UnCONventional: Twenty-Two Tales of Paranormal Gatherings Under the Guise of Conventions

UnCONventional: Twenty-Two Tales of Paranormal Gatherings Under the Guise of Conventions


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The con's not the real reason we're here—that's just the cover story. Alien ascensions in hotel ballrooms.Mermaids on cruise ships.Werewolves in dog shows.Steampunk fairy time travelers.A teenage superhero hitching a ride with a supervillain.Comic books that absorb their readers.Magical filk... and much more.With stories by: LJ Berger, Vikki Ciaffone, Daniel Cohen, Gordon Dupuis, Anthony G. Francis, Jr., Justine Graykin, Randy O. Green, Melina Gunnett, Kate Kaynak, Danielle M. LeFevre, Kimberley Long-Ewing, Lauren Marrero, Will Morton, Linda Murphy, Ira Nayman, KT Pinto, Jennifer Allis Provost, Patricia Puckett, Keshia Swaim, Sherry Thompson, Pamela van Hylckama Vlieg, and Trisha WooldridgeThis con's about to get weird... okay, weirder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937053000
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication date: 01/15/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 10 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kate Kaynak was born and raised in New Jersey, but she managed to escape. Her Yale degree says she was a psych major, but she had WAY too much fun to have paid attention in class. She and her husband live in New Hampshire with their three kids, where Kaynak enjoys reading, writing, and fighting crime with her amazing superpowers.

Trisha J. Wooldridge reviews dining establishments in Faerie for her local paper, much to the natives' confusion. She often gets injured while trying to ride her horse, save the planet, interview famous movie and music people, or wear heels. She swears she loves her Husband-of-Awesome for more than his health insurance (he's also pretty cute). Her work has been in two EPIC Award-winning anthologies Bad-Ass Faeries and UnCONventional. Her debut novel, The Kelpie, comes out in December 2013.

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UnCONventional: Twenty-Two Tales of Paranormal Gatherings Under the Guise of Conventions 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Pearl_of_Wisdom More than 1 year ago
This is a fun anthology--you can read a story or two in a sitting. And if you're a con-goer, you'll get a lot of the in-jokes, too.
mt256 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the concept of this book. "Twenty-Two Tales of Paranormal Gatherings Under the Guise of Conventions" is written on the front cover. I couldn't resist the urge to read this book because of that. After all how many times have you seen someone dressed up for a convention, whether it be on television or in real life, and seriously started to wonder about their lives. This book explores what it would be like if the werewolf convention actually has real werewolf attending or if the person sitting next to you at a convention is actually an alien. This book is a fun read all the way through. These stories deal with practically any supernatural creature you can think of. Some stories are hilarious while others are heart warming. One of my favorites is What We Found in Our Room by Will Morton. It's about an author who is attending a convention and finds a unicorn in her hotel room. Her husband doesn't believe in the supernatural and is having a hard time believing what he is seeing. It's a great story. This is a fantastic book that fans of the paranormal genre would love to read. Faeries, Aliens and Sirens oh my! Whatever your favorite supernatural creature is this book has a story about it. This is a great collection.