Stoney M. Setzer


Stoney M. Setzer lives in a small town about an hour south of Atlanta, GA, with his beautiful wife and three wonderful children. As a fiction writer, he strives to create suspenseful stories with spiritual (Christian) themes. Some of Stoney's stories have been described as "the Twilight Zone with a Christian worldview." His works have been featured in such publications as Residential Aliens, Fear and Trembling, Crossed Genres, and Christian Sci-Fi Journal, as well as a number of anthologies. Recently, he has also published an anthology of his own work entitled Zero Hour, which is available on and at Smashwords. He is employed as a middle school special education teacher. When he isn't working or writing, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, visiting amusement parks, and watching the Atlanta Braves. He also maintains a blog at

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Zero Hour - Stories of Spiritual Suspense
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,900. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011 by ResAliens Press. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Are you into tales of suspense reminiscent of the days of pulp fiction? Then you'll enjoy these 15 Twilight Zone-like mysteries served up with a spiritual twist. Author Stoney M. Setzer pulls together an anthology of supernatural thrillers that will transport you to that shadowland where anything is possible, complete with a spiritual twist.

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  • Aquasynthesis on June 20, 2012

    This is a short story anthology whose stories are connected by the frame narrative of Gizele and her mentor Tok. The stories have a bit of a Twilight Zone flavor but also feature nuggets of spiritual truth and a Christian worldview. As in any other anthology, readers will prefer some stories to others, but all of them are enjoyable reads.
  • West of the Texas Nebula on Aug. 05, 2012

    In "West of the Texas Nebula," Lyndon Perry and Dan Devine have teamed up to present a fast-paced, entertaining "space western" story. For those who may be unfamiliar with this genre, space westerns take Western-type plots and characters and transplant it into a more science fiction-style setting. This story of an old-fashioned power struggle grabs the reader from the very beginning and doesn't let up until the very end. Excellent!
  • The Vampire in the Church Choir on Oct. 15, 2012

    Matt Mikalatos presents an engaging and enjoyable satire in "The Vampire in the Church Choir." By centering his story on a Christian vampire trying desperately to fit in, Mikalatos satires both the mega-church movement and classic monsters while also slipping in some revelant Christian truths along the way. I highly recommend this and look forward to reading more by Mikalatos.
  • A Lesson in War - A Sword of Otrim Story [Short Story] on Oct. 24, 2012

    This story goes a great job of combining medieval fantasy with nuggets of spiritual truth. The centerpiece of this story is the conflict between the main character Otrim, a man who is always eager to heed the spiritual teachings of the "Master", and his less enlightened commanding officer, Ardus. If you like reading medieval fantasy that have a deeper meaning, I would highly recommend this book.