Moonfire Publishing

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Moonfire Publishing is an independent press located in South Saint Paul, Minnesota. We specialize in speculative titles ranging from fantasy and science fiction stories to humorous works that touch upon paranormal themes. Moonfire Publishing seeks out the strange, the unusual, the macabre, and the unconventional, and our titles reflect that vision.

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Who is Sheila "Moonfire" Marshall?
Sheila Marshall is the founder of Moonfire Publishing and the author of a series of entertaining dining and compatibility guides featuring vampires, zombies and werewolves. The books come complete with colorful and imaginative illustrations, and are full of tasty recipes. These seriously humorous guides combine the art of personality typing and dating advice with a delicious and extensive collection of recipes, including appetizers, undead breads, main courses, sides and decadent desserts.

As a small child, her father related how he once spent two and half days traveling by train and singing songs with Bela Lugosi. This adventure captured her imagination, and these books are dedicated to that memory. She is a former Chicago restaurateur and currently a licensed psychologist and social worker, in practice since 1985. She has created therapy programs in creative writing and the arts, and brings her keen insights into personality types to this series of monster dining and dating books.
Who is Scott Michael Stenwick?
Scott Michael Stenwick was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1969. A natural storyteller from early childhood, he was drawing pictures and assembling them into simple narratives before he could read or write. He was exposed to computers in 1977 when his elementary school acquired an Apple II, and has been writing and programming ever since.

He attended Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and graduated in 1991 with a degree in psychology and a paracollege concentration in mathematical modeling. In college he worked on two novels in addition to his studies but eventually decided that neither was suitable for publication without substantial revision. After graduation he went to work in the computer field and built a career as a software developer and information technology consultant.

His debut novel Arcana was released by Pendraig Publishing in 2009. He is also the author of the Mastering Enochian Magick series, non-fiction books on the Enochian magical system of John Dee and Edward Kelley. His blog, Augoeides, can be found here and his author website can be found at
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Arcana Book Trailer
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What Haunts Us
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,700. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019 by Moonfire Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Loren Niemi has been captivating audiences with his riveting storytelling for more than forty years. His first published story collection is an evocative compendium of stories he has performed on many stages, along with new explorations of paranormal mysteries which arise at the intersection of the ordinary, flicker in the imagination, and dwell in memory.
The Zombies' Guide to Dining
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2017 by Moonfire Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Horror » Undead
This humorous illustrated dining and drinking guide to the world of zombies explores the various zombie types, and food and drink to sate their ravenous cravings.
The Vampires' Guide to Dining
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016 by Moonfire Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Horror » Undead
This humorous illustrated cookbook and compatibility guide explores the world of dating and hosting the various vampire personality types that make up the vast legions of the undead.

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Latest book: The Zombies' Guide to Dining. Published March 17, 2017.