine, Darkness Ad Infinitum, Demonic Visions Volumes 1-4, Enter at Your Own Risk: The End is the Beginning, and The Library of the Dead. She is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association, and currently works for both Villipede Publications and as the Chief Editor of Eldritch Press' Novel Division.
She recently edited Inkblots and Blood Spots, Michael Bailey's collection of short stories and poetry illustrated by British Fantasy Award-winning artist Daniele Serra and featuring an Introduction from the legendary Douglas E. Winter.
In 2015, "Baby's Breath" was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction and won the Best Horror Short Story Award in the Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll. It is also due to be featured on the Tales to Terrify podcast, a division of the District of Wonders and home of the Hugo-award winning program Starship Sofa.
The first several episodes of a show she co-hosts with her local writers group called "The Taco Society Presents" (a nod to Peter Straub's Ghost Story) are streaming online, and you can soon find her latest poetry in the forthcoming Chiral Mad 3 from Written Backwards, Our World of Horror from Eldritch Press, the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume II, and the third volume in the Quick Shivers series from the DailyNightmare.com.
Drop into her website at thespiderbox.shawnaleighbernard.com, follow her on Twitter @thespiderbox, or look for her on Facebook or Goodreads. You can also find her charming letters, constructing nightmares, and slinging grim words into the darkness until they stick at facebook.com/VillipedePublications, villipede.com, and @VillipedePubs.
She is currently working on her first novel.
Diane is an obstetric nurse who fears losing her new husband after becoming pregnant. Her paranoid descent into madness creates a self-fulfilling prophecy, exacerbated by Ben's increasing neglect of his vulnerable wife. As new life grows both inside and around her, Diane's marriage deteriorates—but so does her health, along with that of her unborn child's—and her resulting grief pushes her to carry out a shocking act of revenge.
Originally appeared in Bugs: Tales That Slither, Creep, and Crawl from Great Old Ones Publishing with a Foreword by Simon Rumley. Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction and winner of the Best Horror Short Story Award in the 2014 Preditors & Editors Reader's Poll.
Cover art by Mikio Murakami of Silent Q Design. Full color chapbook with matte cover.
- Publication Date:
- 0692417397 / 9780692417393
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Short Stories