California Screamin'

California Screamin'


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California. Close your eyes and say it: California. Images of perpetual sunshine, swaying palm trees, and blue waters lapping at sandy beaches. That one word conjures visions of gold and fame, luring dreamers to its mythic shores. The original peoples lived in an abundant paradise. The Spanish found a familiarity to their homeland. The Gold Rush, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley promised instant wealth. But the beaches are only a sliver of this vast land. Beyond it lie expanses of deserts, mountains, and rugged coastline cutting it off from reality. Isolated, California reveals a dark side—wraithlike fog of the northern coast, dense shadows in ancient forests, and hellish heat of vast deserts. It is to these places you will journey. Within these pages, you will find stories of primeval specters, soured fantasies, transplanted vampires, bizarre geography.

This is the reality of nightmares. This is California Screamin’.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999449509
Publisher: Barking Deer Press
Publication date: 10/22/2017
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Danielle Kaheaku is an active member of the SFWA, RWA PAN, and HWA. With a BA in English from UHM and MA in English and Creative Writing from SNHU, she is a multi-published and produced writer with several literary and screenwriting awards. You can follow her online at

JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times bestselling author, 5-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, and comic book writer. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and action; and he writes for adults, teens and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, Glimpse, the Rot & Ruin series, the Dead of Night series, The Wolfman, X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate, Mars One, and many others. Several of his works are in development for film and TV. He is the editor of high-profile anthologies including The X-Files, V-Wars, Aliens: Bug Hunt, Out of Tune, Kingdoms Fall, Baker Street Irregulars, Nights of the Living Dead, and others. He lives in Del Mar, California. Find him online at

Table of Contents

Edited by Danielle Kaheaku

Introduction by Jonathan Maberry

Foreword poem "Between the Dreams and Screams" by Lori Lopez


1. The Dark Watchers by E.S. Magill

2. Agency Cost by Aaron Smith

3. The Mount of Death by Kevin David Anderson

4. The Perfect Playground by Chad Stroup

5. Manananggal by James San Juan

6. Feed Your Muse by R.W. Goldsmith

7. Bumming Smokes by Brian Asman

8. Kenneth is Drowning by James Jensen

9. Goddess Feast by K.C. Grifant

10. June Gloom by Kevin Wetmore

11. Hidden Depths by Alexandra Neumeister

12. O For a Muse of Fire by Nickolas Furr

13. In the River by Jean Graham

14. Eyes of the Salton Sea by Sarah Read

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