"Kate Jonez writes my favorite kind of horror: it's set in a world I recognize, full of women (and men) I know, and that makes the shocks even more disturbing... I've been a fan of her elegant, sly, dread-inducing, beautifully-crafted work for some time, and after reading this extraordinary collection I'm betting you will be, too."
—Lisa Morton, six-time Bram Stoker Award-winner
Thank you, Lisa!
“Desperation is the key that slips into the greasy locks of lives out of sync, where what is deemed as normal is disrupted by something slippery and insidious. The tones are understated yet ominous, until the intrusion of grit under the fingernails guile or strange magic reveals characters willing to embrace whatever is necessary to move beyond the monochrome landscape and into a world of color, be it red and dripping, bruise blue or, more often, just a little brighter monochromatic hue, like still burning ash…and you might even sniff smoke. Head honcho and editor extraordinaire at Omnium Gatherum Kate Jonez’ supurb debut collection, Lady Bits, lives for the moments when the trap-door swings open, when the only choice that matters is the one that leads to escape, to survival, at all costs…and usually outside of the laws of nature we all think we understand. Highly recommended.”
—John Claude Smith, Bram Stoker nominated author of Riding the Centipede and Occasional Beasts: Tales
Thank you, John Claude!
“Kate Jonez pulls you in through character and voice, as each story in Lady Bits unfolds its own world. Once the stories have woven their spell, they creep up, terrify, and flip perceptions, leaving haunting images in their wake.” —Kate Maruyama, author of Harrowgate
Thank you, Kate!
Autumn Christian is a fiction writer from Texas who currently lives in California. She is the author of the books The Crooked God Machine, We are Wormwood, and Ecstatic Inferno, and has written for several video games, including Battle Nations and State of Decay 2. When not writing, she is usually practicing her side kicks and running with dogs, or posting strange and existential Instagram selfies.
Her third novel is a dark journey of self-discovery. An existential labyrinth of love, sex, and self-actualization where the only way out is through.
When high schooler Beverly Sykes finally has sex, her whole life changes. She feels an explosion inside of her that feels like her DNA is being rearranged, and she discovers a strange power within. After chasing that transcendent feeling and fucking her way through the good, the bad, and the dangerous boys and girls that cross her path, Beverly notices that all of her ex-lovers are undergoing drastic changes. She witnesses them transcending their former flawed selves, becoming self-actualized and strong. Beverly gives herself over and over to others, but can she become who she is supposed to be, with the gift and curse that nature gave to her?
She can be found online at: http://www.autumnchristian.net/. Or you can follow her @teachrobotslove.
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