The Short and Scary Box Set

Twelve short stories meant to entertain and scare you. Two new ones have been added to the mix, the last one will probably end up as an entire book. Most people love John, what can I say. He’s not the only reoccurring character from The Roads to Nightmares but I’ll let you make the call on whether or not she’s likable. Personally, I’ll keep my opinion to myself on that one. She scares even me. More

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About Cathy Pace Matthews

I love the twisted and macabre. I also love the old horror where the thing that went bump in the night scared you and not all the blood gushing from a jagged wound that is more likely to gross you out. There is a difference. Don’t get me wrong I can do gore and quite well when I need to.
I’m also not a young adult author. I’m way too old for that and personally at this point in my life I want to read a book that involves men and women over twenty five and under one hundred and twenty five. If you’re younger than that I don’t think you’ll care and if you’re older than that, then God bless you and let me know, I’ll change the upper end of the timeline.
I tend to be outspoken and nothing is sacred when it comes to my writing. Well that part isn’t entirely true. The farm in the Blood Lines series is and I don’t apologize for that. I started writing because of that farm.
I strive to create the unusual and different and that’s not always easy, as a matter of fact, it’s hard. I try hard not to do the tried and true.
When I read a horror story I want to read a horror story. Can it have love and caring in it? Sure, but let’s keep things in perspective. I want to scare you and I’ll leave it up to other really good authors, and there are some really good ones, to give you all that other stuff.
I set out to write horror. I will take you to places in my books you’ve never been before and along the way I may make you laugh because what fun is real horror if it can’t make you laugh on occasion? The good part about the humor, you still have to turn the page and what waits for you there might not be so funny.
I have also recently become a producer for the short horror film, She Summoned Him. I'm looking forward to the the release.
I'm married to a wonderful man, Buddy, and between us we have three very beautiful daughters. We love to travel in our converted 1963 Greyhound 4106 and discover new places and meeting new people. I grew up with four wonderful brothers, one of which is no longer with us. I was born in Mississippi, grew up in Tennessee, and fell in love with Missouri as well as a man who comes from there.
I am surprised at how much writing has helped me grow as a person. I pay a lot more attention to things around me than I used to and can find a story in almost everything I see and hear. I have also learned what a truly dark sense of humor I have. I love making people raise an eyebrow at me on occasion.
My husband and I were recently at a local restaurant and were picking at one another. The waiter walked up about that time and I asked if they had an oven large enough to put a body in. He asked why and after a short explanation with a wicked little gleam in his eye he told me they did. What concerned me was that wicked little gleam. I have since found out that a lot of restaurants do have ovens big enough to hold a human body. My suggestion to you is not to make the waiting staff of any eating establishment angry. You might end in up on the menu the next night.
With seven books of my own under my belt, at present count, nine short story books, one exceptional book of short stories along with eight other gifted writers and the next one in the Blood Lines Series that I'm working on I'm pretty happy with where I am in my life right now.

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About the Series: The Short and Scary Series
Short stories to keep you up at night. Sometimes you don't want a long novel that you might have to put down right when it gets to the good part. Sometimes you just want a short scary story to give you a chill and for a short time. I've started 'The Short and Scary Series' just for that purpose.

What happens when things go haywire on Halloween, a neighbor takes a turn for the worst, or maybe there's more to that voice in your head than you think.

Come and peek inside these short little thrillers of horror and let me know how well you sleep afterward. I'm betting you won't.

At the end of each story you will find an excerpt from one of my novels up to the second chapter. I hope you will read it and get interested in one of my novels.

If you just love short stories check out Journey Into Nightmares and Nightmare Express. Also my other series Blood Lines will take you through some frighteningly spine chilling experiences.

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