APPALACHIAN WINTER HAUNTINGS

Appalachian Winter Hauntings
By: Edited by Michael Knost and Mark Justice
Softcover, 134 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9824939-5-3
$14.95

PERFECT FOR THE FALL and WINTER SEASON: Appalachian Winter Hauntings: Weird Tales from the Mountains includes eleven bone-chilling accounts, penned by many of the preeminent storytellers in the business. These stories are appropriate to the Appalachian region and relative to the heart of the winter season. This anthology is dark and cold and is designed for cozying up close to a blazing fireplace on the coldest of winter nights.

When organizing the theme and the writers for this venture, Woodland Press, along with editors Michael Knost and Mark Justice, wanted to seek unusual stories with a wintry and ghostly theme. Able contributors and powerful storytellers include: Ronald Kelly, Brian J. Hatcher, Patricia Hughes, Steve Vernon, S. Clayton Rhodes, Steve Rasnic Tem, Sara J. Larson, Scott Nicholson, J.G. Faherty. EmmaLee Pallai, and Elizabeth Massie. Perhaps the texture is gritty and the stories are moving and, yes, c-h-i-l-l-i-n-g. Think Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" turned up a notch with a spooky mountain country backdrop.

So, pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa, wrap your favorite blanket around you tight, and brace yourself for ghostly stories and weird encounters that take place in the shadows of snowy hilltops or along icy mountain trails.

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$14.95