A. W. & Jennifer Gifford


Many of A. W. Gifford’s story ideas come from the nightmares of his wife, Jennifer. Though she too is a writer of dark fiction, she will never write these stories herself, fearing that if she does, they will come true.

He is the editor of the dark fiction magazine Bête Noire and his work has appeared in numerous magazines, webzines and anthologies.

Though he grew up in the northern suburbs of Detroit, he now resides outside of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, two dogs, Reagan and Riley, and a pride of cats.

Jennifer Gifford has always had a fascination with the dark and humorous side of fiction. She hates creepy old dolls, spiders, and garden gnomes. The inspiration for her stories strikes her in the oddest of places from an elevator, walking in class, even in the shower. She loves to read, to cook, and loves horror movies. In turn, her nightmares are often the basis for her husband's stories, because she fears that writing her own nightmares will make them come true. Jennifer has been writing for almost two decades, and spends her time in three states: Georgia , Michigan , and panicked.

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Bete Noire Issue #18
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,040. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Bête Noire brings you the best in dark fiction, poetry and art. In this issue we bring you: Ian McKeachie, Marge Simon, N.L. Sakks, Alfred Klosterman, Mohammad Saif Al-Wahedi, Wesley D. Gray, William Akin, Bruce Boston, Denny E. Marshall, J. J. Steinfeld, Denzell Cooper, Chris Zuver and Florence Grey.
All That's Left of Yesterday
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,770. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Aliens, biblical second comings, technological meltdowns, ecological disasters, and global warfare are just a few of the backdrops for apocalyptic fiction, the scattered elements of humanity rising from the digital safe haven into a new world void of rules and social conformity.
Bete Noire Issue #17
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,230. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Bête Noire brings you the best in dark fiction, poetry and art. In this issue we bring you: Lawrence Buentello, Wesley D. Gray, Anna Sykora, Matt Andrew, J.J. Steinfeld, James Frederick William Rowe, Denny E. Marshall, Joshua L. Hood, Doug D'Elia, Chad Stroup, Richard H. Fay, A. W. Gifford and H.L. Fullerton.
Tell Me A Fable
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,220. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Once upon a time... These words begin one of the most enduring forms of literature, the fable. Timeless in its history and simple in its morality, it's our legacy, passed down in written form. Of all the fables, Grimm's fairytales hold a special place in our collective hearts. Favorites like Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, and Snow White and are retold in this collection with a modern flare
For All Eternity
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A prideful stance. A lying tongue. Hands that spill innocent blood. A heart that plots evil. Bodies engaging in ungodly mischief. Being a witness of deceit. Sowing discord for folly and fun.
In Poe's Shadow
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,050. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Dark Opus Press Presents: "In Poe's Shadow" a collection of short stories inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited by A. W. Gifford and Jennifer L. Gifford.
Bete Noire Issue #5
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,600. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Bete Noire issue #5 bringing you more of the best in dark fiction, poetry and art. In this issue we bring you: Philip Roberts, Marina Lee Sable, Elizabeth Creith, Nathan Wyckoff, Florence Grey, Grey Freeman, Thomas Stromsholt, Bruce Boston, Ash Scott-Lockyer, Anna Sykora, Mike Alexander, Guy Belleranti, Michael Roderick Fosburg and Tom Sawyer.

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