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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Dead of Winter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,990. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
Wesley Winter thinks his life can't get any more difficult as he tries to keep his grandparents' motel afloat by renting extended-stay rooms to a motley crew of cast-offs who are constantly at each others' throats. He learns otherwise, however, when a blizzard snows everyone in...and one of them turns out to be the Outcast, a psychotic self-appointed executioner of sinners on God's behalf...
Zero Hour 2: More Stories of Spiritual Suspense
Series: Zero Hour. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,870. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Author Stoney M. Setzer returns with more "Twilight Zone"-type stories with a Christian worldview in "Zero Hour 2." In these twelve pulp-style stories of science fiction and suspense, Setzer leads readers on another journey into the shadowlands of imagination, complete with a spiritual twist.
Dead Man Running
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Imagine waking up next to a wrecked vehicle... with no recollection of who you are or how you got there. Imagine that you find a driver's license with a photo that matches your reflection... only to see an obituary for the person whose name is on the license. Imagine meeting someone who remembers you... and who vows to kill you for what you can't remember doing...
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.