Elizabeth Massie

Biography

Elizabeth Massie is an award-winning author of horror novels and collections, short horror fiction, licensed media tie-ins (Dark Shadows, The Tudors, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more), mainstream fiction, historical fiction, poetry, and educational fiction and nonfiction. Her works span a wide audience, with books for adults, young adults, middle grade readers and children, as well. Her novella “Stephen” (1991) and novel Sineater (1993) both received a Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers of America. Thy Will Be Done, her 2010 novelization of the third season of Showtime’s original television series, The Tudors, won a Scribe Award from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Best selling author Bentley Little has said, “Elizabeth Massie is personally one of my favorite authors. Her writing is true, heartfelt, and wildly original. She is one of the greats.”

Elizabeth presents creative writing workshops up and down the East Coast to students in grades 3-12 as well as at the university level. She’s been a member of the human rights organization Amnesty International for 30 years. Elizabeth loves geocaching, hiking, and chai, and hates cheese, snobbery, and doing laundry.

She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where she was born and grew up, and she shares life and abode with her husband, illustrator/artist Cortney Skinner. She can be reached through her website: www.elizabethmassie.com or through Facebook.

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Books

Ameri-Scares: North Carolina: Mountain of Mysteries
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,700. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Twelve-year-old Gabe Williams and eleven-year-old Isabel Diaz are camping on Brown Mountain with the Outdoor Adventures Camping Club. While there are lots of fun things to do, such as riding four-wheelers, hiking, and tubing, neither Gabe nor Isabel wants to be there. Gabe had wanted to stay home and hang out with his friend. Isabel, whose parents had recently died, just wants to be left alone.
Hell Gate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,230. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
The year is 1909. Coney Island is a bright, malodorous, and garish place, luring work-weary folks in with its dangerous roller coasters, bizarre displays, and promises of "improper" gaiety to be remembered. Three grand amusement parks—Steeplechase, Luna Park, and Dreamland—make Coney Island their home, as do countless independent shows along the Bowery.
Sundown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,720. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2018 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In the author's own words: "This is for all who stare into the darkness to better appreciate the light.” Sundown is a collection of stories selected from my (thus far) 26-year career in the field of horror fiction. Some were included in more major publications while others were published by small press anthologies and magazines." This new collection also includes poetry.
Naked, on the Edge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,560. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Readers are thrust to the edge of darkness in this powerful collection of supernatural and psychological tales by Stoker Award-winning horror author, Elizabeth Massie. Isolation, alienation, desperation, greed, rage, regret – human conditions that leave us teetering on the brink, ready to crash forward into the abyss or step backward onto safer ground. “Beneath our hearts, our souls are naked.”
Abed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » General
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Abed - called one of the most disturbing horror stories ever written - was first published in the anthology STILL DEAD, edited by John Skipp & Craig Spector. You've seen plenty of stories of zombies, decapitation, "double-tapping" and gore...but if you've never experienced this story (now a film by Ryan Lieske...
Wire Mesh Mothers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,270. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
It all started with the best of intentions. Kate McDolen, an elementary school teacher, knew she had to protect one of her students, little 8-year-old Mistie, from parents who were making her life a living hell. So Kate packed her bags, quietly picked up Mistie after school one day, and set off with her toward what she thought would be a new life. It becomes a nightmare.
Afraid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,610. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » General
Two-time Bram Stoker-winning, veteran horror author Elizabeth Massie offers up a collection of some of her more obscure horror shorts, a sampling spanning nearly the entire length of her 27-year career thus far. AFRAID opens the collection with a new poem, "Afraid," which plays with the question, "Why do we read horror?" There are 13 tales in all from a master storyteller.
Sineater
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,440. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2010 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
The Sineater is to be shunned, along with his family. When Burke Campbell befriends the Sineater's son, horrible things begin to happen. The Sineater, and his family, are blamed. Can superstition be overcome? Is it superstition, or fact? Will tradition be broken...or will a family, and an Appalachian community be undone?

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