Join us on a pumpkin spiced, ghost-riddled, spooky journey amongst the imaginations of fifteen horrifyingly excellent indie-authors. Let them take you on a candle-lit journey through the minds of the depraved, departed and desperate as they treat you to their haunting tales. Lock the doors, close the curtains and don’t turn off the light!
Haunted is the second Sparkly Badgers' anthology and features stories and poems from Jane Jago, Yvette Bostic, Cindy Tomamichel, Sophie Kearing, Claire Buss, Leo McBride, Margena Holmes, Ian C. Bristow, Holly Rae Garcia, a stump, S Shane Thomas, E.M. Swift-Hook, Medeia Sharif and Brent A. Harris.
About the Author
Yvette has been an avid reader for a few decades, enjoying many genres of books, but found herself always turning back to fantasy novels. She loved a great murder mystery, but nothing drew her away from the chaos of real life like a good story about elves, trolls and magic.
While her first series doesn't have any elves, trolls or fairies, the second series does.
Light in the Darkness Series leads into The Sentinel and The Watcher Series. It follows the life of Darian; a young man drawn out of the Napoleonic Wars and into an epic battle against demon overlords and their fanatical cultists.
Call of the Elements is a current day urban fantasy about a young woman who spends her entire life rejected by everyone, until a vampire finds her. Her entire world is turned upside-down when she's forced to accept the supernatural world is real, and she's now part of it.
Ian C. Bristow is a freelance artist and the author of Hunting Darkness and the Conner’s Odyssey trilogy. He is currently working toward the release of the first title in a two-book series titled Instinct Theory. When he isn’t writing or creating works of art, he enjoys playing music or spending time with his family and friends.
Claire Buss is a science fiction, fantasy & contemporary writer based in the UK. She wanted to be Lois Lane when she grew up but work experience at her local paper was eye-opening. Instead Claire went on to work in a variety of admin roles for over a decade but never felt quite at home. An avid reader, baker and pinterest addict Claire won second place in the Barking and Dagenham Pen to Print writing competition in 2015 setting her writing career in motion. The Gaia Effect was published in 2016 and Tales from Suburbia in 2017.
Brent has tried his hand at horror more than once and is currently carving out a novel in the same vein -- just as soon as he's let loose from the depths of the sanatorium.
Margena has been writing ever since she can remember, writing her first poem in 1st grade. At her day job, when she's not kicking young kids out of R-rated movies, she's sweeping up spilled popcorn from the hallways and aisles (she's not your mother, though, so please take your trash out). Her days off consist of writing space fantasy, short stories, and more movie theater shenanigans. Reading is a close second to writing, and she normally has her nose buried in a book.
Jane Jago is an eccentric genre hopping pensioner, who writes for the sheer enjoyment of the craft and gets in terrible trouble because of her attitude.
Leo McBride is an author and journalist from Northern Ireland, now living in The Bahamas. He is the editor-in-chief at Inklings Press, a small press publishing fantasy, science fiction, alternative history and more.
a stump has always loved all types of fiction, but his penchant is for tales of suspense and the macabre subtleties found in everyday life. His passion lies in telling stories of the mundane, infused by supernatural oddity. He holds degrees in Sociology, Anthropology, and Divinity and is currently Editor In Chief of the magazine Sci-Fi Lampoon. He lives near Erie, Pa and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
E.M. Swift-Hook is the author of Fortune's Fools, a dark space opera triple trilogy, and co-author of the Dai and Julia Mysteries, an alternate history whodunit series, set in a modern-day Britain where the Roman Empire still rules.
In the words that Robert Heinlein put into the mouth of Lazarus Long: 'Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.'
Having tried a number of different careers, before settling in the North-East of England with family, three dogs, cats and a small flock of rescued chickens, E.M. Swift-Hook now spends a lot of time in private and has very clean hands.
S Shane Thomas has fond childhood memories of creeping out of bed to watch anime until the sun came up. He has fond adult memories of creeping out of bed to write the Anki Legacies Adventures until the sun came up. He road trips, hikes, and hangs with his wife and sons after the sun comes up.
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Cindy Tomamichel is a multi-genre writer of action adventure novels. Escape the everyday with time travel, science fiction and fantasy stories or tranquil scenes for relaxation.
Discover worlds where the heroines don’t wait to be rescued, and the heroes earn that title the hard way.
Born in the frozen landscape of Toluca, Mexico, Ricardo dreamed of being a writer. But needing a job that could pay the rent while writing, he studied Industrial Design and later obtained a PhD in Sustainable Design, while living in the United Kingdom and working in a comic bookstore to pay for his board game & toy addiction. He is back now in Toluca, living with his wife and his two dogs where he works as an academic at the local university. He has short stories featured in anthologies by Inklings Press, Rivenstone Press, and Aradia Publishing. He was nominated to a Sidewise Award 2016 for the short story “Twilight of the Mesozoic Moon”, co-written with his arch-nemesis, Brent A. Harris. He also won a local contest for a fantasy short story during college. But hey! That one doesn’t count, does it?