Tolkien scholar Anne C. Petty is best known for her two books on J.R.R. Tolkien, One Ring to Bind Them All and Tolkien in the Land of Heroes (2005 Mythopoeic Society Awards Finalist); her dark fantasy novel, Thin Line Between; and her volume of literary criticism on famous fantasy authors, Dragons of Fantasy. Recent essays in hardback anthologies include chapters in Tolkien Studies, Tolkien and Shakespeare, Tolkien and Religion, and Dragons East and West. She has also published many essays in popular magazines and literary journals, and regularly gives workshops in mythology, folklore, J.R.R. Tolkien, and writing. Anne has a PhD in English from Florida State University.
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One rain-lashing night, Melanie Truslow's father--a former French officer in Vietnam--fell off the McClenny Pier near his North Florida home and was drowned. Now his large house, and its ghosts, are hers. As she begins to settle into her new surroundings, she tries to understand the accident of his death and to reconstruct the life of the man who had left her mother before Melanie was born.
Leaving Miami for the sunny shores of Panama City was supposed to be a good thing for the Rankin family. Vicky has her PI license and Rick finally has a real job. But things aren't going to be that simple. Instead, they are drawn into the nefarious doings of Snag, proprietor of a mysterious museum on the edge of town where boards creak, cadavers reek, and laughter echoes down from the rafters.
The Veritas Experience
"The Veritas Experience" is a short story that appeared in the anthology The Best Horror, Fantasy, & Science Fiction of 2009 (Absent Willow Review). Now enjoy it as a single from Kitsune Books!
An exclusive Horror Pop-Culture convention turns out to be a weekend one aspiring horror writer will never forget.
Hell and High Water
Shrimpboat captain Carla Conway thought her life was enough of a mess before she found her old nanny dumped like a rag doll in the belfry of a long-abandoned church. With the help of her crusty first mate Comer--and little from the sheriff--she investigates the old woman's death. What she finds takes her deep into the myths and legends of the Florida swamps--and into the mystery of her own origin.
Thin Line Between
In this dark urban fantasy, creatures from the Australian Dreamtime legends manifest unexpectedly in the life of museum curator Alice Waterston. In her search for answers, Alice unearths clues to her past and some ancient secrets that may be better off left sleeping.
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